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In Memoriam – Alex Kerby

GWAS is very sad to report the death of the well known judge, Alex Kerby.
Alex had struggled with cancer for some time and was finally overwhelmed by the disease last week.
Many members will recall him in his role as a judge at GWAS and Somerset events: his seemingly stern exterior concealing a kind and witty man, who was a great servant to archery in the southwest.
It is a matter of regret that, due to the present coronavirus crisis, his archery friends will not be able to attend his funeral. However, members may wish to know that Chris Hassall will attend and has kindly agreed to represent our Society.
On behalf of the Society, we offer our sincere condolences to Marion, Hazel, Nick and Harvey.

It is with deep regret and a heavy heart that I must let you know that Dunster Week 2020 has been cancelled.

I am sure you can understand that this is not a decision that has been taken lightly. On the contrary we have held off as long as we felt we could but in the light of the rapidly changing situation and in particular the expectation of the Coronavirus peak falling in May and June, it was felt that the only sensible thing to do was cancel as Dunster is not an event that can simply be postponed.

I know this will be a huge disappointment to you all, it is for me too, but we are living in unprecedented times and most of us will never have experienced anything on this scale before in our lifetime.

All that is left to say is please stay safe, heed the advice coming out from the government and here’s to seeing you all at the 65thDunster Week “Take 2” which will run from 13thto 20thJune 2021.


Please find below link to ArcheryGB frequently asked questions in relation to Covid-19

Link here

Please click the link to see information from ArcheryGB about events they run themselves.

Link here

Please be aware of the latest AGB update on Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Link here

Also be aware of an update from our Dunster Week TO Vikki – ” I’ve had a few queries re Dunster Week. As things stand the plan is to go ahead as normal as it is far enough into the year for things to have settled down. If things change I will let you know ASAP.”

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dave Moss. Many of you will remember him as owner with his wife Sally of Lyne Arkres (Archery Centre) and also as a well respected GWAS Judge.

His funeral is being handled by J S Stacey in Holsworthy, their is a family request of no flowers but donations to the British Heart Foundation. The funeral will be held at Barnstaple Crematorium on Monday 23rd March @ 12:20.


Dear Members,
IN ACCORDANCE WITH CLAUSE 37 OF THE G.W.A.S. CONSTITUTION, the Executive Committee, in consultation with members of the G.W.A.S. Council, have agreed that the G.W.A.S. A.G.M. is postponed indefinitely due to the unprecedented coronavirus outbreak.
This means that the A.G.M., scheduled for Sunday 15th March, will NOT TAKE PLACE until the coronavirus threat has subsided.
The usual 21 days notice of the rescheduled A.G.M. will be given.

Please find below the link to the calling notice, nomination form and draft minutes of the 2019 AGM for the 2020 regional AGM.
Link here

Archery England have announced the criteria and selection procedure for both junior and senior teams to represent them in 2020.

Information for Junior selection can be found here

Information for Senior selection can be found here

Please find below links to Archery England notices received by the region:-

Archery England Notice to Regions here

Archery England Nomination Form for Secretary here

Archery England Team Management here

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