Well, another outdoor season comes to an end, at least the covid restrictions around the field have been lifted, I hope everyone had a good shooting season and I will see you indoors, I hope. Again, I ask those clubs that are lucky enough to have an indoor venue who have space to offer it to visitors. We must help each other.

AGB are proposing to change the junior age groupings to bring them in line with World Archers so keep an eye as they may be introduced for next outdoor season which will probably cause a little confusion at the beginning. AGB have also changed the names of the Imperial rounds as it appears there was some embarrassment incurred when shooting the shorter rounds This is referred to as rule 308 (a). Tournament organisers need to take note. You can find this info quickly in the Autumn 2021 Archery UK magazine page 81. There have also been changes to rule 306(j), this is pertinent to archers as it refers to scoring pass through arrows outdoors.

The Winter online Frostbite challenge is up and running again this winter, thanks to Lizzie of Beeston Rylands. As you should know it is a monthly personal challenge run online with monthly winners who receive a certificate. The entry form is on the county website and FB page and is completely free to enter.

The Intermediate winter training is underway at Joseph Whitaker school run by Mario (CCO), good shooting and listen to your coaches. Hopefully I can pop in and see how it’s going.

Next year it is Nottinghams turn to host the junior intercounty championship (Sydney Bond). So, the committee are looking for tenders to host this UK record status shoot. Our juniors did a great job this year and won again but it was close I understand.

For those that did see me on my first year as a candidate judge, I hope you were not disappointed with my decisions. You will see me in the green jacket again at the Notts indoor champs and the Sherwood archers Portsmouth.

Finally, my club Greasley Castle Archers has had an influx of archers. It appears that standing on a field shooting is a very safe covid sport. I hope all the county clubs are having the same interest?

Don’t forget you can contact me at

Bernie Dicks

County Chairman


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