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The Leicestershire and Rutland Archery Association (L&RCAA) was formed in May 1950 and is run by volunteers from different archery clubs within the county. The County committee meets once a month (except July) at the Kirby Muxloe Sports Club.

If you are a club within Leicestershire and Rutland, you are entitled to appoint a representative to come along to the meetings and report back to your club.

We extend a very warm welcome to any archer within the county and we are anxious to dispel any fears you may have about coming to the meetings. It is a good opportunity to meet socially with your fellow archers and to hear how county business is conducted.

News

L&RCAA's Second Bow Workshop

L&RCAA is offering a second evening Workshop for SENIOR archers who shoot either recurve, longbow or compound. There will be three separate events taking place at the same time - each event aimed at one of the bowstyles. The aim of these events will be to broaden the archer’s understanding of care, maintenance, improving shooting technique and competition preparation.

The COMPOUND session will be aimed specifically at those people who are beginners, interested in knowing more and may be thinking about buying a compound bow so no prior knowledge will be assumed.

Both the RECURVE and LONGBOW sessions will begin by examining bow setup. They will deal with measuring and recording settings, basic tuning and the selection and care of arrows amongst other things.

Areas for discussion and development will be open for selection by those attending. If, however, anyone has a pressing question which may need some preparation to answer on the night please email it to Jayne Curnock at the address below and she will forward it.

The event will take place at Syston Rugby Football Club, BARKBY ROAD, QUENIBOROUGH, LE7 3FE, Wednesday 22nd June 2016. Start time is 7:30 pm (prompt) until 9:30 pm.

Please register interest in the COMPOUND session by emailing Alan Tonge at alanptonge@hotmail.com and for the RECURVE or LONGBOW sessions Jayne Curnock at mmarcheryclub@tesco.net.


EGM - Constitution Changes

There will be an EGM held immediately prior to the next committee meeting on 20th June to amend the county constitution in line with AGB changes. Please see the full proposal for details. Posted 21/05/16.


Strength and Conditioning Workshop - Saturday 4th June

LRCAAA have organised a second Strength and Conditioning session with Julian Orme (Personal trainer). This session is open to Senior L&R affiliated archers, it will take place on Saturday 5 June starting at 1pm (for approx an hour). Venue is the Hood Park Leisure Centre in Ashby de la Zouch. There will be a fee of £2 per person and spaces will be limited. We will hold further sessions if there is demand. If you would like to attend please email Jayne Curnock at mmarcheryclub@tesco.net  to reserve a place.


 Countesthorpe Triple

This year the Countesthorpe Triple will be re-instated. To qualify for awards you will need to shoot three rounds across the indoor season. These are the Foxes UKRS Portsmouth 13th November 2016, the Foxes UKRS Worcester 11th December 2016 and the LAOFAC Fita18 (2017). Awards will be given at the LOAFAC Fita and will be based upon the cumulative score for the three shoots. Entries to the triple, with a fee of £3, will be taken at the first shoot on the 13th November. No retrospective entries will be permitted.


Bowmen of Rutland Windsor Cancelled

Bowmen of Rutland have unfortunately had to cancel their Windsor on 5th June due to unforeseen circumstances. 


European Championships

The countdown is on to May 2016 where 300 of Europe's best archers will battle it out as the European Championship comes to Great Britain. Tickets are on sale now with Archery GB members able to take advantage of the Early Bird incentive - saving £2.50 per ticket! But hurry, the Early Bird offer is only available until the 31 December 2015.

The qualification and elimination rounds will be hosted from 23 to 27 May 2016 at the University of Nottingham's Highfields playing fields. The head-to-head finals will take place in the heart of Nottingham in the Old Market Square on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May 2016.

If you want to find out more about the event go to: euroarchery2016.org.