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Kent Archery Field - KAA Field Championship
Places are still available for the KAA Field Championship to be held on the Sunday 18th October 2015 at the Woodstock field course near Sittingbourne, Kent
The championship consists for 24 Marked Fita Field targets shot in two loops of 12, distances range from 5 to 60 meters. The entry form is available for download from here.
If you want to find out more about FITA field archery why not come along and give it ago on Sunday 27th September, the cost is £6 to non members, email the field secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more
You can find some more information at our Kent Archery Field Facebook Page. You do not need to have a Facebook account to view this page.
Fetes, Fares, Beginners courses and have a go sessions
As the governing body for archery in Kent, Kent Archery Association is unable to provide your fete, fare or corporate day with equipment or personnel to put on have a go sessions or beginners lessons. If you are looking for such support then please contact one of the clubs in your area.
You can find a complete list of Kent clubs here.
Chronotir Archery Lights
KAA have recently purchased a set 4 lights, stands and 2 controllers of the Chronotir lighting systems for use at record status events. These lights are available for hire at a cost of £50
KAA Tournaments - 2015
|County Invitation||Sunday, 03 May 2015||Vigo RFC ground||Results|
|Longbow Championship||Sunday, May 17 2015||Vigo RFC ground||Results|
|WA Star Tournament||Sunday, 21 June 2015||Vigo RFC ground||Results|
|Para-Archery Championship||Saturday, 25 July 2015||Sittingbourne Community College||Results|
|Target Championship||Sunday, 16 August 2015||Vigo RFC ground||Results|
|Clout Championship||Sunday, 13 September 2015||Ramsgate||Entry Form|
|Field Championship||Sunday, 18 October 2015||KAF Woodstock, Nr Sittingbourne||Entry Form|
|Indoor Championship||Sunday, 14 February 2016||Tenterden|
Indoor County Match on 29 November 2014
An indoor county match against Essex, Middlesex & Surrey has now been confirmed for Saturday, 29 November 2014 at Sittingbourne Community College.
This is quite early in the indoor season, so it is more important than ever for anyone who wishes to be considered for team selection to ensure that their scores are submitted very promptly - the cut-off date for receiving scores in time for the selection meeting is Friday, 31 October 2014.
The team selection policy explains the requirements (page 4 is especially relevant); however, given the timescales involved it is strongly recommended that archers submit their own score returns, to make absolutely sure.
Please note that, as stated in the policy above, score returns must be sent to the county Records Officer, not to the County Captain, as it is the county Records Officer who chairs the Team Selection Panel. If you intend sending your score return by post, please either check with your club Records Officer for the correct address, or contact the County Records Officer by email first - this website does not contain or disclose private mailing addresses.
Kent Archery Association AGM
When the date of this year's AGM was discussed at last year's event, there was concern that the normal date (the 3rd. Sunday of November) might clash with a tournament; it has turned out that this will not in fact happen and so the KAA AGM will be held on its customary date, Sunday, 16 November 2014 at Medway Archers' clubhouse.
Please therefore ignore the date shown in recent newsletters and accept our apologies for any confusion that might have been caused.
Official notification should now have been received by all Club Secretaries and Direct Members; if any Club Secretary or Direct Member has not receive their copy, please urgently contact the County Secretary.
If you have received a prefilled nomination form, but wish to nominate an alternative member for any post, please download and print the form below, then return to the County Secretary, as described in the notification letter.
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:
- Take a look at the "New Members" section on our FAQ page;
- Read through our short Introduction to Finding a Club;
- Look for a convenient club using our Interactive Club Map;
- 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.