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KAA Tournaments - 2014

Upcoming Events:
Para-Archery Championship:Saturday, 26 July 2014Sittingbourne Community CollegePara-Archery Festival & Championship - Details & entry form
Target Championship:Sunday, 17 August 2014Vigo RFC groundTarget Championship - Details & entry formTarget Championship - Event nearly full - see news article
Clout Championship:Sunday, 14 September 2014RamsgateClout Championship - Details & entry form
Indoor Championship:Sunday, 09 November 2014TenterdenIndoor Target Championship - Details & entry form
Results so far:
County Invitation:Sunday, 04 May 2014Vigo RFC groundCounty Invitation - Results
Longbow Championship:Sunday, 18 May 2014Vigo RFC groundLongbow Championship - Results
WA Star Tournament:Sunday, 22 June 2014Vigo RFC groundWA Star Tournament - Results, WA Star Tournament - Match Report

Equipment Theft

Queenborough Archers have reported the theft of 3 Matthews Genesis compound bows from the their outdoor venue, one right-handed, one left-handed and one fully adjustable in bright green. All of the bows were in cases, complete with Proton scopes, quivers and wrist releases.

If anyone comes across equipment answering to this description being used or offered for sale, they are asked to contact Vince Telford at Queenborough Archers, who might be able to help identify whether it is the stolen equipment.

Trophy Sponsorship

Now that Recurve Barebow archers will receive separate championship status at our Outdoor Target Championship each year, we recently appealed for sponsors for a set of new trophies for each of the gender/age group classes.

We are pleased to say that we have now been able to purchase all of the required trophies in plenty of time for this year's event and would like to extend our thanks to the following for their generous donations:

  • Peter Brett Associates LLP
  • Ms. Cecile Midrouillet
  • Sittingbourne Community College Archery Club
  • Queenborough Archery Club
  • The Kenyon Family

And to anyone who is leaving it to the last moment to enter this year's championship on Sunday, 17 August 2014 at Vigo RFC, the tournament is already very close to capacity and a waiting list is likely before we reach the closing date for entries - you are strongly advised to send in your entry form for the 2014 KAA Target Championship quickly!

You want to take up Archery?

If you haven't done archery before, or have only tried it in a "taster session" at school or on holiday, and now you want to do it for real, then follow these four easy steps:

  1. Take a look at the "New Members" section on our FAQ page;
  2. Read through our short Introduction to Finding a Club;
  3. Look for a convenient club using our Interactive Club Map;
  4. Use the contact details provided to contact the club direct for details of beginners' courses.

Remember don't buy any archery equipment until you have finished the beginners' course - use of basic equipment is included in the price of the beginners' course. Once you know that archery is for you, your new club will give advice and help you select the bow, arrows and other bits and pieces that will suit you and your budget.

If you are disabled or visually impaired, it is still likely that you will be able to shoot; some clubs are specialists in helping people with disabilities and a number of others have a lot of experience to call on - these are specially marked in the Interactive Club Map and Club List. However, please bear in mind that not all clubs will feel qualified to work with all types of disability, so please call them and discuss your particular needs and they will do everything they can to help.