The Leicestershire and Rutland County 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 December) 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.


National Inter-Counties Team Tournament

Calling all archers that took part in the County Team during 2016 and those archers that are entering County selection shoots 2017.

In preparation for the National Inter- Counties tournament at Lilleshall 24th and 25th June 2017; I would like to know how many of you would like to shoot this competition. Teams consist of three archers (single gender) for each bow style. Please contact me (captain@lrcaa.org) by no later than March 26th if you are interested.

Stolen Equipment

Nigel Gensmantel (Burroughs Hill Bowmen) has had some archery equipment stolen from his car. Please keep an eye out in case you are approached by anyone trying to sell the following items, or if you spot them being sold online:

  • 12 x X10 arrows, 500 spine + carbon express case
  • 12 x ACE arrows 570 spine + carbon express case
  • Pair of Win&Win side rods, 10", blue
  • A WASP metal detector, yellow/black
  • SF Elite quiver containing 2 modified AAE tabs, finger slings, allen keys, two arm guards

Lizzie Warner - National Indoor Champion

Congratulations to Lizzie Warner on all her achievements in the last few weeks. The 17-year old Kirby Muxloe archer won the Junior Ladies Recurve title at the National Indoor Championships in December with a competition PB of 582 on the Portsmouth round. In the Senior Championships on the following day she headed the UK archers in the WA18 ranking round with a score of 571, beating her PB by 26 points. She went on to win her head-to-heads 6-2, 7-1, 6-2, 7-1 to reach the final where she came up against Aida Roman of Mexico, silver medalist at the 2012 Olympics. Roman isn’t British however, which meant that Lizzie was already the National Senior Champion. After a good contest in the final, with Lizzie winning one end and tying another, she was eventually beaten 7-3.

She has recently been selected for the GB Junior team (uner 21) for the European Junior Indoor Championships in Vittel, France in March.

At the Leicester Mercury Sports Awards, held at the Leicester Tigers rugby ground, she was presented with the Young Sportswoman of the Year award.

Well done Lizzie.

Clout Team Selection

For archers wishing to shoot for L&RCAA at the EMAS Clout on 26th March, please see the selection criteria on the L&RCAA Selection Criteria page.


It is L&RCAA's turn to host the Regional Annual General Meeting. This will take place on Saturday 8th April 2017 at 2:30pm. Venue: The Dovecote, Coventry Road, Narborough, Leicestershire, LE19 2GN.

It would be nice to see archers from the county attending the AGM, this is your opportunity to have your say. Please let the EMAS Rep Caroline Cater (emas@lrcaa.org) know if you are interested in joining, so she has an idea of numbers attending.

The Burroughs Hill Bowmen (BHB) - 2017 Archery Beginner Course.

It's a five week course commencing Monday 6th Feb 2017 from 18.30 hrs - 20.00 hrs and consecutive Mondays thereafter until the 6th March, spaces are limited. The course will be held in the main Sports Hall of Babington Sports College, 150 Strasbourg Drive, Leicester. LE4 0SZ.

The aim of the course is to have fun and promote archery in the local community in a safe and competent manner. Applications are open to anyone with a minimum age of 8 years but there's no upper age limit. BHB club policy requires that children must be accompanied throughout by a parent or guardian at all times.

Cost; £50 for Adults (18+) Juniors £30, no concessions. All equipment will be provided. Upon successful completion of the course, a certificate of Safety and Competence will be awarded along with the opportunity to join The Burroughs Hill Bowmen.

To register for a place(s) or for more information, please send an email to Mr. Nigel Gensmantel at nigelgensmantel@btinternet.com

Bowmen of Rutland Combined WA

For those interested in entering the Combined WA hosted by Bowmen of Rutland, please note that Session C is now full. Entry form and details are on the Calendar page.