Further to our recent announcements that we had to delay the National Championships 2021, we are pleased to announce that we have been able to secure an alternative date of the 2nd and 3rd of October 2021.
In unprecedented times, we had not just one venue but two affected by Covid. The first, making the entire events team (who usually run weddings) redundant and therefore unable to host us, and the second having doubts about the impact on the small local community that we would have mingled with. The third option, we have been working with for a number of weeks, but are unable to give us the weekend we need. It is therefore our best option to hold a Nationals this year to accept their offer of the 2nd and 3rd of October 2021.
We realise that this is not ideal for members. There is a good chance members will already have other plans, but we ask that everyone take a second to understand that the past 18 months has been an incredibly difficult environment to work in to hold a national level event with 400 people. We hope that members will stand with us and make the Nationals a great event, as a celebration that we can move on.
However, although we are forever hopeful, we have learned to be cautious, and as I write this, the Covid Delta variant is continuing to increase daily. We advise that any bookings for hotels, restaurants, travel and anything else is made with the ability to cancel, in case we unfortunately have to cancel the event.
Thank you to everyone for their efforts in getting the Nationals back on track, and fingers crossed for a great event.
NFAS Field Officer
Further info: Nationals Entry forms will be in the Jul/Aug newsletter which is due out imminently. Venue information is also included. Online entry for the Champs will open once the newsletter is out.
20 Jul '21
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The Jul/Aug newsletter is now available within the Members Only area.
This edition includes further details of the National Champs (2nd & 3rd October) - online entries are now open, or you can apply by post. Team entry forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted. The closing date for the Nationals is Friday 17th September.
The newsletter also includes the Proposal Form for proposing changes to the NFAS rules.
NFAS Webby yesterday
As we are all aware, COVID 19 is still in existence with new variants continuing to cause outbreaks. The NFAS Committee is committed to keeping our members safe at all times and recommend that clubs and members continue to be cautious during this most recent announcement from the government removing all restrictions to social events. The Committee recommend that all members and clubs continue to be cautious and keep sensible precautions in place when holding and attending shoots. Members are also reminded that abuse of any kind is not tolerated and should adhere to any COVID restrictions that clubs and individuals feel are important to keeping each other safe.
The guidelines for holding COVID safe shoots will still be available on the website and in the Facebook group, to give an idea of precautions you may wish to consider. Please remember to incorporate all changes to how your shoots are held into your club risk assessments and open shoot risk assessments.
All the recommended guidelines are ultimately to keep other people safe, please help us to continue doing so
NFAS Committee 2 days ago
In response to the questions raised in a recent Facebook thread about entry qualifications for the National Championships 2021, a decision has been taken to adhere to the stated requirement of 3 signed and dated cards (during a 3 year period) in the style the archer will be competing in. We will, however, accept cards on the weekend with prior agreement with Shoot Admin. This facility is subject to change depending on the number of applicants without cards.
NFAS Committee 3 days ago
Last year at the beginning of the first Lockdown Tony Burt, the then Field Officer, got a project under way that he had discussed with Pete Dixon to select and reproduce a selection of new faces for use at the NFAS Championships.
Tony asked fellow NFAS committee members John Pendleton (Coach Training Organiser), Bernie Britton (DBS Co-ordinator) and myself (Lewis Chuck - Shoot Dates Organiser) to select 80 Faces, 20 in each of Groups 1 to 4. This would allow each target of a two course Championship to be different.
Over a period of several months thousands of animal faces were viewed online and given a score by each of us. Many zoom meetings then followed where the numbers were whittled down. We had heard that Darren Wilkins the secretary of Severn Valley Yeomen Foresters runs a printing company and discussions and much advice from Darren followed.
The result of our endeavours are about to printed for this year's Championships on October 2nd and 3rd.
Addition: These new NFAS faces will be available for NFAS clubs to purchase... after the National Champs.
Lewis Chuck, Shoot Dates Organiser 22 Jul '21
Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to cancel our open shoot
Sincere apologies to those who have booked in (and for those who have paid there will be a refund).
We look forward to welcoming you in the near future
Julie Bacon 3 days ago
Pennington Archers Open Shoot
19th September 2021
Kath Smith 18 Jul '21
For logistical reasons we are changing this shoot to be a 1-day event on Sunday 5th September rather than the 2-day event originally stated, and additionally have decided that in future, we will host 3 one-day shoots each year dropping the weekend event. (2022 dates will be announced soon).
Apologies for any disappointment but the practicalities make this the best way forward.
I hope you still wish to join us on the 5th September in which case please complete the on-line booking form by following this link: https://forms.gle/uGuzsbg37ujCXYXx8
There will be CATERING and we have decided to keep it as a ROLLING START but at the end of the booking form, I have included a survey asking your feedback on this, versus the old mass start, please do let us know what you think as this will help us shape the events in future.
Martin Joy 21 Jun '21
our upcoming shoots...
Holmbush F.A. (Sat 31)
Redoubtables (Sun 1)
South West Challenge (Thu 5)
Black Swan Archers (Sun 8)