A Flurry of New Gwent Records

cropped-GCAA-Icon-Copy.pngWith the outdoor season well under way there was a flurry of new Gwent records at the Llantarnam Mixed Herefords on Sunday 24th April 2016.

  • John Schurer, St Kingsmark Bowmen – Longbow Gents National
  • Nicola Phillips, St Kingsmark Bowmen – Longbow Ladies Hereford
  • Jon Dyke, Llantarnam Archery Club – Gents Recurve Hereford
  • Mairi Richards – Junior Girl U/12 Bristol V
  • Jack Powell  – Junior Boy U/14 Bristol lll


Para selection shoot: day three : News | Archery GB

After three days of intense competition, the final results from Archery GB’s Para Archery Rio Selection shoot 1 are in.

The recurve results were:

Men: 1. David Phillips [of Llantarnam Archery Club], 2. Paul Browne, 3. Will Fortnam, 4. Steven Gill, 5. Seamus Gallagher.

Those archers progressing to second and final Selection shoot on 2-5 June will be informed tomorrow.

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A Great Day at the Llantarnam Mixed Herefords

LlantarnamA great day for Llantarnam Archery Club on home turf today.

Gold medals for Jonathan, Eleri, all of the Powells, Ben, Mairi, Sam and Darran. Silver medals for Debbie, Tracey and Ieuan and a bronze medal for Sarah. They also came away with a handful of trophies.

A special mention must go their excellent Lord Paramount – Peter Dyke – and his brilliant helpers Eleri and Lottie.

The day went without a hitch thanks to Gail, Steve and the working party.

A great first outdoor competition for the club.

Oh, and there was a bronze medal for Rob James of St Kingsmark Bowmen as well apparently!

Good weekend shooting at Chippenham

LlantarnamReally good weekend shooting at Chippenham archers for Steve Edwards of Llantarnam Archery Club: a couple of solid MB scores and a clutch of Gwent and Welsh Records.

Shooting Gents Compound, Steve increased his own Single WA1440 Gwent record by 22 points with a score of 1334.  In the Double WA1440 he beat Greg Hill’s ten year Gwent record by 160 points with a score of 2664.

Well done Steve!

A Good Season Opener

LlantarnamAnd so it begins….the outdoor season!

The weather at Castle Bowmen’s Double Easter Shoot today was better than anticipated, although the field was a total mud bath.

Well done everyone from Llantarnam Archery Club: gold for Jonathan Dyke and Thea Rogers, gold and a new Gwent and Welsh record for Steve Edwards, silver for Vicky Flanagan and bronze for Jason Rogers.

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Llantarnam Mixed Herefords 2016

LlantarnamThe entry form for the Llantarnam Mixed Herefords hosted by Llantarnam Archery Club on Sunday 24 April 2016 is now available!

Venue: Rougemont School, Llantarnam Hall, Malpas Road, Newport NP20 6QB

Rounds: Mixed Hereford, Burntwood Hereford and All Bristol Rounds, Nationals according to entries

Entry Fees: Adult £10 (National £8) Junior £ 6 (National £4)

Closing date for Entries:  15th April 2016

Download the entry form here



Welsh Para-Archer Dave Phillips, from Cwmbran, has been selected to represent GB at the up-coming European Para-Archery Championships in France following a successful selection shoot last weekend.

Twenty-six archers went head-to-head in a very competitive selection shoot for the European Para-Archery Championships and Rio 16 Continental Qualification Tournament. Archery GB has now announced the team.

David Phillips commented: ‘I am grateful to Disability Sport Wales and their Academy sponsors, General Dynamics UK, for supporting in me over the last few months. Additionally I’d like to thank my coaching team around me to make this a reality. The hard work has paid off, and shows a disability does not stop you having the ability to be a Champion.’

Pippa Britton, Chair of Disability Sport Wales & former Paralympic Archer commented: ‘It’s great news to hear that Dave has been selected for this event. Following his removal from the World Class programme we engaged Dave on our Academy programme to reinvigorate his training and passion for the sport. With the support of Sport Wales practitioners at the Welsh Institute of Sport we put together a focused training and competition programme, with the ultimate goal of securing his place at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. This event in France is the first stepping stone to reach that goal, and we’ll continue to work with Dave and ArcheryGB on his progress to Paralympic selection.’

The archers representing Great Britain in Challans, France, next month will be:

W1: Jess Stretton, Jo Frith, Vicky Jenkins, John Walker, John Cavanagh

Compound Open: John Stubbs, Mikey Hall, Nathan MacQueen, Jodie Grinham, Phoebe Pine

Recurve Open: Dave Phillips, Paul Browne, Tania Nadarajah, Amanda George, Hazel Chaisty

Visually Impaired B2/B3: Carmel Bassett, Carol Davies, Steve Prowse

Born to Win

A massive thank you to Larry Godfrey and Win&Win for welcoming Thea Rogers of Llantarnam Archery Club into the Win&Win family.

She is absolutely delighted and so proud to become a Pro Staff Archer and a member of the team.‪#‎borntowin‬

Archery GB Membership Affiliation

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Dear County/Region Secretary,

The circumstances under which members do not affiliate to their geographical county and region has been raised with me and I would appreciate your advice and guidance.

Considering the matter, I would like to put the guidance below in place that will take effect in the coming affiliation year (October 2016 onwards).

Law 22 sets out a certain degree of freedom in how clubs affiliate to counties and regions. Historically this has been used for the intention behind the law – to allow clubs to affiliate to a neighbouring county where it makes sense geographically for the development of archery. For instance, Bicester AC in Oxfordshire is a member of Northamptonshire Archery Association, Croesowalt AC in Shropshire until recently, was a member of the North Wales Archery Association and Parkfield Archers in Cambridgeshire are members of the Norfolk Archery Association.

However, a very few clubs are using a previous interpretation of this Law to avoid being part of the county and region structure that is integral to archery in the UK. To clarify the matter, from October 2016, Archery GB revokes any previous interpretation and will only accept club member affiliations from clubs whose members are all:

  • affiliated to their geographical county and region; or
  • affiliated to a neighbouring county and region with the mutual consent of both the counties

Clubs who have historically affiliated to neighbouring county need take no action. Any club which wishes to take this route for the first time will initially need to contact both the counties and obtain their permission in writing. This will then need to be attached to the annual return.

Direct Members will also be required to affiliate to their geographical county and region.


Neil Armitage

CEO (Interim)