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.


Win & Win Seminar at Merlin Archery

Win & Win will be hosting a seminar at Merlin Archery in Loughborough on Sunday 19th November starting at 10pm and running for approximately 3 hours. GB archers Naomi Folkard, Larry Godfrey and Alex Wise will be in attendane, as will current GB coach Richard Priestman. For more details and to book a ticket, please see the Merlin Archery website.

AGM Announcement

The L&RCAA Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 20th November. Please see the this Announcement Letter and Nomination Form for full details.

County Social Evening

The County Social evening is taking place on 24th November, 8:00 PM at the Coalville Rugby Club, 350, HALL LANE, WHITWICK, COALVILLE, LE67 5PF.

It would be great to see people there and please remember this isn't just for the County Team - it's for anyone who shoots with a bow in Leicestershire and Rutland!!!

Can I ask you to pass on these details to all your club members and so make the evening a success. It would be helpful if Caroline (skippercaz@gmail.com) could be told roughly how many members will be turning up on the night.

Coaches for the Junior Development Squad

Dear Coach

I am writing to you as county Junior Rep and the new lead coach for our county junior development squad.

As you may be aware the development squad is funded by the county to help develop junior archers to be ready to shoot for our county team, and is supported by volunteer coaches from around the county.

I would like to ask if there are any coaches who would like to consider joining our volunteer coaching team to support the junior development squad. We have a number of coaches from around the county but we do have a number of clubs that are not represented on our coaching team.

It would be great to speak to any of you who would like to consider offering help. We can also arrange for you to attend a session to explore the opportunity and see if you think joining our coaching team would be for you.

We have coaches of all levels from level one coaches shadowing experienced coaches upto more senior county coach level. This is an opportunity to develop your coaching skills outside of the club while enhancing your coaching portfolio and CPD.

The sessions are on a Sunday once a month during the indoor season, as well as a couple of top up summer dates.

So if you want to know more please drop me an email (juniors@lrcaa.org) and I would be happy to talk to about it.

Martin Matkin
County Junior Rep
Junior Development Squad Lead

Junior Shoot

Please see the flyer and entry form for a Junior Shoot hosted by The Foxes on 29th October

Burroughs Hill Bowmen - Beginners Course

The Burroughs Hill Bowmen are hosting a target archery course. The course aim is to promote archery in the local community in a safe and competent manner, and most importantly have fun. This activity is scheduled for 4 consecutive Mondays beginning 16th October, concluding Monday 6th November 2017 starting at 18.00 hrs - 20.00 hrs and is available to 4 candidates. The course will be held at Babington Community College, 150 Strasbourg Dr, Leicester LE4 0SZ. All equipment will be provided.

Applications are open to anyone with a minimum age of 8 years and is without an upper age limit. Children must to be accompanied throughout by a parent or guardian at all times. The cost will be £50 for adults (18+) and juniors £35. 

A certificate of archery safety and competence will be awarded to candidates meeting required standards on completion of the course.

Inquiries by text to Mr. Nigel Gensmantle on 07419996140.

County Team Match Reports

To keep up to date with what the county team are up to, please see the Match Reports page. If you are interested in shooting for the county team, please see the Team Selection page.

County Squad Development Days

Please see this proposal by County Archer Neill Brown of LAOFAC regarding county squad development. Please send any feedback to County Secretary Alan Tonge (secretary@lrcaa.org) for discussion at the next county committee meeting.