Nottinghamshire Archery Society virtual Committee Meeting – October 12th 2020

the committee meeting witll be a virual Zoom meeting on October 12th at 8pm

Please find attached the meeting invite for next Monday, 12th October, 2000 hours:


  1. I am using the Wilford Bowmen account, hence it appears as “Gary Crawford”.  So I am inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Topic: Gary Crawford’s Zoom Meeting

Time: Oct 12, 2020 08:00 PM London


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  1. The agenda for next week is attached, as are the minutes from our last meeting in January
  2. Also attached is the VERY ROUGH FIRST DRAFT of the 2021 county competition calendar.  I have submitted it to the clubs who normally run competitions. Not all have yet replied and so the best that this can be classed as is aspirational.  There are almost too many variables to consider but we shall discuss on the night
  3. Attached again is another copy of the note that we issued regarding the potential sports facility in Ruddington/West Bridgford.  Again this is for discussion on the night.




Mike Thomason

Secretary, Nottinghamshire Archery Society

Nottingham Archery Centre v1

County competitions 2021


Agenda October 2020

EMAS Virtual AGM 4th November 2020

We have set a date for a virtual AGM using Skype for Wednesday 4th November 2020 at 7pm.  The minutes are attached from 2019 AGM and also agenda.  The position of treasurer has been filled but needs official approval.


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Well, July is upon us, I hope everyone is still fit and well?

After Archery GB issued their return to archery phase 1 document dated 13th May, Bulwell Foresters, Burton Joyce, Greasley Castle Archers, Sherwood Archers, then Wilford Bowmen opened, with Belvoir Archers, Keyworth Archers, Newark Castle Archers and Welbeck Archers to follow this week. Well done and thank you for your hard work in getting your members safely back behind the string. Continue reading

A View From The Isolation Chair (not the naughty Chair!)

At last I can put out some good news.

Very late Thursday 13th May 2020 AGB in conjunction with Sport England and the Department of Digital culture Media and Sport {DCMS) issued a rather lengthy document titled.

RETURNING TO ARCHERY Phase 1 (I do insist you read it if you are thinking of opening).

It includes guidelines and risk assessments to get clubs back shooting safely and with social distancing. Having read the complete document and trying to see how it fits into my own club facilities, I can see a few snags for a lot of clubs.

  • The bosses would ideally say out on the ground.
  • What if your club is on a shared “high risk” sports ground that is not open?
  • And my personal favourite, the toilets should remain closed except for emergencies. Tell that to the older generation.

It is good to know that at least it should be feasible for some clubs to open up again after some 10 weeks shut down.

Having said that, clubs are under no pressure from AGB, Region or even Notts county to open their doors. I have seen a few clubs on Face Book coming to the conclusion that they could not or think it’s a bit early. This I fully understand.

I can only say to those that can return to archery in a safe and orderly manor, good shooting and for God sake stay safe.

Bernie Dicks