Summer League 2016

SCAS Inter-Counties shoot 10th September

The following archers have been selected to shoot for Hertfordshire at the SCAS Inter-Counties shoot in Oxford on Saturday 10th September.

The Round will be a WA 1440 and Metrics for the Juniors.

Teams are

Recurve: Jack Corps, Kevin Barrett, Terry Stewart, Philippa Armitage
Compound: Rachel Boynton, Stuart Barber, Brian Murrell, Neil Bridgewater
Longbow: Jacky Toon, Derek Bridgewater, Tony Stickland
Junior Recurve: Bradley Taylor, Megan Gabriel, Zoe Hill, Ella Barrett

We wish all archers a good shoot and hope that we can bring some medals back.

Tony Ferguson Acting Chairman.

Phil Lambert

Unfortunately I have to confirm that Phil Lambert has proffered his resignation from the role of Chairman of the Hertfordshire Archery Association.  He and his wife are moving to Shropshire in the next few weeks.

 In his letter Phil says:-

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped me over the last 15ish years in this role,”

 And later

“I have enjoyed the privilege of helping the county over the years and would like you to thank everyone who has helped me with everything I have tried to do, including shooting a bow and wish the Hertfordshire Archery Association every success (unless you come up against a Shropshire team of course!). Union, Trueheart and Courtesie.”

 Phil has certainly embodied this motto of our sport’s governing body.  His contribution to the Association has been immense on many levels.  As well as his personal participation as a county team archer, he trained to County Coach level and gave his time to assisting archers from many clubs and regularly attending the winter squad meetings.  He has been County Chairman for many years, bringing his fairness and open attitude to many situations.  More recently he has been the Treasurer of the Herts Group of Archery Coaches.

He will be greatly missed, in ALL these capacities, as well as for his bonhomie and support for his colleagues.  Meetings will not be same without his humour, even the bad jokes!

I know that you will join me in wishing Sue and Phil a very happy future in their new home and county.


County President

HAA 65th County and Open Championships

Sunday 10th July at Jobber’s Wood, Bishop’s Stortford was the venue for the best sporting event of the day.  Despite the morning’s light rain and winds, over 90 archers shot in the outdoor championships.

Unfortunately after lunch as the sun shone brightly, the winds increased and it was mutual by agreement of archers, organisers and Judges that the event was abandoned after 6.5 dozen arrows were shot.  All awards were made based on the first 6 dozen arrows.

Results of the 65th County and Open Championships are now available for download.