Inter-Counties Team Selection

Its now time to get your selection scores in for the Inter-Counties (formally five counties) to be hosted by Norton Archers on behalf of D.N.A.A.  The Junior shoot will be held on Saturday 30 September (Bristols) and Seniors will be held on 1 October 2017.
All 12 dozen round scores from 1 July 2017 to 10 September 2017 will count (age appropriate rounds).  If you don’t have any scores at the moment, don’t forget Killingworth are hosting a York/Hereford on 20 August 2017, the D.N.A.A. Fita Stars the following weekend (26 and 27 August) as well as Norton’s 1440 on 10 September 2017 which will give all  the seniors enough opportunities to get their scores for selection .
* UPDATE ……………………
The dates you can use for the JUNIOR ONLY team selection will be from 1 April 2017 to 10 September 2017.  The selection window for Juniors has been extended for the Inter-Counties 2017 only.  
Good luck.

Competitions in July

There are still plenty of spaces left for DNAA county champs on 15/16 July 2017. Rounds are WRS WA1440 and Metrics on Saturday and UKRS York/Herford and Bristols on Sunday.

There are also plenty of spaces left for the Grand Nothern Archery Meeting on 29/30 July. Both days are UKRS York and Hereford rounds.

Visitors are welcome at all events

DNAA County Champs

We seem to have some trophies for the DNAA County Champs that have not been returned to the Tournament Organisers for some years. If anyone knows the whereabouts of these trophies can you please contact

The missing trophies are:-

Junior Ladies Recurve;
Junior Ladies Compound;
Junior Gent Compound;
Junior Ladies Barebow;

Thank you.


DNAA Development Programme

DNAA Development Programme

The County is running a 3-year development programme for Olympic recurve and compound bows. The first year of the programme is composed of 4 full day sessions as part of the development squad, the second year is composed of 3 half day sessions for the previous year’s development squad who have completed all the sessions; and the final year is composed of 3 half day sessions as part of the elite squad.

Development Squad Advert

Places are limited to a maximum of 12 archers therefore applicants must have achieved a minimum of 1st class in the 2017 season and must commit to attend all of the 4 full day sessions.

If more than 12 archers apply places will be allocated using the archers best 3 scores from the 2017 season using the handicap tables.

Applications must be received before the end of August 2017 including the archers 3 best outdoor scores for 2017. Please send the application to Ian Norwood at

If the archer has a personal coach you are encouraged to invite them to the sessions.


Session 1 Sunday 15th October 2017 10.00am to 4.00pm.

  • Goal setting, diaries, provisional technique assessment, video and stills of individual archers.

Session 2 Sunday 26th November 2017 10.00am to 4.00pm.

  • Psychology, shot routine and coaching.

Session 3 Sunday 21st January 2018 10.00am to 4.00pm.

  • Coaching, bow training, strength and conditioning.

Session 4 Sunday 4th March 2018 10.00am to 4.00pm.

  • Equipment, tournament preparation, coaching and video of individual archers.


Ray Gray Centre
Stotts Road
Newcastle upon Tyne