Dave Harrison – Memory Page & Service Information

In the county and beyond, it starts to sink in that we have sadly lost a man whose significant contribution to archery impacted so many people so positively – as Chairman, Judge, Coach and Friend.
Dave’s family have shared a Memory Page so that stories, memories and photos can be gathered in one place and everyone is encouraged to contribute. If you can, please help make this a page that reflects Dave’s incredible life.
Dave’s favourite charities are shared on the page for those who would like to make a donation in his memory.
The site also contains details of a celebration of Dave’s life taking place on 2nd February. A live stream link will be added shortly for those who cannot attend in person.
Dave Harrison Memory Page


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Dave Harrison

We are sad to be the bearers of the news that Dave Harrison, County Chairman and National Judge, passed away in his sleep last night. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dot, family and friends at this very sad time.
More information will follow.

Next Junior Coaching session – cancelled

Sadly, due to several of the coaching team displaying covid symptoms we’re having to cancel Sunday’s junior coaching session. Would you be so kind to pass this news to any of your juniors that might have planned to come, we still plan to have the session in March so will keep you posted about that one.

Kindest regards

Ian Norwood

County Coach Officer

Riverside Frostbite Shot

Entry form here

From the organisers:

Good morning archers

We trust you are all well.

Please find attached the entry form for our Frostbite shoot to be held on Monday 27th December. Our apologies for the short notice, however we have waiting for confirmation from the school that we are able get access to run the Frostbite this year, which we only received late this week.

All the information regarding the shoot is on the entry form, however in light of recent information regarding Covid regulations we urge you to be cautious and wear a face covering when in indoor places, which are crowded and enclosed, and where they may come into contact with people they do not normally meet.

We appreciate that there is not a lot of time before entries close and as entries are limited, we request that if you wish to shoot you return entries as soon as possible. Due to the proximity of Christmas entries cannot be accepted after the closing date.

We look forward to seeing you there

Kindest regards

Ian & Ann

AGM Venue Change

Following notification of the AGM to be held on 7 October, unfortunately the venue has double booked and as we are not a school event, we have had to move the venue.  The AGM will now be held at Thorpe Academy, Main Rd, Ryton NE40 3AH.  We have only been able to secure the venue from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm so we will need to try and have a prompt start and get through the AGM as quickly as possible so we can hold the short meeting afterwards.


We have received a few e-mails regarding fees.
For information fees can be found in Appendix A  of the constitution.  An amended version, for approval at the AGM on Thursday 7 October was sent to all club secretaries (the e-mail address registered with DNAA) on 5 September 2021 at 5:52 pm contains the information requested.  As we have not held an AGM where the fees have changed, they remain the same:
Appendix “A”
A.1. D.N.A.A. fees with effect from: 01.10.17.
A.1.1. HONORARY: £ Nil
A.1.2. DIRECT: £3.50
A.1.3. ASSOCIATE: £3.50
A.1.4. JUNIOR: no charge
A.1.5. UNIVERSITY CLUBS: £30.00/club
A.1.6. JUNIOR & SCHOOL CLUBS: no charge.


Covid 19 has brought some unprecedented and trying times to all of us.  We would like to congratulate clubs who have managed to eventually open, even if the majority of the membership are only just returning now lockdown has been lifted.  We must all be aware of our membership’s mindfulness and be mindful that some of our members may have decided to continue to self isolate (for their own reasons) and the use of the track and trace app may require compulsory self isolation; some of our members are working in areas of high risk and are therefore thinking of others by not returning to the range to avoid contact.  

It has been a trying time for all of our volunteering community and those in committee roles in one form or another (including ourselves) who endeavour to pass information on as speedily as possible and deal with criticism from those who don’t agree with the rules or decisions made on the behalf of the whole membership.  

Committee meetings were banned due to the government lockdown rules but we are pleased to announce that these meetings will recommence on 7 October 2021.

The DNAA Executive Committee have tried their best over the last 18 months to keep you up to date and filter information through to you, but unfortunately as always “we cannot please all of our members all of the time”.

The DNAA Social Media posts in connection with the 5 Counties shoot seem to be providing a number of opinions.  It is unfortunate that once again the Committee are facing backlash on decisions that have been made recently – we are trying to accommodate all of your requests but please remember these volunteers are valued volunteers but still receive a lot of criticism for their decisions.   

All of the DNAA Committee Positions, just like club positions are open at each AGM, it is up to the incumbent should they wish to stand the following year and those who wish to take the role to put their names forward.  Some of our committee members are in their current positions as no one has stepped forward to carry out the role, they may welcome a nomination for their post.  

The next AGM will be on THURSDAY 7 October 2021 at Park View School, North Lodge, Lombard Drive, Chester-le-Street, DH3 4BB commencing at 6.30 pm prompt and we would welcome volunteers for the following roles:



Honorary Secretary

Honorary Treasurer

Honorary Records Officer

Honorary Coaching Organiser  (must be a qualified coach)


Junior Team Manager

Senior Team Manager

Welfare Officer

Deputy Welfare Officer- there is no present post holder

Single Point of Contact (must be a qualified judge)

Membership Secretary

A copy of brief details of roles and duties can be provided on request and of course our current incumbents would be more than willing to discuss the roles they hold with any interested parties.  Please e-mail secretary.dnaa@gmail.com

We hope to see as many of you as possible at the AGM.


The DNAA Executive

NCAS Inter Counties 2021

Earlier this year the DNAA Committee advised that the decision had been made to not send a team to the NCAS Inter Counties Event.  We are pleased to announce that following the lifting of lockdown the decision has been reversed.


For this year only we have had to change the selection criteria and scores for both the Juniors and Seniors.  Juniors – your selection scores in for the Inter-Counties to be held in York, at the Hopgrove Sports Fields in York, the home of York Archers on 2 October and Seniors for 3 October.  The Junior shoot will be age appropriate Bristol rounds and Seniors will be a York/Hereford round.

Scores from any 12 dozen round will be accepted for the 2021 outdoor season (a double WA720 will not be accepted).   Please note that we will only accept submissions for age/gender appropriate rounds.  Please ensure that your submission(s) are accompanied by a link to the results for each score submitted.  If the results are not attached then the submission will not be accepted.  If the event has not published their results, please ask the TO to do so as quickly as possible so the scores can be utilised.


The format of the senior team has changed and will consist of 16 archers in total made up of 2 longbow , 2 barebow, 2 recurve and 2 compound, both ladies and gents.


The closing date for submission for both Junior and Senior will be midnight on 3 September 2021 to enable the scores to be ratified and the team selected.

The selection team will meet as soon as possible thereafter and the “team” will be notified by e-mail.  DNAA will be unable to provide shirts for any new members of the team as there are problems with the supplier –  please accept our apologies.

Travel expenses will be paid utilising google maps and the shortest route from your home address.  No re-imbursement will be made for overnight accommodation for this event.

Senior Team score submission link

Junior Team score submission link


The membership information provided should reflect the information held by Sport 80 and by the DNAA Membership Secretary.  Any discrepancies will not be notified to the archer/parent/guardian and will result in the scores submitted being null and void.  If you do not have an AGB Membership valid at the date of the event please ask your club secretary to contact secretary.dnaa@gmail.com PRIOR to the closing date.  Scores should only be submitted if you are able to attend the event and are in agreement with the content above.