The Board of Scottish Archery are delighted to note that Frank Reid has been awarded Coach Emeritus status. Frank has been involved in coaching in Scotland for more than 4 decades and has assisted hundreds of archers to achieve their personal goals in archery. We are sure that all members of Scottish Archery wish Frank will in his retirement from active coaching.
Don't forget - Annual Coach and Volunteer Awards - Nominations in by 30 September
Scottish Archery would like to introduce our Annual Coach and Volunteer Awards Event to recognise the work that Coaches and Volunteers undertake in our sport and to raise the profile of both coaching and volunteering in our organisation. Category Definitions and Nominations Form Pdf and in Word. Here are some FAQs>>>
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
New SAA Annual Coach and Volunteer Awards - Nominations in by 30 September
Confrom Senior Squad - confrim attendance by 8 October
Talent Coach Training Opportunity - Apply to AGB (tell SAA) by 1 November
SAA AGM - Date for your diary 29 November - Dewar's Cemtre, 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.