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British Indoor Championships 2015 - Warwickshire


Please note that entires for the British Target Championships open at mid-day tomorrow Monday 14 September 2015 on the Sport80 website. Please enter as soon as possible as entries are expected to fill up very fast. Senior Match to take place on Sunday 6th December 2015

Those interested in representing Wales are encouraged to submit their Expression of Interest Form if not already done so. Without this archers cannot be selected to represent Wales. The form can be found in the Document section of the WAA Website.

Nominations for Wales have to be submitted by Saturday 14 November 2015 and a FITA18 selection trial / match will hopefully be held on the last weekend of October provisionally at Pentref Bowmen, Rhondda Cynon Taff. This will be a preference selection match however for those archers from further afield (West Wales, Powys & North Wales) can submit FITA18 scores (with results sheets) achieved since August 2015. The aim is to select a team based on current performance rather than scores achieved last season (7-8 months ago!) Team places are not guaranteed via trial results or submitted scores and are at the discretion of the Selection Committee (Roger Davies, Sam Moore / Dave Evans & Griff Morgan)

Team Size: 

2 x Gent Recurve / 2 x Gent Compound
2 x Lady Recurve / 2 x Lady Compound 

All EOI submissions and submitted scores are to be sent to the WAA Senior Team Manager: waa.snr.manager@gmail.com and NOT to anyone else by FRIDAY 23rd OCTOBER 2015 . All queries to be sent to this email address as well.

I look forward to hearing from you all

Griff Morgan
Senior Team Manager
Welsh Archery Association 

7th WAA All Wales Coaching Conference

Media Resources Centre, Llandrindod Wells on Saturday October 10th  2015.




09:30   Arrival / Registration / Tea / Coffee


10:00   Welcome and Introduction to the Day


10:10   Coaching Forum


- Do we want a Regional Coaching Committee ?



10:30   Roger Davies - Room 101 on aspects of  Recurve technique.


Open discussions on recurve pet hates I have and can we eradicate any with good club level coaching.

No hiding in this session everyone will be involved. 


12:30   Lunch             Bring your own or go to town


Submit votes for Welsh Coach of the Year and County Coach of the year  

(if I can get the awards back in time)


13:15   Workshop 1       Alex Bridgman – Compound


1 Compound tuning- the bullet hole is only the starting point.
2 Archer technique, hand position, shoulder position etc
3 Stabilisation, bow weight and aiming. 


Workshop 2    Gary Evans – Longbows


1 Materials, construction and associated performance.           

2 Traditional design versus Reflex design and the benefits.

3 Arrow matching to the faster longbows, spine, shaft weight, size and barrelling.


14:30   Workshop Changeover


15:45  General Discussion & feedback, network and exchange ideas


16:15   Presentations (if I can get the awards back in time)


Close  Collect CPD certificate Safe Journey home









Can I please ask if you intend to attend can you send me an e-mail via the Committee page of the WAA website




If you can send me the following details




Coach Grade


GNAS number


This will allow me to get as many CPD certificates done up front ready for the day.


If you have a County or Welsh Coach of the Year award please let me know, I only have Powys and Dyfed so far.


Payment of £10.00 per attendee will be taken on the day.





Welsh success overseas

Congratulations to two of our archers for their recent successes overseas.

Dave Phillips has secured a Paralympic quota place for Rio Paralympic Games in 2016 after his recent successs at the World Archery Para Championships in Donaueschingen - check out the details on Archery GB - http://www.archerygb.org/news/6532.php#.VfCnBxFVikq


Ryan Pinder has also done very well in the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa, ranking 9th in the qualification rounds and making it through to the quarter finals where he came up against the number 1 seed, Nishant Kumawat of India and was unfortunately beaten to a place in the semi-finals- http://www.archerygb.org/news/6535.php#.VfCoKRFViko

Well done to both our archers for flying the flag so successfully for Wales.

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