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Latest News: Mat Symmonds appointed Director of Coaching and Development/Welsh National Coach. See below for details - Registration is open for the Welsh & Open Championships and UKIFAC 2016. See the diary page for details - FMT Stage 2 registration open - see below for details...

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Gold for Wales at EIAC

Welsh archer Alice Reynolds took gold on 5th November at the IFAA European Indoor Championships which were held at Castillon, Spain. This was Alice's first major international tournament and she acquitted herself very well shooting in the Young Adult Freestyle Recurve division.


European Champion Alice Reynolds on the podium

On behalf of the membership the WFAA General Committee congratulates Alice on a job very well done!

Welsh Field Masters Tour Concludes at Fonmon

The fifth and final installment of the 2016 Welsh Field Masters Tour took place in fine weather at Fonmon Castle, Vale of Glamorgan on 16th October. As usual there was some nervous tension between competing archers as they tackled the high scoring Marked Animal at the notoriously difficult Fonmon course.

The WFAA General Committee would like to congratulate this year's Field Masters for stamping their mark on a range of courses and rounds to take your titles. We would also like to congratulate everyone else who took part for making this year's tour another successful event. Lastly, thankyou to the host clubs who made it all possible. Well done all!

Click here for results of the Hywel y Dda Shoot

Click here for the FMT Leaderboard 2016

Wales Shoot UKIFAC in Numbers

The Welsh Team attended UKIFAC in good numbers this year as England hosted the tournament at Kings Forest, Suffolk on 2nd and 3rd July. With near perfect conditions the scoring was high as expected and there were mixed results for the Welsh with many archers hitting personal best scores.


Team Wales at UKIFAC 2016

In the Home Nations team event, Wales put up a good fight but a lack of depth in some divisions told with winners England and Scotland over powering the team who had to settle for third position.

The WFAA General Committee would like to thank EFAA and Kings Forest Bowmen for hosting an excellent tournament. We would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate the members of the Welsh team for their commitment to this event and on their various successes over the weekend.

Click here for results

New Welsh Coach Appointed

We are delighted to confirm that Mat Symmonds has been appointed as Welsh National Coach and Director of Coaching and Performance Development. Mat has served as an assistant coach to the former Welsh Coach Ray Howells since 2010 and as Squad & Team Manager from 2010 to 2014. This experience has made Mat a natural successor to Ray Howells in this important role of developing and improving both the coaching staff and the Welsh National team.

On behalf of the membership I wish Mat the best of luck in his new role and I am confident that with the support of the WFAA Coaching community we are now ideally placed to ensure the success of our archers going forwards on the international tournament stage.

Wynn Jones
WFAA President

Junior Welsh Squad Announcement

We are delighted to announce the launch of the new Welsh Junior Field Archery Squad. This brand new Squad has been some time in the planning and is designed to help and support juniors and cubs who are either intending to shoot competitively within WFAA/IFAA or who are already involved in the tournament circuit and who are seeking to improve.

The Squad will hold its first training session on Saturday 12th March at Glyncornel Centre, Rhondda, starting at 10am and finishing at 4pm. 

The plan thereafter is to hold 2 further Squad training sessions, the dates of which will be announced shortly.

For further details and to register your interest, please contact Stuart Barrett-Rees. Please be aware that all juniors/cubs must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all Squad training sessions and must be current members of the WFAA. Each archer will be expected to pay a fee of 10 per training session.

We look forward to meeting the young champions of the future on 12th March!

New Welsh Squad and Team Sponsor Announcement

We are delighted to announce a new sponsorship agreement with Italian Sportswear company Givova. Givova is now the exclusive kit sponsor for the Welsh 'Ddraig' Squad and the National Team. Givova will also be supplying WFAA merchandise clothing from this year and the new range of clothing will be announced in the coming weeks.


Givova are the primary kit sponsor of the Welsh Squad and Team

The General Committee would like to thank Givova and Mario Berzola for sponsoring our Squad and National Team. We would also like to thank our Merchandising Officer, Teresa Goodwin for liaising with Givova and agreeing the sponsorship with them.

Welsh Squad Announcement

We are pleased to announce the 2016 Welsh National 'Ddraig' Squad. The successful archers are:

Neil Bowdler GBM
Ieuan Graham
Ieuan Thomas
Helen Langford
Teresa Goodwin SBM
Mathew Symmonds GBM
Stephen Harrison
Kate Hollamby
Jim Metcalf
Neil Vodden
Jon Norman
Simon Edwards BM
Spencer Martin
Edd Jones
Sandra Anderson
Graham Anderson
Wolfie Hughes SBM

The Squad will attend three training weekends during the first half of the year as follows:

16th - 17th January, Barry, led by Welsh National Coach, Ray Howells

21st February, Barry, led by Keith Hawksford, Archery GB Paralympic Coach

10th April, Crick, led by Graham Weller of Wales Archery Specialists

We offer our congratulations to the members of Squad on your selection and we look forward to seeing you at the first Squad meeting.

Colin Ketley & Nathan Trew
Welsh Squad Managers

Welsh Records Claims

Members are advised that for Welsh records claims for tournaments either within Wales or shot at tournaments or classification shoots at other IFAA member associations, a Welsh Record Claim form needs to be filled in and submitted with the signed score card in order to claim the record. To view the Welsh Records page and/or download the Welsh Record Claim form, please visit the Welsh Records page.

 

Welsh & Open Indoor Championships 2017
Sponsored by Wales Archery Specialist

The Welsh & Open Indoor Championships will once again be held at RAF St Athan Sports Club in the Vale of Glamorgan. This year's tournament will take place on Sunday 29th January 2017.

As with last year's tournament, there will be a morning and afternoon session which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Hot and cold drinks and snacks will be available throughout the day. Demand in recent years has been very high for this tournament with it having been fully booked for the past five years. We would therefore recommend booking in early to ensure you have a place.

Click here for full details

Click here for an entry form

Teresa Takes Gold at WFAC

Welsh archer Teresa Goodwin made history on 30th September when she won the IFAA World Field Archery Championships shooting in the Ladies Recurve Freestyle division. Teresa becomes only the 5th Welsh archer ever to be a World Champion, having clinched the title after a tough tournament at Wagga Wagga, Australia.


World Champion Teresa Goodwin (Centre)

The tournament was tough work from the start with driving rain and high winds in the first two rounds. However, after round 3 Teresa was firmly in the lead having stretched the deficit between herself and Germany's Gaby Wadle. With continuing bad weather the final 2 rounds were cancelled and Teresa took the well earned gold medal.

Teresa was joined by fellow Welsh archer Steve Harrison who was competing in the Gents Recurve Freestyle division. Despite this being Steve's first major international tournament, he acquitted himself very well hitting his target scores and keeping just ahead of Paul Innes of Australia to finish in 7th place.

On behalf of the membership the WFAA General Committee congratulates both archers on a superb result!

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Members are hereby advised that the Annual General Meeting of the WFAA will take place on Sunday 27th November at 5.00pm at Heol y Cyw Rugby Club. The business of the meeting will be to elect the General Committee officers for 2016/17, to hear reports on the performance of the WFAA during 2015/16 and to approve the 2016/17 budget.

The AGM will be followed by an awards ceremony to present Welsh Records, Top Ranker certificates and Field Masters Tour winners patches for the 2016 Tour. A buffet and light refreshments will also be available.

Please make every effort to attend as it is important that the plans for the ensuring year are reviewed and agreed with as many members as possible to provide the General Committee with a strong mandate. 

Welsh & Open Championships

The Welsh & Open Field Archery Championships 2016 returned to Fonmon Castle in the Vale of Glamorgan on 11th and 12th June. This year saw the North Course open for the first time in 2 years, making for a difficult Hunter round during round 1. Added in was a mixture of rain a sunny spells and the course being covered in part in a heavy cannopy provided the additional challenge of shooting in variety of lighting levels.

The second day saw the competitors tackle the more frequented South Course, this time with a full compliment of rain, light wind and showers. The conditions, together with the famous trickiness of landscape made the archers work hard for points.

The WFAA General Committee wishes to thank the host club Llantwit Major Archers on a sterling effort in making this another successful Championships. We would like to thank Teresa, Claire and Matt Howard and everyone else at the club who worked hard to make this a successful and enjoyable event. In particular, we would like to thank Lynda Graham and her team for providing the catering. Well done all.

Click here for results

Archers Turn Out for FMT Stage 2

The second installment of the Welsh Field Masters Tour 2016, The Owain Glyndwr Shoot, took place on 22nd of May at March Hare Archers' course at Throckmorton, Worcestershire and featured a Hunter round. With another large attendance, good shooting conditions and a flat course, scores were mainly high, as was the attendance.

The WFAA General Committee wishes to thank all at March Hare Archers for hosting an excellent event!

Click here for round 1 results

Click here for round 2 results

Click here for Leader Board

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the WFAA took place on 14th November at 2.00pm at the Twelve Knights Hotel, Margam Road, Port Talbot.

The following members were elected/re-elected to the General Committee:

Cyril John - President
Wynn Jones - Vice President
Richard Hardcastle - General Secretary
Steve Holt - Treasurer
Sandra Anderson - IFAA Representative & Tournaments Officer
Stephen Harrison - Membership Secretary
Helen Langford - Classifications & Incentives Officer
Ron Morgan - Range Charter Officer
Teresa Goodwin - Merchandising Officer

Whilst the Director of Coaching is an appointed position, the incumbent Ray Howells submitted to a vote of confidence to achieve voting rights at General Committee for the ensuing year which was passed unanimously.

Mathew Symmonds was voted a life member for services to the WFAA.

Nathan Trew retired as General Secretary

On behalf of the membership, the President Cyril John thanks all of the new officers for offering their services to the WFAA for the forthcoming year. Cyril also thanks the retiring officer, Nathan Trew for his service.

Click here to view the minutes of the AGM
 

Archers Handbook

We would like to draw the attention of the membership to the IFAA Archers Handbook. This is a condensed version of the IFAA Book of Rules which is designed so that it can be printed out and taken onto the archery course for reference.

Click here to view, print or download the Archers Handbook

Welsh & Open Indoor Champs 2016
Sponsored by Wales Archery Specialist

The Welsh & Open Indoor Championships 2016 was held once again at RAF St Athan Sports Centre in the Vale of Glamorgan on 31st January.

Despite there being morning and afternoon sessions, the tournament was full well before the day and the event did not disappoint. The MOD St Athan Sports Centre is a world class venue with lots of space and excellent lighting meaning that the conditions were absolutely perfect. Many of the archers took full advantage of this, returning some impressive scores.

The WFAA General Committee wishes to thank the host club Llantwit Major Archers for an excellent tournament. We would also like to thank our sponsors, Wales Archery Specialists and all of the staff at MOD St Athan who helped to make the event a success. We would like to thank Flight Sergeant Dean Morgan for being our Lord Paramount. Lastly, special thanks to Lynda Graham and her team who did an excellent job providing the catering.

Click here to view the results

 

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Marked Big Game
3rd December

Turkey Shoot
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Afan Nedd
4th December

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29th January

Recent Results:

 

Welsh & Open Indoor Champs

MOD St Athan
31st January

 

The Fonmon Challenge 2015
Fonmon, Vale of Glamorgan
22nd March

 

Welsh & Open Indoor Champs
RAF St Athan
11th January

 

Welsh Open 3D Champs
Tal y Coed
9th November

 

FMT Final Results
26th October

 

UKIFAC 2014
Glyncornel Centre
12th -13th July

 

Welsh & Open Champs

Fonmon
June 29th - 30th

 

FMT 2: Owain Glyndwr Shoot

Broad Oak, Carmarthenshire

May 15th

 

FMT 1: St David Shoot

Fonmon, Vale of Glamorgan
April 21st

 

Red Kite Winter Shoot

Broad Oak, Carmarthenshire

April 7th

 

Fonmon Winter Shoot
Fonmon, Vale of Glamorgan
February 24th

 

Welsh & Open Indoor Championships 2013

Glyncornel Centre, Rhondda
January 13th

 

Welsh & Open Championships
Fonmon, Vale of Glamorgan
April 28th - 29th

 

The Fonmon Challenge
Fonmon, Vale of Glamorgan

March 25th
 

The Dinefwr Winter Shoot
Llanwrdda, Carmarthenshire
February 26th

 

The Red Kite Winter Shoot
Broad Oak, Carmarthenshire
January 29th

 

Welsh & Open Indoor Champs
Pentref Bowmen
January 16th

 

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