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Lancashire Coaching Session The next Lancashire coaching session is being held on the Saturday, the 16th March, at the Bowmen of Pendle and Samlesbury. This is for archers who want to improve and be coached by Lancashire coaches.

The session runs from 10am until 1pm, and is £20 to attend per person. Spaces are limited, and if you would like to attend, please register here:


If you have any questions, please get in touch with Garry, the Lancashire Coaching Coordinator, on lancashirecco@gmail.com, or you can call on 07764 664 060.


County Records 2018 LAA County Records claimed between 1st Nov. 2017 -31st Oct. 2018. Click here.

Level 1 Coaching Course at Eccles in January Spaces are available on an AGB Level 1 Coaching Course being held at Eccles AC in January 2019. For details, go to the AGB Website.

Mike Aubrey: England Congratulations to Mike Aubrey of P&S who was selected to represent England (Compound Team) at the National Target Championships:


Heather Hughes: European Youth Cup Heather, of Nethermoss Archers, finished 4th out of 47 European Cadet women in Italy, and she really enjoyed her first international shoot as part of the Great Britain team. Link to the AGB page.

Squad Photos A few photos from Saturday's Squad training session (24th Feb.) PHOTOS by Greg G.

Mary Priestman RIP Well known to many Lancashire archers, Mary passed away on Sunday 21st January. After suffering from a long illness, a chest infection finally took her away. A service will be held on Thursday 8th February at 1.45pm in West Lancashire Crematorium, Burscough.

Family flowers only. Donations to MacMillan Support.

Our thoughts go out to Ces, Richard and family.


The Clout Times Click here to view the Clout Times newsletter.

January Squad Training Photos (by Greg)

Level 1 Course at Eccles Venue: Eccles Archery Club
Course Organiser: Jude Lane
Day 1: 22-Jan-17
Day 2: 28-Jan-17
Day 3: 19-Feb-17
Assessment: 7-May-17
Course fee: £240
Closing date: 9-Dec-16
Status: Open
E-mail: jude@treekangaroo.co.uk
More info on the AGB website


Intercounties Match The day was kind to us as far as weather was concerned and once again Lancashire won a fair few trophies. We won the Recurve but came second in the Longbow and Compound. Still room for improvement.

Although the ground was a bit soggy everybody did their best.

Again thanks must go to Pendle and Samlesbury for their efforts on the day and especially the buffet tea after the match. The catering staff kept everybody going with hot drinks throughout the day even though they are still in the process of building a kitchen in their range. Thank you from Lancashire and especially me, Elaine, Team Manager

Aaron Stansfield: New Youth County Judge Congratulations to Aaron Stansfield who has passed his assessment and is now a Youth County Judge.

Maddison Codling: J. National Outdoor Champ. Congratulations to Maddison, junior compound archer from Assheton on becoming Junior National Champion.


Phil Morris: New County Judge Congratulations to Phil Morris who recently passed his County Judging assessment at Lilleshall.

Coach of The Year Chorley Bowmen would like to congratulate Simon Cordingley who has been awarded Coach Of The Year for 2016 at the Annual South Ribble Sports Awards.

Richard Priestman Appointed Senior Olympic Coach Richard, a well known Lancashire Archer and double Olympic medalist, (team bronze in Seoul and Barcelona) is well equipped to meet this new challenge, having previously been GB national coach. He has also been Head Coach in Brazil, Bangladesh and, most recently Colombia, leading its archers to international success and Olympic qualification. Read more here.

Cliff Lewis RIP Lancashire and Cheshire archers will be saddened to hear of the death of Cliff after a short illness in August. Well known on the tournament scene for many years, Cliff was a member of Assheton, and previously of Stalybridge.

Intercounties at Lilleshall Gents recurve 2nd and Ladies recurve 4th.
Day 1 results & photos.
Day 2 results & photos.
Well done to all who competed!

County Squad Some pictures of the LAA County Squad preparing for 2016 at Assheton.

John Geldard RIP John, who for many years was a top longbow archer and bowyer, died on Tuesday 5th Jan 2016. A true gentleman and friend to many, John was a member of P&S, and more recently the Salmesbury longbow club. The funeral is on Thursday Jan 14th at 3:00 at Accrington Crem.


Lancashire County Records, November 2014-October 2015 The LAA County Records awarded over the last year.

Lancashire Junior Squad: Winter Training We are looking for new club juniors to try out for County Junior Squad. Any junior, any bow type can try for a place on the junior squad. Our winter training starts on 21st November 2015, 1pm until 5pm, Pendle & Samlesbury archery club, Nabs Head Lane, Samlesbury nr Preston, PR5 0UQ. Read more here.

Senior Intercounties Report On a cold but fine day in Driffield, Yorkshire, the Lancashire team took on Yorkshire, Cheshire, Durham & Northumberland and Cumbria, shooting York/Hereford rounds.

The recurves won their match and the recurves ladies were the best of the lady teams. Also, the recurves won the matches against Cheshire and Yorkshire although the scores were close in all disciplines.

It should also be noted that some team members were shooting in their first county match.

Paul Tittensor was top gents recurve, Colin Wallwork was top gents compound and Dale Message was top gents longbow.

The new County squad uniform stood out amongst the archers on the line and a good report was received from all who wore them. Well done to all who took part. Elaine M.

See the full results here.

Two New Regional Judges We are pleased to advise that Lorraine Morris and Colin Mudd both recently passed their Regional Assessment. Congratulations to both.Congratulations to Wendy Aubrey

Wendy Aubrey, of P&S, has been selected to shoot in the National Series Final. UPDATE: Watch Wendy here (scroll to 34 min). Very exciting!

Lancashire Recurve Ladies Take Bronze Congratulations to the Lancashire Ladies (Vlada Priestman, Wendy Aubrey & Liz Owen who came 3rd at Archery GB's 2015 National County Team Championships. Full Results HERE. PHOTOS: Sat & Sun.

Level 2 Coaching Course Level 2 Archery Coaching Course, at Accrington Academy, Queens Road West, Accrington. Lancashire BB5 4FF

Course dates:
11th Oct. 2015
1st Nov 2015
22nd Nov 2015
6th Dec 2015
17th Jan 2016
21st Feb 2016
Assessment: 20th March 2016
Times: 09:00am - 6:30pm
Cost £400 per person.
Must attend each session and the assessment to pass.
Application Info_Pack Email Norman S

New Clubhouse for Overdale Read more HERE

Lez Newsome RIP Known to many Lancashire Archers, Lez was a former UK international, and helped hundreds through his shop Aardvark. Sadly, Lez died on Saturday 6th June after a long battle with cancer. Our thoughts are with his family. Rest in peace Lez.

LACG Coaching Clinics 2015 Lancashire Archery Coaching Group have arranged four clinics in 2015. The dates and venues are:
18th April, Assheton
16th May, Mossley Hill
11th July, Pendle & Samlesbury
19th Sept, Blackpool Further info here.

LAA County Records Update It has been confirmed that Archery GB/GNAS allow national records to be shot on the second rounds of FITA/WA events: the 18m of a Combined FITA and afternoons of Double 70m/50m tournaments. Lancashire are adopting same practice.National Indoor Champs

Photos of Lancashire (and other) archers by Greg Grogan.

LAA Meetings in 2015
7th Feb: LAA Committee
23th May: LAA Committee
22nd Aug (date change): LAA Committee
21st Nov: LAA AGM
All meeting start at 2.00pm
Shevington Methodist Church Hall, Gathurst Road, Shevington, Wigan WN6 8HA.
All LAA members welcome. One vote per archer.


Lancashire County Records in 2014 138 LAA County Record Certificates were given out at the end of the 2014 LAA Indoor Championships. All archery disciplins were covered: Outdoor, Indoor, Clout & Field. Congratulations to all the record setters! Click here for the full list.Judges Retiring & Appointed

Many thanks Roger & Jean Stretton who are retiring from the tournament circuit after several years service. Congratulations to Ruth Hill who has been confirmed as a Regional Judge. Colin Mudd and Lorraine Morris have been confirmed as county judges.

Five Counties Match Once again at the beginning of October the Lancashire archery team took on the rest of the North of England (Cheshire,Cumbria,Yorkshire,Durham and Northumberland and Isle of Man) in all disciplines at Knutsford Sports Club. Knutsford.

The tournament turned out to be a pretty good day as far as weather gets. After some initial hiccups all became a steady slog to the end. The results were sorted while soup and a roll and a cup of tea was provided for the archers.

In the Recurve section Lancashire won the Ladies and Gents team trophies, the match against Cheshire, winners over the longest distance and overall Recurve winners. However the compound and longbow teams were not successful. So if you shoot longbow or compounds, come on, there is room for improvement. However those who took part gave of their best and Lancashire and myself can only be grateful, well done. Elaine E. Muncaster Team Manager Senior Results

Archery Club Forum From Norman Suchorzewski: Archery Club Forum is taking place within Lancashire. The aim is to bring together Clubs, Archery providers, Lancashire County Sports Partnership and Archery GB to see how we can work together, in order to increase the number of participants within the sport throughout Lancashire. Read more here.Rising Lancashire Stars

Junior Compound Archers Thomas Rice of Nethermoss and Maddison Codling of Assheton, put in exceptional performances at the September Double FITA STAR at Corus Deeside, North Wales. Thomas shot 3 UK Records (plus 4 NCAS and 2 LAA County Records). Maddison shot 2 UK National Records (which were also NCAS and 2 LAA Records). Both archers – unsurprisingly – managed to secure 1st place in their respective age/bow categories. Very well done!

Edna Bradley RIP Many long standing LAA members will remember Edna, who died on the 11th August, aged 86. Edna was a member of Liverpool Hospitals and Mossley Hill. She was a county team archer, and later she became a judge.

LAA Aug. 2014 Junior Newsletter Click here to download.

Lancashire Success at the British Target Champs Vlada Priestman of Nethermoss wins the 2014 British Target Championships at Lillishaw (1258 + 1203 = 2461). And, Vlada + Wendy Aubry of P&S (2311) take the Ladies County Team award.

Successful Day for Lancashire at the Three Counties Match Report + Photographs

The National County Team Tournament at Lilleshaw Lancashire Gents Recurve team came 3rd (out of 25) and the Ladies Recurve team came 7th (out of 18). RESULTS and photos Day 1 Day 2.

Selection Shoot at Lilleshall Spot the Lancashire Archers, 31st May/1st June 2014.

LAA Junior April 2014 Newsletter Download here (pdf).

LAA Squad Training Photos by GG

LACG Coaching Clinics The 2014 dates and venues are:
29th March: Assheton
17th May: Mossley Hill
5th July: P&S
27th Sept: Blackpool Bowmen

Flyer and Booking Form

Clout News, Including a new NCAS Tassel Scheme Click here to download and read about the new NCAS Tassel Scheme and a list of 2014 Clout Tournaments.

Congratulations to Jack Grogan At the Telford leg of the European Archery Festival, Britain's young stars led the charge netting two gold medals, two silvers, two bronzes and two fourth places. Jack Grogan took junior recurve gold, beating France's Florian Tissot 7-3. Photos by Greg Grogan here.

Norman Suchorzewski, email, is our CDC (County Development Coordinator). We have set up a web page which gives news about Norman's and the CDCs activities, here.


Archery GB (GNAS) AGM The Archery GB (GNAS) AGM is being held in Warrington on the 20th April 2013.

The idea is to move the AGM around the country so that more/different archers can attend. This is our/your opportunity!

Congrulations to Ruth Hill, Jean Stretton and Roger Stretton who have been promoted to County and Regional level judges: Read more here.

For Judging Matters in Lancashire, contact Kath Collinson (National Judge). GNAS Judge's page.

LAA Junior Newsletter August 2013 Read the August Junior Newsletter

Inaugural National County Team Championship Lancashire men's recurve team of Simon Terry, Steve Sigurnjak and Paul Tittensor won the inaugural National county team championship. Good result from the ladies compound team of Helen Taylor, Emma Terry and Eileen Izzat only just missing out on a medal by coming 4th. FULL RESULTS

Ken Harris t is with deep sorrow that we have to inform you of the passing of High Elm coach Ken Harris. Our condolences go out to his family. Obituary

Coaching Clinics in 2013 Lancashire Archery Coaching Group have arranged three Coaching Clinics.
16th March, Assheton
13th July, P&S
TBC Sept. at Blackpool Bowmen.
The cost is only £15 per day or £10 for half day. Or £27.00 for two or £37.00 for three if you book the Clinics in advance. Juniors: £7.50 for full day, £5.00 for half day.
Booking forms, etc. available here.A photograph from the March LAA Squad Training Session at Adlington, click to enlarge:

The August Junior Newsletter with a request for scores for those wishing to be considered for the team at the Intercounties match in October or the squad this winter.


John Allison of Pendle & Samlesbury, Lancashire and a National Judge, passed away in the early hours of the 29th of November. Read a brief obituary from Di Clarke of Bowmen of Pendle & Samlesbury here.


LAA Meetings in 2011
12th Feb: LAA Committee
4th June: LAA Committee
10th Sept: LAA Committee
19th Nov: LAA AGM

New LAA Prisedent: Barry Marsden of Mossley Hill read more.

Ken Hoult of Nethermoss Archers Joan thanks all who have sent her cards of condolence.

Rochdale Company of Archers have a bid for (up to £6000) from the Nat West comunity force scheme. They will use the money to "purchase" coaching hours for use in schools and other groups in the local community. They need you votes! Vote Here (registration required)

Congratulations to the Girls Recurve Team, the mixed Senior Recurve Team and the Recurve Ladies for their achievements at the Inter-Counties weekend held at Assheton. See more here.

Some equipment has been stolen from Assheaton Bowmen. Please look out for: Samick Athlete RH red, Black Hoyt Horizon, Hoyt Avilon 25” Maroon RH, Ultatec RH Compound silver, Trainer bows, Arrow Finder metal detector.

UK Records: These are yet to be ratified, but congratulations to Helen Taylor of Chorley Bowmen who shot UK national records for the Single York (1036) & Double York (1947) at the GNAM at Eccles in July.

LAA Junior Newsletter, August 2011

Match Reports & Full Results for the first two LAA county matches of 2011, HERE.

Lancashire Archery Coaching Group have four Coaching Clinics in 2011:
19th March: Assheton
21nd May: Mossley Hill
9th July: P&S
10th Sept: Blackpool
download booking formLAA Junior Newsletter, Feb 2011Eccles AC held a Children in Need charity shoot and raised £420. Read more here.


Please could I ask you to be on the lookout for any stolen equipment from Chorley Bowmen. Beginners bow limbs will have CBM R or L and a number. Arrows were stolen as well. Contact Craig if you hear anything. Thanks.

Congratulations to Kath Collinson on being awarded her National judge status.

The August Junior Newsletter.

Kate Moss the Archery GB National Schools and Young People Coordinator has agreed to be Lady Paramount at the LAA Junior Championships. Kate will be taking the opportunity to talk to our next generation of archers and their parents during the day.

County Match Report covering the first two county matches of 2010, including photographs, HERE.

LACG coaching clinics dates and venues for 2010 are:

27th March: Assheton Bowmen
22nd May: Mossley Hill
10th July: Pendle & Samlesbury
18th Sept: Blackpool Bowmen

Booking forms are available from our website under the heading of coaching clinics or from their club coach.

LAA Meetings in 2010
13th Feb: LAA Committee
22nd May: LAA Committee
11th Sept: LAA Committee
20th Nov: LAA AGM


Five Counties Match, Results and Match Report : Victory for Lancashire recurve archers.

Junior Newsletter July

Connie Hartley becomes the National Junior Lady Recurve Champion by shooting 1032 for a Hereford. Connie has also been selected to represent England at junior level.

LAA 2009 Meetings & AGM

21st Nov: LAA AGM

2.00pm Shevington Methodist Church Hall, Gathurst Road, Shevington, Wigan WN6 8EA. All LAA members welcome. One vote per archer.

The Glade 70m League: an informal, international competition, from the comfort of your own club. Run by LAA archers.

Lancashire archers in the 2008 UK Clout Rankings, from Archery UK: Barebow Gents: Graham Rankin, St Helens - 3rd, Brian Pilling, Eccles - 4th. Longbow Ladies: Helen Woodcock, Rochdale- 2nd. Compound Ladies: Christine O'Mara, Phoenix - 4th. Compound Gent: Peter Fell, Phoenix - 4th. Recurve Girls: Rachel Hindle, Rochdale - 2nd. Recurve Boys: Jack Grogan, High Elm - 1st

Lancashire Archery Coaching Group: 2009 Clinics Poster and detailed information.
21st March Assheton
16th May Mossley Hill
11th July P&S

Junior Newsletter: Jan 09


Five Counties: Report & Results

For Jugding Matters in Lancashire, contact John Allison (National Judge). The GNAS Judge's page.

Rodger Stretton and Jean Stretton have achieved County Judge status.

Level 2 Coaches: Tony Wallbank & Craig Hobin, both from Chorley Bowmen.

National Clout Champs 18/10/08: Brian Pilling wins Barebow. Katie Ostick is National Junior Girl Barebow Champion. Helen Woodcock runner-up & breaks two longbow county records. Graham Rankin 2nd Barebow Gents. Josh Grogan, 2nd Junior Boy Recurve.

LAA AGM 3.00pm 29th November. Shevington Methodist Church Hall, Gathurst Road, Shevington, Wigan WN6 8EA. All LAA members welcome. One vote per archer.

Stolen: Winact blue riser, Seb Flute blue riser, Hoyt Mystic compound red, etc. Contact Brian Pilling.

LAA Junior Newsletter Aug 08

2008 County Championships + Junior Results

The Glade, a well known independent archery publication, is now owned and run by two LAA archers.

County Match Report

Simon Terry takes Richard Priestman long standing FITA county record with a 1336 at Timperley!

LAA win recurve and come a close second in compound in the Warwickshire, Cheshire, Lancashire three way county match. Results

LAA Win County match against North Wales. Team and Individual results.

A message for Club Records Officers

New Level 2 Coach Tish Mckie, Southport Archers

A New Year Message from the New LAA President

Certificates are now awarded for senior county records.

Highlights of the 2007 Shooting Year plus a profile of Connie Hartley

New Level 1 Coaches
Stephen Blenkinsop, Blundellsands
Philip Cummings, Bridgefield
Mark Murphy, Mossley Hill
John Wilks, Skelmersdale
John Woollam, Mossley Hill

Page about Arrows & Recurve Tuning by an LAA archer.


2007 The Five Counties Match: Senior Results & Report here.

Junior results here.

UK Clout Rankings (2006) list: Harriet Daniel, Helen Woodcock, Melissa Daniel, Angela Fox, Cristine O'Mara, Jack Grogan, Bethany Woodcock, Helen Rankin & Graham Rankin as LAA archers in the top five.

LAA AGM 2.00pm 24th November, Shevington Methodist Church Hall, WN6 8EA.

LAA Clout Champs: The Pictures

Updated LAA Constitution and Rules

August: Junior Newsletter

Warwickshire win both recurve and compound in three way County Match, but we beat Cheshire. Report & results.

29th April. Lancashire win County Match against Shropshire, report.

The LAA Constitution needs to be updated. Here is the current constitution, and here is the proposed constitution.

Not really LAA news, but there is an extraordinary archery video on YouTube. Recommended!1

The LAA Constitution needs to be updated. Here is the current constitution, and here is the proposed constitution.

Interesting page about arrows and recurve bow tuning from an LAA archer.

Not LAA news, but there is an extraordinary archery video on YouTube. Recommended!

Lancashire County Team Selection Process

LAA AGM, Shevington Methodist Church, Gathurst Road, Shevington, Wigan WN6 8EA. 2.00pm. Flyer Agenda map

LAA and Rochdale host the 2006 NCAS Five Counties Match. Cheshire win the Recurve & Longbow and Yorkshire win the Compound events. More

LAA and Rochdale host the 2006 NCAS Inter-County Junior Tournament. More and full results

Sheila D Kemp RIP. Sad news of the passing of Sheila D Kemp, Bowmen of Overdale, the first lady in the world to shoot a 1000 Hereford. Obituary.

Congratulations to Lancashire for winning the Cheshire - Lancashire - Warwickshire three way county match. More.