Alan Staples (1953 – 2011)

Archery was well represented at the service to celebrate Alan’s life held in Lincoln on Wednesday 14th September.
Archers from Lincoln, Stafford and members of the EMAS committee were all in attendance at the bright, if somewhat over warm, service.  It was standing room only as friends & colleagues representing all aspects of Alan’s varied work & interests joined with his family for a rousing rendition of Jerusalem.  Ann Marie thanked everyone for their kind messages of sympathy and support following Alan’s sudden death.
In accordance with the families wishes, in lieu of flowers, EMAS has made a donation to the British Heart Foundation.  The Leukaemia & Lymphoma society will also benefit from the collection made at the service.

Alan Staples ~ EMAS Chairman


To all EMAS members,

It is with much sorrow and deep regret that the EMAS committee has to inform you that Alan Staples, our regional chairman & development officer, died suddenly on Tuesday August 30th.  Alan also help represent Lincolnshire at our regular EMAS meetings. Continue reading

2011 Final League Shoot ~ Wilford Bowmen

Sunday 14th August saw the 3rd and final county league shoot at Wilford Bowmen.  Luckily, Hurricane Wilford stayed away, but there was a head wind during the day which did send a few tents flying in the morning whilst archers were trying to setup. Continue reading

2011 Tri-Counties

Sunday saw the county team in action at Burton Bridge for the annual Tri-Counties match between Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Warwickshire.

The weather on the day was mixed, with sun, rain, wind – we only missed snow really!  The match was hosted by Derbyshire – Burton Bridge Archers, which went smoothly and was a well run day – well done Burton Bridge Archers.

The county team fought well, with the Longbow team coming second, whilst the recurve and compunds came in third.  Well done to all that shot, lets look forward to the Thoresby Trophy in September