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Congratulations to Debbie Horn (county secretary), on successfully completing and passing her County Coaching assessment.

The County Coaching process is an intensive 18 months, and so takes real dedication to be awarded this acolade.

Many many congratulations to Debbie.

Alex Purser.

It is with regret that I have to inform you that the above club ceased to exist as from 30th September 2018 and is now closed.

We have survived for a number of years with just two remaining members but decided from this new archery year to fully merge with Rayleigh Town Archery Club who have kindly provided us with indoor and outdoor facilities over these years.

Roger Brown (Secretary SEAC)

For those of you who are unaware between the 14th and the 18th August this year World Archery held the first Masters world championships in Lausanne Switzerland. There were age categories from 40 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 to 69 and 70 and above, with the 50 -59 being the offical World masters age catagony. Archers from all over the world attended this very popular “first of its kind competition” just for Archery.

As Wendie King from Mayflower Archers says:-

I was fortunate enough to be able to attend, with my husband Tony as coach! and it was, without doubt, the best competition I have ever entered. The friendliness of the competitors, the standard of shooting, some archers having represented their countries in the Olympics in their younger days! others having never competed before hand the professionalism of the team organising and judging the event was extraordinary.

I would encourage any archer of any standard ( and of a certain age) to experience a World masters event if they are lucky enough to get the opportunity!! I would like to thank every archer that I met over the few days for their sportsmanship, kindness and generosity.

Wendie has written of her experience in this article - and yes being in Switzerland there was chocolate.

You can also read this article on the World Archery Web Site