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County Champs
We have the County Champs coming up on 22nd July so if you haven’t entered already there’s still time to get your entry in, the entry form can be found by following the link below:
The County Champs also features the Herts v Beds Inter County Match, so we are looking for archers to put their scores in so that our selectors can choose a team.
To register your interest in being chosen for the County Team you need to complete the registration form which can be found here:  http://hertsarchery.org.uk/content/2018-declaration-form/
and then submit all your scores via this page: http://hertsarchery.org.uk/content/ssf/
Finally, if you decide you don’t want to shoot at the champs but you are free on the day we are desperately trying to get volunteers to act as ‘Field Party’.
This is a great opportunity for new archers who may not want to shoot at a big competition but by being part of the field party you will get an idea of what happens and you’ll be a great help to the County.
So if you’re free and can help out please get in touch and let me know.
in: Competitions, News, Tournaments
Enfield Archers

We would like to welcome a new club to Hertfordshire Archery Association as we have now been joined by Enfield Archers who are based at Suffolks Primary School, Brick Lane EN1 3PU.

We all look forward to shooting with them at County Tournaments and hopefully in the league in the Summer.

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Gold for Jess Stretton

_91289267_w1_archery_reutersMany congratulations to Jess Stretton, the 16 year old Hemel Hempstead archer, who has won a Gold medal at the Paralympic Games in Rio.  Jess beat her UK compatriot Jo Firth 137 to 124 in the final match.  A win by 13 points! Fantastic.  Vicky Jenkins joined her UK colleagues to take Bronze.

Jess has been the leading UK archer in the Women W1 category all year and this is a wonderful end to 2016 for her.

in: Competitions, Juniors, News
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.

BARBARA ANSCOMBE

County President

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