The Home of Archery in Kent

Sad news

Ray Axford a long time member of KAA has passed away after a long illness

Ray wrote the book 'Archery Anatomy' in 1995 and it is still used as a reference manual for coaches

Apart from being a Coach he helped found clubs in Kent, run tournaments and so on

Congratulations to Sophie

Sophie Castle has been selected for the England Team for the Junior Commonwealth Championship this year in August

Congratulations from all KAA archers and do us proud!

Club Finder

The club finder section of the website has been removed.

This is due to the changes in the data protection rules and what information we can publish.

If you wish to find a club please use the link to the AGB website below

AGB Club Finder Club Finder

AGB, SCAS & KAA Fees calculator

Membership secretaries / treasurers.....Please use the calculator below to work out your club fees. Remember that they change on the 1st of April!!

It can be downloaded from here.

KAA Tournaments - 2018

Upcoming Events:
KAA Invitation Sunday, 13 May 2018 Vigo RFC ground By Invitation Only
KAA County Match Sunday, 10 June 2018 Vigo RFC ground By Invitation Only
WRS WA70m, WA60m, WA50m + H2H & WRS WA1440 Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th July 2018 Vigo RFC ground Entry Form
Invicta Springboard Sunday 22nd July 2018 Fox Archers Entry Form
Target Championship Sunday, 5 August 2018 Vigo RFC ground Entry Form
Para-Archery Championship Saturday, 28 July 2018 Sittingbourne Community College Entry Form
Clout Championship Sunday, 19 August 2018 Ramsgate Entry Form
Field Championship Sunday, 7th October 2018 KAF Woodstock, Nr Sittingbourne
Results so far:
Indoor Championship Sunday, 28 January 2018 Tenterden Results

Notes:-

  • For the county championships veterans are those aged 55 or over on the day of the tournament.
  • All carbon arrows, so long as they conform to the rules of shooting, are permitted at all record status tournaments. They are obviously more difficult to find than aluminium arrows and it is the archers responsibilty to ensure that any missing arrows are found before leaving the venue.

KAA Facebook group now active

Kent Archery Association has created a KAA Facebook group

You can find the group at https://www.facebook.com/kentarchery/

Data Protection

The rules for data protection change in May as a lot of you have found out!

This is why you are asked to tick an extra box on all entry forms!

Has your club and has your club asked you if it can hold your data?

KAA Records and Updated Policy & Procedure Manual

The way in which KAA records are being stored has changed so click here for the new manual

Please read the notes about claiming etc. carefully as you can now only claim those records that

are now availble at AGB record status shoots. In addition they must be shot in more controlled conditions

Indoor County Match on 29 November 2014

An indoor county match against Essex, Middlesex & Surrey has now been confirmed for Saturday, 29 November 2014 at Sittingbourne Community College.

This is quite early in the indoor season, so it is more important than ever for anyone who wishes to be considered for team selection to ensure that their scores are submitted very promptly - the cut-off date for receiving scores in time for the selection meeting is Friday, 31 October 2014.

The team selection policy explains the requirements (page 4 is especially relevant); however, given the timescales involved it is strongly recommended that archers submit their own score returns, to make absolutely sure.

Please note that, as stated in the policy above, score returns must be sent to the county Records Officer, not to the County Captain, as it is the county Records Officer who chairs the Team Selection Panel. If you intend sending your score return by post, please either check with your club Records Officer for the correct address, or contact the County Records Officer by email first - this website does not contain or disclose private mailing addresses.

Kent Archery Association AGM

When the date of this year's AGM was discussed at last year's event, there was concern that the normal date (the 3rd. Sunday of November) might clash with a tournament; it has turned out that this will not in fact happen and so the KAA AGM will be held on its customary date, Sunday, 16 November 2014 at Medway Archers' clubhouse.

Please therefore ignore the date shown in recent newsletters and accept our apologies for any confusion that might have been caused.

Official notification should now have been received by all Club Secretaries and Direct Members; if any Club Secretary or Direct Member has not receive their copy, please urgently contact the County Secretary.

If you have received a prefilled nomination form, but wish to nominate an alternative member for any post, please download and print the form below, then return to the County Secretary, as described in the notification letter.

You want to take up Archery?

If you haven't done archery before, or have only tried it in a "taster session" at school or on holiday, and now you want to do it for real, then follow these four easy steps:

  1. Take a look at the "New Members" section on our FAQ page;
  2. Read through our short Introduction to Finding a Club;
  3. Look for a convenient club using our AGB Club Finder Club Finder ;
  4. Use the contact details provided to contact the club direct for details of beginners' courses.

Remember don't buy any archery equipment until you have finished the beginners' course - use of basic equipment is included in the price of the beginners' course. Once you know that archery is for you, your new club will give advice and help you select the bow, arrows and other bits and pieces that will suit you and your budget.

If you are disabled or visually impaired, it is still likely that you will be able to shoot; however, please bear in mind that not all clubs will feel qualified to work with all types of disability, so please call them and discuss your particular needs and they will do everything they can to help.