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.
Archery GB has announced the National Squad that will represent Great Britain at major international events and show the world the quality and competitive nature of Archery GB's preparation and support programme!
The nine athletes have each proved they are capable of scoring at an internationally competitive level, as per selection documents published on the Archery GB website.
The squad is a mix of experienced internationals and new faces and offers huge potential to move forward and be competitive on the international stage.
The squad members are: Olympian Naomi Folkard Sally Gilder Bryony Pitman (Bryony is still eligible to compete as a junior.) Ashe Morgan Kieran Slater Olympian Patrick Huston Tom Hall Michael Judd Alex Wise (Alex is still eligible to compete as a cadet)
Tom, Michael and Alex are making the step up to the National Squad.
David Tillotson, Director of Sport at Archery GB, said: "I'm delighted to announce the new squad. I do believe that the scores these archers have latterly begun to show will enable us to be competitive throughout 2017, building towards the World Championships in Mexico in October.
There is an exciting blend of youth and experience within the squad but all have proven that they deserve to be there and are ambitious to take this opportunity. As with all squads, I will be reviewing standards and performance throughout the season to ensure we achieve our goals."