County Champions

What it Means

A champion is not the one who never breaks or fails,
but the one who rises up no matter what, through all that life brings.

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved. You gain strength, experience and confidence by every experience where you really stop to look fear in the face …

You must do the thing you cannot do. And remember, the finest steel gets sent through the hottest furnace.

A champion is not one who never fails, but one who never quits.

The KAA currently awards the title of Champion only in the main disciplines that our members shoot:

Please note that if a champion's name changes (for example because of marriage, divorce or deed-poll) or their club changes, the name and club name that we record will remain as it was at the time the championship title was won.

Championship Events

The title of "County Champion" is only awarded to members of the KAA at specific championship events. The KAA has published a list of all of the tournaments that it organises in its Championships and Tournaments Policy specifying which are recognised as championship events and the categories in which champions are awarded.

The policy also gives full details about eligibility criteria and what happens if an event has to be cancelled or shortened.

ArcheryGB Law 20

While all members will be familiar with the "Rules of Shooting", many will be much less familiar with the ArcheryGB/GNAS Laws, not least because they are included in the society's "M&AA", its constitution (much of it written in legal jargon, because it has to comply with corporate legislation).

However, there are several provisions that have a direct impact on shooting, particularly if you change clubs or are a member of more than one club. We have therefore prepared a short guide to the relevant law.