Our New Level 2 Coaches

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 14:25

After a long year of hard learning, over 24hr hours of supported coaching and a lot of support from our club members, other coaches and our families and friends… Paul and Isla have finally qualified as Level 2 Coaches! From the New Year they will try and be available on Sundays to help support you with your coaching.

It has been an ongoing battle for them to try and balance their home-life/their own shooting with coaching and they will always try and help members with any questions/issues they have.  Please bear in mind that if they don’t have a coach shirt on they may be trying to squeeze in some shooting for themselves. However, it has been very rewarding to see the progress in their learners.  If you would like some coaching or just some tips then do let them know.  It will help if you have a think about short, medium and long-term goals before hand and they will then apply some of the knowledge they have learnt over the year.

Happy Shooting!

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252 Award Scoresheet

Wednesday, 29 May 2019 13:29

Scoresheets for the 252 Award can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of the page.

Please ensure that all scoresheets are completed and counter signed by another archer before submitting them to the records officer.

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New Eco-Toilet Installed

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 22:06

We are pleased to announce that our new eco-toilet has been installed and it was officially opened on Sunday, 24th March 2019 by Freya Bezencon.
The club would like to thank everyone involved with its acquisition and installation, particularly Neil Gunner for sourcing both the toilet and the funding, Graham Whittington for arranging transportation, Trevor Vaughan for constructing the base and the ramp, and Dan Mitchell for the plumbing advice.
The committee would like to thank the Community Fund of the National Lottery for their generous grant that made the provision of the new toilet possible.

If you notice that the toilet needs restocking or attention please email one of the committee members so they can resolve the issue.  If they don’t know; they can’t fix it.

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Disability Archery

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 12:12

Archery is an inclusive sport, a sport that anyone with a disability can participate in with just a little pre-planning and minor modifications. Accessibility to the shooting line for example, can be achieved by a helpful push of a wheelchair and collecting arrows and scoring can be done by other club members. We at Worthing Archery Club will help in any way we can to accomodate anyone with a disability whether you wish to shoot casually or aspire to shoot for the County or even for Great Britain.

History of Disabled Archery

The bow is one of the earliest forms of weapons and so archery has been around almost since the dawn of mankind. Whilst it is probable that in that time individuals with a disability learned to shoot a bow out of necessity and later for leisure it wasn't really until the 1940's when archery was actively thought of as a sport that disabled people could not only participate in but also compete in.

Dr Ludwig Guttman organised an archery and javelin competition for patients at what originally was called the Ministry of Pensions Spinal Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital held on 28 July 1948 to coincide with the opening of the 1948 Olympic Games. These modest beginnings of an archery competition with 14 male and two female competitors, led to the creation of an annual Stoke-Mandeville Games and later the Paralympic Games was born. When the first Paralympics was held in 1960 in Rome, para archery was part of the programme where it has remained ever since.

Dr. Ludwig Guttmann

Adaptive equipment may not be necessary, but it is allowed. Some of the adaptations allowed are:

  • Mechanical releases for the bow, mouth tabs, slings, or bow mounts for people who have limited arm movement.
  • An assistant may nock the arrow onto the bow.
  • Strapping can be used to keep the body supported and/or on the chair
  • Sighting aids may be used,
  • Equipment may be used such as a wheelchair bow stringer, bow sling, amputee adapter device, or adapted archery bow.

If you would like to take your archery further then we can arrange for classification at Stoke Mandaville thorough the British Wheelchair Archery Association if required and we can also get professional advice from the BWAA on any adaptions that may be required to help you with your archery.

Worthing Archery Club is fully compliant with the Equality Act 2010 with regard to reasonable adjustments direct and indirect discrimination. We are however limited to what we can do to the land due to the landowner and the ground can become quite muddy but if you are determined it shouldn’t be a limiting factor.

You’re welcome to come along and see our facilities before you take a beginner’s course -please contact our Secretary to arrange a convenient date and time.

A disability shouldn’t be a barrier to enjoying archery.

Wheelchair Archer

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252 Award Scheme

Saturday, 29 July 2017 18:40

We are pleased to announce that we are introducing the 252 Award Scheme at our club. The 252 Award scheme is designed to help you practice your shooting at different distances and measure your success at each distance with badges for qualifying scores at distances from 20 yards up to 100 yards.

After 6 sighters, you shoot 3 dozen arrows on a 122cm face at your chosen distance. The round can be shot at 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80 or 100 yds with the objective of scoring 252 or better (alternative scores apply for other bow types). If you achieve the score twice you can claim a badge.

The Rules

  • You have six sighters which are to be followed immediately by three dozen scored arrows.
  • Use 5-zone scoring (Gold = 9, Red = 7, Blue = 5, Black = 3, White = 1) using a 122cm target face.
  • The three dozen arrows may be shot alone or as the first three dozen of a longer Imperial round.
  • Scores need to be achieved twice to qualify for the award.
  • Qualifying scores for a given distance must be shot on different days.
  • Badges can be claimed in any sequence.
  • All score sheets must be witnessed by another member and given to our Records Officer. If you are claiming a score as part of another round please indicate on the score sheet that you wish to also claim a 252 Scheme score.

Qualifying Scores

Distance
(Yds)

Award

Recurve
Score

Compound
Score

Longbow
Score

Barebow
Score

20

White

252

280

164

189

30

Black

252

280

164

189

40

Blue

252

280

164

189

50

Red

252

280

164

189

60

Bronze

252

280

164

189

80

Silver

252

280

126

164

100

Gold

252

280

101

139

The Badges

20 Yds 30 Yds 40 Yds 50 Yds 60 Yds 80 Yds 100 Yds
20 Yds 252 Scheme Badge 30 Yds 252 Scheme Badge 40 Yds 252 Scheme Badge 50 Yds 252 Scheme Badge 60 Yds 252 Scheme Badge 80 Yds 252 Scheme Badge 100 Yds 252 Scheme Badge

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AGM 2017

Saturday, 01 July 2017 10:30

The 2017 AGM will be held on Wednesday 26th July at 7pm. A full agenda will be sent to members closer to the time but part of the AGM will be to elect new committee members and non executive officers. Our Treasurer, Oliver Johnson and Membership Secretary, Gail Johnson have both decided to stand down and so we will need to fill these positions. Neil Gunner has already put his name forward to be our new Treasurer but if anyone else would like to out their name forward than please contact the secretary with your details and that of a nominee and seconder. We along with the Treasurer and Membership Secretary we also have the following, non executive officer, posts that we would like to fill:

Junior Rep(a junior or parent)
Field Rep (to organise Field comps)
Equipment Officer(to help sort out beginner equipment before courses)

Prior to the AGM meeting we will also be running a short fletching course so if you want to learn how to make repairs to the fletches on your arrows please come along. For those that already know how to fletch and have their own fletching jig it would be great if you brought them along to help show others.

The AGM will be held at:

The West Worthing Club Tennis Club
Titnore Way
Worthing
West Sussex
BN13 3RT

We hope to see you there.

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Record Your Bow Setup & Scores

Monday, 06 March 2017 15:26

We have introduced a new feature to this website that we think will be of use and interest to our members that being an enhanced user profile where you can record your bow details, arrow details, sight marks and your personal best scores. There are a number of apps for smartphones that offer this function but what if you lost your phone, all that valuable data would be lost too? Although you could use this website like an app on the shooting line, this function isn't really intended to replace a dedicated app but as an backup. It also may be interesting to see what equipment other members are using and how they have it set-up.

In the Members Area menu you will now see two new links, My Profile and Club Members. My Profile will let you view and edit your own profile whilst Club Members will allow you to view other members profiles.

Details

In the Details tab your name and username will be displayed but you can also upload a photo that will appear in your profile and you can also record your current handicap and classification. Please note that any photo you upload here will also appear as your avatar in the forum. If you already have a forum avatar, it will be replaced by the one you upload here.

Bow Details

Bow Details

Here you can record your bow type, make and model of your bow, limbs and sight as well as the brace height, draw weight, and your draw length.

Arrows

Arrows

In Arrows you can record the make and model of your arrows, their AMO length (from the throat of the nock to the end of the shaft before the point), their spine, what nocks and points you use and your fletches.

Sight Mark (Metric)

Sight Marks (Metric)

Here you can record all your sight marks for metric distances. Sight marks can be recorded for 10M, 15M, 18M, 20M, 25M, 30M, 40M, 50M, 60M, 70M & 90M.

Sight Marks (Imperial)

Sight Marks (Imperial)

Here you can record your sight marks for imperial distances. Sight marks can be recorded for 10 Yards, 20 Yards, 30 Yards, 40 Yards, 50 Yards, 60 Yards, 80 Yards, 100 Yards.

Personal Bests

Personal Bests

Here you can record your personal best scores. Due to technical reasons we cannot list every possible round that can be shot but we have listed 36 of the most popular rounds that members have shot.

If you do not know what your personal best scores are then please contact our records officer who will be able to send these to you. Please note that until you add other information, only the detail tab will be visible. Only fields that you fill in will appear under your profile.

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Our New Website

Friday, 24 February 2017 12:24

Welcome to the new Worthing Archery Club website. As you can see we've had a complete change and the new site is now much faster and, we hope that you'll agree, better than the old. Your existing user accounts will still work, so just login as you would normally to unlock all areas of the site. In the menu above there is now a Members Area which contains pages that only logged in members can access like the Club Classification and Handicap, where you can look up your handicap etc, as well as the club rules and our new merchandise page.

Other changes include improvements to the Events Calendar. If you are going to any of the tournaments or events listed in the calendar than just click on the Join button in the event details and your name will appear in the list of attendees that will become visible. Whilst every effort has been made to check that everything is working as it should, if you have any problems using the site please let the webmaster know.

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Club Officers

Friday, 10 February 2017 20:58

Below is the list of committee members and non executive officers of Worthing Archery Club. The committee is elected by the club members at our AGM for a term not exceeding two years. Committee members wishing to remain in post after this time must be re-elected at the AGM. Any full member of Worthing Archery Club can stand for election for any position on the committee and must fill in a nomination form and be proposed and seconded by two other club members. Please see our constitution for full details.

Committee Members

Chairperson

Barrie Le Grove

Barrie Le Grove

Barrie shoots recurve and took over as Chairman in September 2020 you can contact him about Club Grounds, Buildings and complaints.

Secretary

Geoff Watkins

Geoff Watkins

Geoff was elected onto the committee in March 2020 and became the club secretary in September 2020. You can contact him for Beginners courses, new members, club administration and any miscellaneous questions.

Treasurer

Neil Gunner

Neil Gunner

Neil was elected as Treasurer at the 2017 AGM and shoots both barebow and compound. You can contact Neil about deposits and refunds for beginners bow hire, club finances and club equipment and other financial matters.

Safeguarding Officer

Paul Murray

Paul Murray

Paul was elected to Safeguarding Officer in September 2020

Committee Member

Mike Ellis

Mike Ellis

Mike was elected onto the committee in September 2020

Club Officials

League Secretary

Paul Murray

Paul Murray

Paul joined the club in 2015 and shoots recurve. You can contact him about club and interclub tournaments, Albion Frostbite & Sunburn Leagues.

Records Officer

Frank Hollis

Frank Hollis

Frank became Records Officer in 2013 and shoots recurve. You can contact him about submitting completed score sheets, questions on different archery rounds, classifications and handicaps.

Webmaster

Oliver Johnson

Oliver Johnson

Oliver Johnson runs our website. Oliver designed and built this site in 2013. If you have any comments, suggestions or questions about the website please contact Oliver by clicking on the link below.

Club Coaches

Isla Bezencon

Isla Bezencon
Isla took up archery in 2012 and currently holds a 1st Class Classification in Barebow. Isla qualified as an Archery GB Level 2 coach in 2019 and regularly organises and coaches on our beginners courses throughout the year.

Paul Murray

Paul Murray
Paul Murray took up archery in 2015 and has thrown himself into archery. As well as being voted onto the committee and being League Secretary, Paul qualified as an Archery GB Level 2 Coach in 2019.

Andrew Walford

Andrew Walford
Andrew took up archery in 2014 and has been a regular helper on our beginner courses ever since. Andrew qualified as an Archery GB Level 1 Coach in 2016.

Neil Gunner

Neil Gunner
Club Treasurer, Neil qualified as an Archery GB Level 1 coach in 2019. He shoots compound and flatbow, amongst many others, and has encouraged many club members to try traditional forms of archery with great success.

Linda Howarth

Linda Howarth 13
Linda qualified as an Archery GB Level 1 coach in 2019. She shoots both recurve and flatbow and has been a regular helper on our beginner courses since she joined the club.

Nicky McDowell

Nicky McDowell
Nicky qualified as an Archery GB Level 1 coach in 2019. She shoots recurve and has been a keen competitor in the clubs Sunburn League Tournament, being the 2017 club champion.

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Membership Fees

Friday, 10 February 2017 12:53

Our membership year runs October to October. The current membership fees are: Please note that if you are not already a member of Archery GB you will need to complete one of our beginners courses first.

Individual Membership

Joining Between 1st October 2020 - 31st March 2021

Adult:£120
Pensioner:£105 (must be eligable to receive state pension)
Associate:£85
Junior (Under 25) / Disabled:£60
Archery GB Visitor:£5 per visit

Pro Rata Fee After April 1st 2021 (New Members Only)

Adult:£60
Pensioner:£52.50 (must be eligable to receive state pension)
Associate:£65
Junior (Under 25) / Disabled:£30
Archery GB Visitor:£5 per visit

Family Membership

We also offer a range of Family memberships (living at the same address):

Joining Between 1st October 2020 - 31st March 2021

2x Adult:£225
1x Adult 1x Junior:£165
2x Adult 1x Junior:£270
Additional Adult (to any of the above):£105
Additional Junior (to any of the above):£45

Pro Rata Fee After April 1st 2021 (New Members Only)

2x Adult:£112.50
1x Adult 1x Junior:£82.50
2x Adult 1x Junior:£135
Additional Adult (to any of the above):£52.50
Additional Junior (to any of the above):£25

Membership forms can now be filled in online here. Please note that all new members must either be able to prove they have taken one of our beginners course or have been assessed by the club to be able to shoot in accordance with the rules of shooting. Memberships will not be accepted from applicants who are unable to demonstrate this criteria.

Please note that only one discount per person is applicable

All our members have completed an approved Archery GB beginner’s course either at this club or elsewhere. This is a requirement before anyone can shoot or be accepted as a full member of any club.
 
Existing archers can apply for immediate membership, however, both practising archers and beginners must have their applications approved by the committee before being allowed to shoot or becoming a full member.

Membership fees are payable annually prior to the A.G.M. which is normally held in September.

The membership fees collected are shared between the club and the following bodies:-

Archery GB is the governing body of the sport in the U.K. They provide an  administrative function and cover clubs and archers with insurance. All Archery GB members receive the society’s magazine Archery U.K., four times a year.

Southern Counties Archery Society (S.C.A.S.) which represents our region on Archery GB Committees. The S.C.A.S. organises competitions in various archery disciplines and holds regular meetings to discuss issues affecting clubs and archers in its area of influence.

Only Archers who have a valid Archery GB membership are insured to shoot on WAC grounds.

If a member brings an archer/s to visit the club to shoot who are not a member of WAC, a day fee of £5 should be collected by that the WAC member from the visitor and passed to the Treasurer. The exception to the daily fee would be if a person was visiting WAC to 'try out' the facilities, and this may be done twice prior to that person deciding whether to join WAC as a paid member. 

If you have any questions contact the Membership Secretary.

Juniors

Juniors between the ages of 10 and 16 (younger children may be accepted at the discretion of the committee) meet between 10am and midday on Sunday mornings, although they are welcome to stay on for the afternoon if they want more practice.  Those aged between 17 & 25 may shoot with the seniors at all times, but please note that if they under 18 they must have a parent or legal guardian with them.

Please note that all juniors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times whilst shooting.

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