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Lucy Mason has won the World Youth Cadet Compound Womens final in Rosario, Argentina.  Lucy beat Alexandra Paquette from Canada 142 – 138. Lucy commented “I couldn’t be happier with how it went after working so hard over the past few years and having the setback of my ankle I’m just so happy that it […]

posted 16 October, 2017

Mixed pair Sarah Moon and James Howse from Great Britain beat the USA’s Alexis Ruiz and Jesse Clayton to the compound junior mixed team gold medal at the Rosario 2017 World Archery Youth Championships in Argentina. “It feels really good to finally get a gold,” said James. “Personally, I was a bit fed up with […]

posted 15 October, 2017

Today, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) publishes the 2018 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List); along with, the 2018 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes. The List, which was approved by WADA’s Executive Committee on 24 September 2017, comes into force on 1 January 2018. “WADA is pleased to publish the 2018 Prohibited […]

posted 30 September, 2017

The 44th GWAS Indoor Championships are being held at the Hutton Moor Leisure Centre, Weston-super-Mare on Sunday 18th February 2018.  This is a Record Status event, shooting a FITA 18 with two details, with assembly at 10:15 am and 2:00 pm. The date for the Championships has been changed to early in the new year following […]

posted 29 September, 2017

Grand Western Archery Society now has five new county level coaches, four in Somerset and one in Devon & Cornwall. Luke Messinger (D&C), Martin Hutchings, Andrew Rees, Jane Rees and Lizzy Rees (Somerset) all successfully completed the County Coaching Course in a very speedy eight months, remarkable considering the course can often take up to […]

posted 30 June, 2017

Jo Frith received her MBE at Buckingham Palace last month, and shares her experience of the day with some insights into what drives her to succeed, and advice to those wishing to continually improve their performance. It was a very exciting day at Buckingham Palace with the day dawning bright and full of sunshine, although a bit […]

posted 4 May, 2017

19 year old Phoebe Pine, has recently been confirmed on the Archery GB World Class Programme, as a member of  Team GB. In response to some questions, Phoebe has kindly shared a few insights into what got her interested in the sport, and what inspires and drives her to succeed. What got you interested in […]

posted 23 April, 2017

Mrs Helen Press was elected an Honorary Life Member of the Grand Western Archery Society, at the AGM in April. Helen, of Andover Archers, is both an archery coach and experienced tournament organiser who has attended the Dunster Archery Week since the early 1990’s, a very popular archer on the shooting line entering every event except […]

posted 19 April, 2017

Congratulations to the archers and clubs of the West who were honoured at this years Archery GB AGM in Birmingham:   The Gussy Trophy Jo Frith was awarded The Gussy Trophy for wheelchair archer of the year. She won W1 mixed team gold with John in Rio, plus individual silver. Honorary Life Membership was awarded […]

posted 14 April, 2017

Archery GB have launched the Range Registration Process, which is being administered through Sport:80. Every Archery GB club is required submit details of their facilities. The online self-assessment will be completed on the Sport:80 website, and activation links have now been sent to all Regional, County and Club Secretaries throughout the UK. The new range registration process aims […]

posted 5 April, 2017
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