GLAMORGAN ARCHERY ASSOCIATION
******** CURRENT WAA INTERCOUNTY TEAM CHAMPIONS (for the 10th time) ********
Glamorgan Archery Association covers all the archery clubs in the former Glamorgans area of S'Wales
We are the largest county association in Wales and are affiliated to the WAA (Welsh Archery Association) and ArcheryGB
Our clubs hold dozens of tournaments every year including County Championships for Target and > Field archery <
REMEMBER: It' cold & flu season - RESPECT EACH OTHERS SPACE and STAY AT HOME if you have ANY symptoms
LATEST NEWS AND INTERESTING THINGS HAPPENING IN GLAMORGAN
CLUBS: PLEASE ENSURE THAT THE GAA SECRETARY IS KEPT UP TO DATE WITH YOUR CLUB CONTACT INFORMATION. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE IMPORTANT COUNTY UPDATES IF WE DON'T HAVE AN UP-TO-DATE EMAIL ADDRESS. KEEP US INFORMED SO WE CAN KEEP YOU INFORMED.
Congratulations to Perriswood Bowmen for being awarded the Toxophilus Award at the 2023 ArcheryGB's Recognition Awards in September.
This is awarded to "any club, county or region that has shown exemplary support to the archers, clubs or counties in their area, seeking to influence change and good practice through exceptional member engagement"
An awesome award and most deserved.
BE AWARE OF EMAIL SCAMS --ESPECIALLY CLUB TREASURERS.
- Check the email of the person - Is it the one you've used in the past ?
- Is the request out of character for the person ?
- Does your committee agree large purchases beforehand and have them noted in the minutes ?
Some links on what the banks advise-
ArcheryGB have completely changed the Archery Classification & Handicap score system, so it might be worth a read of the new rules and procedures. ALL the scores you thought you needed are now different. Especially important to know for all Club Record Officers. (click link below to go to the ArcheryGB website page).
Congratulations to Pentref Bowmen for holding a very successful Glamorgan Field Championships, The Glynn Rud memorial shoot, with archers attending from very far and wide. They were extremely busy as they also hosted the Welsh Field Champs the next day, so awesome work from the premier Field club in the UK.
More details and photos >here<
**Glamorgan County Team**
Since 2008 when the WAA inter-county tournament was devised, and Glamorgan came a magnificent 2nd place, the county team has done extremely well every year. Glamorgan has won the trophy 10 times, and never came lower than 2nd every other time.
If you want to be part of the team this year, just look out for the details on the County team page when they are released.
COUNTY TEAM APPLICATION
YOUR COUNTY WILL NEED YOU !
see county team page
TEAM TRAINING DAYS ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE COUNTY TEAM PAGE.
If you intend to attend any of the training days you MUST register your intention with the team manager, Richard Downer. This is to ensure the correct number of targets are arranged by the host club, and are at the correct distances.
If you do not let the team manager know, it may cause delays for the whole team and may result in you not being able to shoot at all.
GLAMORGAN SENIOR INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 2023 - Kindly hosted by RJD Archers
(photos and results on Tournament page)
Glamorgan Junior Indoor Championships kindly hosted by Llandaff Ciy Bowmen
GLAMORGAN OPEN TARGET CHAMPIONSHIPS
*** GAA AFFILIATION FEES WILL BE DUE ON OCTOBER 1st EVERY YEAR -
They will be £3.50 per member.
A new once-a-year payment system has been introduced to make it easier for everyone.
It is based on your club member numbers , as recorded on Sport80, on September 30th.
- YOU MUST STILL INFORM THE GAA SECRETARY ON CLUB NUMBERS AND ANY NEW MEMBERS THORUGHOUT THE YEAR SO THE RECORDS ARE UP TO DATE********
If you are a DIRECT member of ARCHERY GB
(i.e. you haven't joined a specific archery club)
and would like to join Glamorgan Archery Association please contact the GAA Secretary and they will inform you of the procedure to directly join Glamorgan County Association.
IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF ARCHERYGB you are covered to shoot at any Glamorgan Club.
HOWEVER !! - You MUST contact the club you wish to shoot at BEFORE you arrive. They will then inform you if they are allowing visitors at this time and what the procedures and fee's are.
To view the current newly updated and improved County constitution
Please use this form when applying for any expenses/grants.
If applying for the promotional material (flag) grant also read the instructions on the 'Clubs' Page too.
Important information from the treasurer:
Electronic bank transfers would be appreciated wherever possible.
If sending affiliation cheques to the Glamorgan Treasurer Please ensure you do NOT use initials for 'Glamorgan Archery Association' & 'Welsh Archery Association' , write them out in full.
Banks are returning any cheques with 'GAA' or 'WAA' on them. This delays your affiliation and creates extra work for the Treasurer !!.