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Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dawson lived first at Allan Bank, Grasmere, but the climate did not suit his youngest daughter’s health, so about 1849 the family moved to Pitminster, a little village just outside Taunton. It was here that Mr. Dawson’s taste for archery was developed, he never gained much distinction as an archer but […]

posted 8 May, 2017

An updated version of the para classification handbook has been approved by the World Archery Executive Board and comes into effect on 1 October 2017. The classification system provides a structure for para archery competition, grouping athletes by impairment to create the most level playing field possible. World Archery’s classification handbook includes practical advice for […]

posted 2 May, 2017

Devizes Bowmen introduce over 80 children to the sport of archery. The annual event is organised by the Devizes Lions Club, as part of their Sports Coaching Weekend held at Nursteed School Devizes in April 2017. The event encourages local school children, aged 8 – 13 years old, to try over nineteen different sports that […]

posted 17 April, 2017

Following the AGM on Sunday 2nd April, it was proposed and agreed that membership fees would not be increased and would remain at the same level as 2016/17. Additionally, it was formally approved to offer reduced fees to 18 – 24 years old members, as had been introduced by the Council in 2016. 2017/18 Membership […]

posted 3 April, 2017
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Archery GB has been told their appeal against the decision by UK Sport to stop its funding of their World Class Programme, amounting to a loss of income of £2.95m, has been unsuccessful. Archery GB are obviously disappointed with this decision, but intend to find ways to continue the programme and deliver medals for the sport, […]

posted 15 March, 2017

Archery GB have introduced a new Range Registration and Assessment Procedure, that will be formally introduced on 1st April 2017. The new procedure requires every archery club to register their indoor and outdoor shooting ranges and complete a short survey.  Initially, clubs are expected to self certify and register all shooting ranges detailing: Location Shooting […]

posted 14 March, 2017

Every year the news seems to suggest that fewer people are taking part in Sport.  But is that true? According to Sport England, year ending September 2016, Archery is one of the top 30 sports by weekly participation. Weekly participants aged 16 years and above: 32,400 Change from 10 years ago: +38.46% The top 5 […]

posted 13 March, 2017

The 2017 GWAS AGM will be held at 2:30pm on Sunday 2nd April at the Worlds End Pub, Bradford-on-Tone, Taunton, Somerset TA4 1ET. Calling Notice For Directions click here

posted 1 March, 2017

The 2017 Coaching AGM will include a Workshop event with Guest Speaker Richard Cheetham MSc, MBE.  The event will be held on Sunday 2nd April as part of the Coaching AGM and is open to all members of GWAS. Richard is a Senior Fellow in Sports Coaching at the University of Winchester where he has […]

posted 9 February, 2017

A new consolidated Coaching Grant Fom has been designed by Lizzy Rees and approved for use by the GWAS Council.  It is expected that all Coaching Grant requests are made using this form for both County and Regional Level grants. The new Grant form can be found in the Coaching area of the new website, and […]

posted 8 February, 2017
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