We received the sad news from Brian Wright that Felicity had passed away on the 9th March, 2016 whilst in the Critical Care Unit in Colchester General Hospital.
Felicity was a National Coach and was very well known in the county, region and nationally through the many years she and Brian were involved in the Coaching side of archery at all levels.
Felicity was Secretary of the Essex Guild of Archery Coaches during the period 1982-1986, Vice President of the Essex County Archery Association for the term 1990-1991 and the first Lady President of the county for the term 1991-1994. In 1991 she was presented with the county’s prestigious “Red Tassel” award for her services to Essex. Felicity was also a qualified Sports Physiotherapist.
Felicity and Brian first met at a Southern Counties Coaching Conference at Bournemouth. Together they put in a great deal of time and effort into developing the Essex Guild of Archery Coaches by inviting qualified people to give talks on various subjects such as relaxation, visualisation, exercise, good diets and psychology of archery, to name but a few. There was always time for a forum session when attending Essex coaches could discuss any problems or difficulties they might be experiencing in their own clubs and gain helpful advice from the more experienced coaches among them. This was the main purpose of the Essex Guild and Felicity and Brian supported this one hundred percent. Together they organised many Essex squad training sessions, meeting beforehand with the coaches assisting to discuss how the sessions would be staffed.
Felicity and Brian attended the Wicken Bonhunt coaching weekends, which were always well attended by Essex archers and sometimes archers from Hertfordshire. Then there was the Essex Guild’s Annual Conference at Wicken Bonhunt which was just prior to the Southern Counties Conference. Both Felicity and Brian were very active in all those years, organising very successful meetings.
Felicity was a lovely lady with a friendly welcoming smile on her face and always listened with genuine interest to whoever was speaking to her. She had a very caring nature and gave up her time most generously to anyone who needed her help.
Felicity will be sadly missed by all who knew her and our deepest sympathy goes to Brian and their family at this very difficult time.
Tom and Iris Major