Recent Updates

Ardleigh Longbow Shoot Entry Form (14 July) - see Events page

ECAA County Shoot dates and Selection form updated for 2018 - see County Selection page

ECAA Constitution and Operating Guidelines have been updated - see Governance Documents page

Officers of ECAA have been updated as a result of the AGM  - see Officers page or get in Contact using the Officers Contact page

ECAA Field Records updated - see Field Records page

Woodford Clout at Woodford Archers Entry Form (15 April) - see Events page

ECAA Clout at Woodford Archers Entry Form (22 April) - see Events page

West Essex Junior Invitation Shoot Entry Form (19 May) - see Events page

Bray I League Match 4 Results and Tables - see Bray League page

Havering Youth Tournament at Abbey Bowmen Entry Form (21 April) - see Events page

ECAA Andy Harris League Match 5 Results and Table - see Andy Harris page

Bill Tucker Memorial Shoot at Colchester Entry Form (6 May) - see Events page


Forthcoming Events


Sun 4 Braintree Worcester
Sun 11 Tudor Valentine WA 25
Sat 17 ECAA AGM Marconi Athletic, Chelmsford
Sun 18 Braintree Field Shoot


Sun 4 West Essex Bowmen WA18m
Wed 7 ECAA Council Meeting Margaretting Village Hall
Sat 10 ECAA County Indoor
Sun 11 ECAA County Indoor
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Sun 1 Braintree Poppinjay
Sun 1 Woodford Open Clout at Woodford Archers
Sun 8 ECAA Clout at Woodford Archers
Sat 21 Havering Youth Tournament at Abbey Bowmen
Sat 28 & Sun 29 West Essex Double Double (WRS) **SHOOT FULL **

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This Trophy Needs a Home - Can you Help?

The trophy on the right is the Victor Ludorum Trophy which is awarded each year to the Essex and Suffolk archer who has been most consistent at the County Shoots

However this was not awarded again this year.

To win it you need to shoot at the Indoor Championship, one of the Clouts (AGB and Metric),  the Target Championships (York, Hereford, Bristols), the WA1440 Championships and the Field Championships - but you have to be in it to win it.

Entry Forms are out for the Indoor (Chelmsford 10/11 March) and the AGB Clout (Woodford 22nd April) so if you want to be considered then make sure your entries are in.

Also Alex does not want it in his loft again!

The one on the Left is the Junior Millennium Trophy for the Junior shooting all the County disciplines and this year it was awarded to Aimee Davis

Vince Gorham 1928 - 2018

Vince’s funeral will take place on 26th January at 12.40

Upminster Cemetery, South Chapel
Ockenden road
Corbets Tay
RM14 2UY

Flowers would be appreciated

Vince had been actively involved in archery for over 50 years and many of our current senior archers would have much to thank Vince for in their early days.
Vince had always been very heavily involved with the juniors in Essex having organised both the Havering Youth Games and the London Youth Games for many years.
Vince was also the Havering team manager at the London Youth Games having first got involved at their inception 40 years ago and has not missed a single Games since.
I know that Vince has many friends in archery both in Essex and much farther afield.
He will be sorely missed by all of his friends.
And my deepest condolences go to his son Russell who has not only lost a father but also a friend.
As soon as funeral details are known i will ensure that everyone is made aware.
Mick & Maggie Pearce

Paul "Nobby" Clark Goes National

Paul Clark has today passed his National Judges Assessment at Lilleshall and as such becomes one of less than 50 National Judges in the UK, the highest AGB Grade of Judges

Paul joins Mick and Richard on this grade and is now able to be in charge of WRS Head to Head shoots. Paul is also the General Member for ECAA and is on the National Junior Committee. 

Pictures of Paul in one of his other roles as ECAA Field Organiser and another of him in a more normal Juging pose.


Well done Paul!

Essex Archers at the National Series Finals

Photo: Derek Sizeleand
Photo: Derek Sizeleand

Congratulations to the Essex archers who won a place in the final of the National Series.

Very well done to Jess Sagoo of Oakfield Archers who won a Silver medal in the final. Jess remarked that she was proud to have done so well and was only beaten by an Olympic Medallist.

At the club we have seen how hard Jess has worked in training and we have all been supporting her, the 24th was our club championships and we had an extra long break so we could watch her in the gold medal match on members' smart phones.

Joan Ikel

Photo: Derek Sizeleand
Photo: Derek Sizeleand

James Howell of Mayflower Archers also got Bronze in the Mens Compound.

James came through the closest of one arrow shoot-offs against Chris White to progress to the Bronze - the judge said there was just 2mm between the 10's shot.

Daisy Clark and Michael Judd came up against tough opposition and were knocked out at the Quarter Final stage

Jonathan Tate claims European Gold

Clacton archer Jonathan Tate went to Croatia as a new member of the GB cadet team to shoot in the European Youth cup and returned with a Gold medal.
Jonathan started the week as he meant to go on as the highest ranked GB cadet in qualification ranking 4th and claiming both a national distance record and a huge personal best.

Then, following a tough schedule of shooting, Jonathan, along with team mates Alex Wise and Jacob Reid swept past teams from Austria, Moldova and Italy before meeting Russia in the team gold medal final. This was a close match but the GB team who had gained a perfect 60 score earlier in the match were not to be denied and they beat Russia on a shoot off holding their nerve while the opposition crumbled.

Jonathan said 'I have gained a huge experience from shooting on an international stage with such fantastic team mates and against tough competition and I thank ECAA for their support. My next aim is to be selected to shoot for GB in the Youth World Championships in Rosario in September.'

Imogen Newby is at it again - this time at the Junior Nationals.

The Junior Nationals is two days of competition where Imogen Newby of Braintree Bowmen shoots in the Under 14 category and which also holds a Regional and Home Nations shoot.

On the Saturday was WA rounds where Imogen shot the Metric IV and ended up with a final score of 1360, the UK Ladies U14 Recurve Champion, a new PB, National 10m Record, four County Records, Club Record…and she wasn't finished there.

England toolk the Home Nations win and then she picked up another medal as part of the victorious SCAS Regional Team.

Then back again on Sunday - this time for the AGB Rounds so Immy was shooting another 12 dozen round - the Bristol IV.

Again Imogen shot great and ended the day victorious and 1246 with a new PB, new County Record and another medal!

As Imogen says:
"I’m the Double UK Ladies U14 Recurve Champion 2017! Doesn’t get much better than that!"

For more details and Imogen's own write up of a long but successful weekend see this article.


County Team Reports

June has been a busy month for the County Team with a match against Kent closely followed by the National County Team Championships where teams from all over the country go head to head against each other over 2 days of competition at Lilleshall.

Essex lost the overall match to Kent (due to not having a barebow team) but there were some excellent debuts and record breaking performances:

"Massive congratulations to the whole team and to Imogen Newby for breaking numerous records on the day, Mark Lawrence and Sharon Lawrence for debuting for the longbow team and Kayleigh Griffin and Paul West on their debut in the adult recurve team."


The County Team Championships were a great success with the Compound Ladies Team of Daisy Clark, Nicky Hunt and Anna King narrowly losing to Kent.

"Presentations took place for the weekends combined results which saw our compound women finishing second overall. “Amazing shooting girls”, compound men finished 5th overall, recurve women 4th, recurve men 12th and longbow men 7th.
Congratulations to our medal placed girls and to our new adult team members Alex Body (debut) and Lauren Bann (debut), I am sure we will see plenty more of you in the adult team going forward."

Lesley Howells - the Team Manager - has written full match reports which are available on the Team Match Reports page and don't forget to watch out for reminders of when to send in your scores for the next County Team Matches

Alex Body is Double County Champion

Alex turns 18 in a few days so the Junior County Championship which was held this weekend (10 June) was Alex's last one.

The day was bright and sunny though there was plenty of wind but Alex battled through and took the win on the York Round.

He then came back the next day for the Senior Championship (11 June) and shot the York again but this time against the Seniors for the first time - and Won that.

Well done Alex - has the Essex Junior and Senior Championship been held at the same time by the same person before?

Alex Breaks Record Older Than He Is

Alex Body has been shooting well recently and at the Noak Hill Westerns it looks like he had a very good day.

It was blustery and we have thunder just before the start of the shoot but Alex overcame the conditions and shot a new PB.

It also is a new County Record (subject to ratification) for the New Western of 714 which beats the previous record which had been held for over 30 years by Richard Selway at 708 since 1983.

Congratulations Alex and I'm sure this is not the last time PBs and records will go this year.