Now that the indoor season is now well and truly upon us can I remind all SAA archery clubs that the closing date for receipt of entries for the SAA Indoor Postal League is 31st October. Multiple entries from clubs are welcomed at a cost of £5 per team. This is a fun event which includes a wee competitive edge. If you wish to participate in the event please ensure that first scoring rounds for the competition must take place before the end of October 2014 to enable your entry to be sent off before the 31 October deadline. All the details are on the Postal Page
SAA Board have also issued an advert for an Independent Director to strengthen the Board. This is being advertised outwith the organisation. Independent Director Role Profile and Independent Director Application
The application process for Sportsaid grants for 2014/15 is now open.
Scottish archery can put forward up to 6 applicants for potential funding. Applicants must be aged 12 - 22 years on 1st December 2014 (able bodied) or <45 years on 1st December 2014 if competing in disability events. Applicants should be in the top 3 in their age group or discipline. Please submit your completed application form which can be downloaded here, to Jacqui Dunlop by Monday 24th November.
The SAA board will review submitted applications and put forward the best 6 applicants to Sportsaid Scotland. If you have any questions, please contact Claudine Jennings.
The SAA are hosting an open coaching day with Lloyd Brown to provide an opportunity for Scottish archers to meet and work with the GB High Performance Coach.
See the information document for further details
Congratulations to Andrew Duff and Douglas Blyth for successfully completing their Regional Judge assessments. This is a great achievement and means that Scotland now has an even more qualifies team of Judges. I am sure that you will all pass on your congratulations when you see Andrew and Douglas at competitions over the coming weeks.
Information about this winter's Senior Squad is now available on the seniors page
See notices below for details
Talent Coach Training Opportunity - Apply to AGB (tell SAA) by 1 November
SAA AGM - Date for your diary 29 November - Dewar's Centre, Perth, 10:15am start
Naomi Jones shot to Archery GB National Series Gold this Sunday. Naomi from Edinburgh University Performance Club saw off challenges from top seed Lucy O'Sullivan and then took on Nichola Simpson for a place in the Gold medal match which saw her come up against Paralympian Gold Medalist Danielle Brown. Here again Naomi shot steadily to take the match and the Gold Medal. more >>
Naomi at the next weekend reached the magic 1400 for the 1440 Round while also shooting a British Record of 352 for 70m
Scottish Archery are running an introduction day for the Junior Academy. The Academy is open to Juniors aged from 10 to 18. For the Information and Application documents please see the Academy page
Archery GB are running a talent coach development program. Archers who apply should be Level 1 or above. Applications from Scottish Coaches are welcome and financial support is available from SAA for applicants who are willing to work with the Scottish Academy. Details and Application - please let Jacqui Dunlop know if you apply - details of the Talent Development Program.
Please see Board statement in the Members Area.
Team Managers wanted!
Scottish Archery is looking for a couple of individuals to take on the roles of Senior and Junior Team Manager. More >>>
Notice from the Chair – Committees open to all
The SAA Board are looking for volunteers to help on the various committees. More >>>
PVG Update and reminder
Since the request for coaches to contact me regarding application for PVG membership, I have, so far, sent out 50 applications forms and of those, 30 have been submitted to Disclosure Scotland. However, the number applications doesn’t match the known number of coaches in Scotland. Could I remind all coaches, who have not already contacted me to do so, whether or not they are already a member of the PVG scheme, so that I can ensure they obtain a PVG membership or an update for the SAA. Contact Martin Symonds
Applying for Record Status to Archery GB?
All applications for WRS should be forwarded to Norrie McLean for the necessary Regional approval prior to being submitted to Archery GB.
Applying for Scottish Record Status? - Please use the new Application Form.