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Committee update

We are pleased to announce two new members of the team. Keith Taylor has joined the committee as our Safety Adviser and Sharon Jones is our new National Champs Administrator.

We are still looking for a Membership Secretary and a Field Officer. Please feel free to contact the the President or General Secretary if you would like to find out more. If you would like to volunteer for either of these positions, please send your resume to Applications need to be received by Friday 7th August.

NFAS Webby 30 Jul '20

Safety Article

We have a safety article from Keith Taylor in our new Safety Adviser's Corner.

Keith Taylor 30 Jul '20

Restricted shooting guidelines - updated 20/07/20

Further to recent sporting guidelines, below are the NFAS guidelines for continuing to shoot. Please note that these are guidelines - clubs are to follow government guidelines at all times as they take precedence. If government guidelines are adhered to then clubs will be covered by insurance.We would be interested in feedback from clubs that do hold restricted shoots - please email Please note that the guidelines are for restricted shooting, normal open shoots will not be happening for some time yet.If you do not agree that clubs should be holding restricted shoots then please do not attend, especially if you, or someone in your household/bubble are shielding, or if you are in a vulnerable group.

Shooting Guidelines

NFAS Committee 17 Jul '20

Newsletter available

The Jul/Aug edition of the NFAS Newsletter is now available. Those of you who receive the posted version will see that it's in a different format - please feel free to let us know what you think.

NFAS Webby 6 Jul '20

Latest Guidance re: Covid-19 - updated 4th June

Further to the Government’s announcement the Committee recommend the following:

• Anyone that has been in contact with someone who has, or is suspected as having, Covid-19 must not attend the club/woods. We recommend that anyone that has vulnerable people living at home should not attend the club/woods.

• Clubs to complete risk assessments following government or local guidelines in force at the current time and clubs must adapt to the changes as they occur. If this is not possible then the club/woods should remain closed. Risk assessments should consider, but not be limited to, the amount of people allowed in groups observing strict social distancing measures, how to limit groups, the number of gates handled to access the property, if ropes have to be used for safe conduct on the course, and the state of targets and if arrows can be pulled safely with minimal hand use. Blank risk assessment forms and examples on how to complete can be found under the Club Pack on the NFAS website.

• Clubs must ensure the landowners agree with members starting to use the woods.

• Communal facilities at clubs/woods to remain unavailable, such as tea/coffee making facilities, toilets etc.

• When social distancing, approach the target one at a time, pull own arrows, then stand 2 metres away to allow the other person to pull their arrows. Try not to touch the target with your hands. Be aware when searching for arrows.

• Clubs should not invite guests.

• Clubs should cancel all shoots (e.g. open shoots, club shoots, and ‘friendlies’) until the Government guidelines advise that gatherings can take place.

• No indoor club practices.

• Comply with all Government guidelines, if this changes at short notice then Government guidelines take precedence. This also only covers England. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland may have different rules that should be adhered to.

NFAS Committee 4 Jun '20

Club News

Ashcombe Valley - 4th October - cancelled

Ashcombe Valley Archers are very sorry to announce that we have had to make the decision to cancel our shoot on 4th October 2020.

Laura Wall 2 days ago

Aurora Summer Shoot

We are delighted to announce that we are going ahead with our weekend shoot on 5th and 6th September 2020. As you would expect, this is going to be very different from our usual fare since we all need to adhere to the Government Covid-19 guidelines.

What this means in practice is a number of restrictions necessary to uphold our duty of care to you and ensure you are kept as safe as possible whilst with us.

We are limiting the entry to 80 ARCHERS MAXIMUM. The course will be 2 x 20 3Ds, double pegged. There will be NO CAMPING. There will be NO CATERING.

There will be no prize ceremony on the Sunday, results will be published at the end of the week and medals sent to the winners.

Booking ON-LINE or by PHONE onl. PRE-BOOK and PRE-PAY. Register from 8.30am for 10am start. Daily Entry fee: £10 Adults. Juniors and Cubs shoot Free. Please book-in here:

Martin Joy 3 days ago

Duvelle Bowmen - shoot cancellation

Duvelle Bowmen have decided that they have to cancel their Open shoot on October 18th. We feel that until a vaccination for Covid-19 is available that we cannot put our club members, many of whom are in the "At Risk" category in jeopardy. We have a new course out in our woods and when life returns to normal we shall be welcoming you all back safely.

Lewis Chuck 24 Jul '20

Harlequin Open Shoot - August 9th

We are now taking bookings for our medal open shoot. EMAIL ONLY 

We have guidelines that have to be followed, it’s not going to be a normal shoot as we know it. Pre book, pre pay only (if you don’t book in you will not shoot). There will be a rolling start, time slots will be given, shooting times between 8.30 - 10.30. If you have a preferred time please let me know, I’ll see what I can do.
We will be doing catering (safety guidelines in place) NO CASH, CONTACTLESS PAYMENT ONLY please state if you would like catering when booking in. Please make sure you bring your hand sanitiser, face mask and gloves. 


Julie Bacon 22 Jul '20

Aurora Summer shoot

Our late Summer weekend open shoot is scheduled to take place on 5th and 6th September 2020.

The on-going Covid-19 situation means we are currently unable to confirm if the shoot will indeed be going ahead as planned. We will make this decision once we have clarity on the official guidance, and most importantly, on our ability to ensure your health and well-being, our top priority.

The latest go, no-go date is Sunday 9th August and by then we will let you know of our decision via our website, the NFAS website and various Facebook pages. Thank you for your understanding and in the meantime, be sensible, be safe and stay healthy.

Martin Joy 7 May '20


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