News & Events

19th November 2018

A few official NFAS pictures from the NFAS National Championships in Oxfordshire that five of us went to back in September. Beautiful weather both days and two very enjoyable animal faces courses. We all had a great time.

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30th November 2018


Congratulations to Ravens members who have shot AGB County and/or National record scores in competitions this year.

19th September

Day 2 at the European 3D Championships today in the grounds of Gothenburg's 14th century ruin, Bohus Fortress, and Jed has made it through to the eliminations! According to Alex Newnes (longbow), today's targets were a bit closer (nothing over 30M anyway for Jed) and we know Jed prefers the longer shots. After a bit of a slow start, he ended up in 13th place, in good company with Jason Meehan (Barebow) and Gary Cole (Compound) also both in 13th, as they go forward to the Head to Head matches tomorrow. Good luck Jed!

19th September

WA European 3D Championships

Day 1 and the first 24 3Ds yesterday, our own Jed Cullen is doing really well in 8th place. In fact, he's currently the highest placed Team GB member in all the categories

15th July 2018

Four Ravens took part in the South Wilts NFAS Master Hunter Shoot. This is a 3D shoot where one arrow is shot from each of the red and white pegs and both arrows are scored.  Master Hunter patches were awarded to archers who achieved scores above the average of the three top scores in the category. Congratulations to Sue Kenworthy who was awarded a patch for first place in Ladies HT.  Our Quicks Pro-staff member (name withheld due to GDPR) also shot very well and was awarded a patch for second in Gents AFB.   

8th July 2018

Once upon a time.... Raven Field Archers received an invitation from a very friendly archery club, Talisman Bowmen, to bring a team of four to shoot their Strawberry Invitational AGB Imperial target shoot. The field archers were so pleased to be invited that they really wanted to accept, and so with varying amounts of persuasion and juggling, they managed to form a team. The promise of strawberries and cream may have had something to do with it!

Roll on 8th July, a swelteringly hot day, and the little band of field archers, Steve Palmer, Sue Kenworthy, Archie Crawford and Jamie Cole arrived in Park Gate to shoot 48 arrows at 60/40 yards and 24 arrows at 50/30 yards (adults/juniors). For three of the archers, it was the first round of this type they'd shot, and for Archie, the first target competition he'd done.

For field archers, they didn't do too badly....

Archie won the Supreme Archer award, and Junior Compound Unlimited gold for his top (perfect) score of 648, equalling the National record. Jamie won gold for Gents Compound Unlimited, with 4 points off the National record, despite feeling unwell and having an equipment failure. Sue was melting but took gold for Ladies Longbow. And the team took team bronze.

Not bad for a bunch of field archers, and that's no fairy story! Thanks to Talisman Bowmen for their hospitality.

29th May 2018

Last weekend saw eight Ravens head to Plymouth for the National Field Archery Society's annual event, the National 3Ds - six to compete and two to walk the courses. This is a two-day competition over several different courses depending on bow style. Everyone had a most enjoyable weekend and we are thrilled to announce that our very own Junior Raven, Archie Crawford, won the Under 16 Boys NFAS National 3D Championship for Compound Unlimited with 1676 points and 43 spots over the two days. This time, he had plenty of competition and achieved the 11th highest score amongst all the archers! Congratulations Archie!

Congratulations to Ken Whittaker who achieved a silver medal for Gents Primitive in the NFAS National 3Ds in Plymouth at the weekend... great shooting Ken, especially with those self-nocked arrows!

Congratulations also to Jed Cullen who achieved a bronze medal  for Gents HT in the NFAS National  3Ds.

Well done to Mike Berriman who was one of three of our Archery GB affiliated Ravens to make it around the most difficult terrain of the two day All British and Open WA field tournament at Overton at the weekend, achieving 5th place in  Gents Traditional. As one of our most senior members, that is a fantastic achievement and just goes to show that if you shoot regularly and keep fit, archery can be a sport to enjoy whatever your age.  Well done to Jamie Cole who came 6th place in Gents Compound Unlimited.        Our members are proudly listed by Hampshire Archery Association here:

NFAS open shoot results 29th April 2018

We held our open shoot at Head Down, part of the Queen Elizabeth Country Park in the South Downs, about 1 mile from Buriton in Hampshire. Head Down has one of the highest spots in Hampshire, plenty of well-managed woodland and large areas of wild garlic in parts.     

We treated 78 archers to 36 challenging 3D targets, made more challenging because of the brisk wind and surprisingly chilly temperatures for late April, of around 7°C!      The  catering team were kept busy  serving hot  food and drinks to keep everyone warm. As it's not our normal club ground, the planning and work that goes into running a  shoot by the field and catering crew is  an  amazing feat and always deserves a huge round of applause.     Thanks to all the archers who gave us such great feedback!

We are delighted that three Raven Field Archers Archery GB members achieved national rankings for 2017 in field archery, in men's compound and ladies traditional. At least three competitions must be shot and the rankings are based on the best three scores of the year.

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We have two new NFAS coaches! Congratulations to both Kens on this achievement!

31st December 2017

Congratulations to Ravens who have shot in competitions this week.

Jed Cullen, Shelly and Sue Kenworthy at Friars Gate Archers 30x3D shoot on Friday, where Shelly took gold (recurve) and Jed took silver (trad).

Roy and, Pat Luff, Steve Palmer, Stephen, Ken Whittaker, Ken Scott, Ben Barker, Calvin, Nathan, Yvonne Munro, Shelly and Sue Kenworthy at South Wilts Not Boxing Day 30x3D/Hessians shoot yesterday, where Nathan took gold (compound), Ken S took silver (crossbow) and Sue took bronze (HT), and Stephen won the Hargreaves trophy .

 2017 Raven Field Archers' Christmas shoot & meal

10th September 2017 - The rain stayed away for most of the day for our “Have-a-go" today at the Country Sports Day near Alresford. It was lovely seeing more smiles on faces from the very young to the very mature! Many thanks to all who helped.

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