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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.

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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

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64th County & Open Championships

The  2015 County & Open Championships   were held for the first time at Jobbers Wood near Bishop’s Stortford, an excellent venue, the only downside to a perfect shooting day was the very strong wind which some archers found slightly off putting. As a result only one archer managed to register the full 144 scoring arrows, so that does give you an idea of the conditions. Despite losing a couple of County Archers to other events ( How did you all do? Please let us know?) and pre booked holidays it was heartening to see so many Championship virgins, and even some York/Hereford ones to.

With such a strong wind all day it did mean that shooting was a bit slower than one would normally expect, all I can say is, be grateful you didn’t have timed ends. And many of you looked how I felt at the end but it did stay dry as I managed to divert not one but two rather dark cloud formations around the field rather than over it.

The results have been sent out, the field returned to its owner, so now is a good time to think about next year when we hope to be able to return to our regular slot. Anyone with a suitable venue? Anyone like to have a go at running the event? Don’t put it off, just let your County rep. know.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to making the day so enjoyable.

Philip Lambert

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