Helen George

We are very sorry to hear that Helen George passed away yesterday in the Palliative Care Unit of North Tyneside Hospital. No further details are available at present but will be provided by Tony once these are arranged.

Our thoughts are with Tony and her family, Helen was known well throughout the region and beyond and will be missed by a great many people.

From County Chairman Dave Harrison

Helen was a coach,mentor and good friend to the archery world and more so to Para archers who she was passionate about. She gave her time expertise to anyone who asked, and improved everyone she coached. Her archers have achieved European, World and Olympic Golds. Our very own archer Alex Wise is testimony to that. 
From my own point she was my coach and helped me achieve standards way above what I had expected, she was close friend to myself and my wife Dot. I along with the whole archery world will dearly miss her. I have said that every arrow I shoot from now will be testament to Helen, I will remember her every time I shoot 
Mine, and I’m sure every archers, sympathies go to her husband Tony and her family. Rest in Peace my friend


DNAA Clout Joy in Cheshire

On a glorious bank holiday weekend six avid DNAA clout archers invaded Cheshire for the Neston Tri-Clout and grabbed some serious bling!

Saturday was two-way imperial – Mary Rathbone (Killingworth) took silver for ladies barebow and Helen Horsley (Riverside) took bronze for ladies longbow.

Sunday was one-way imperial – Mary was 3rd ladies barebow visitor. Helen took 1st for ladies longbow visitor (also her gold tassel) with Elaine Jobson and Diane Jobson (Morpeth Archers) 2nd and 3rd with the same score. Sunday was also the EAF Champs – Helen took gold and Elaine bronze.

Monday was metric joy – Len Rathbone (Killingworth) took gents compound bronze and the supreme veteran award. Helen took a beautiful supreme veteran award for ladies longbow. Elaine took ladies longbow silver, her gold tassel and a new county record. #DNAAclout #winners 🏹🏹

2019 Inter-Counties Event (Cheshire)

Its now time to get your selection scores in for the Inter-Counties to be held in Cheshire on 5 October (Juniors) and 6 October (Seniors)!


The Junior shoot will be age appropriate Bristol rounds and Seniors will be a York/Hereford round.

Seniors – All 12 dozen round scores from 7 July 2019 to 9 September 2019 will count.

Juniors – All 12 dozen rounds for the 2019 outdoor season will count.


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 the submission.


NB Senior Barebows.  If you wish to submit your scores for this event, please enter the selection process as a recurve.  As a one off, Cheshire have opened up spaces to one lady and one gent barebow.  The additional barebow allocation will be chosen from those who have submitted scored if not chosen to represent the County under the recurve category.  The additional archers will not be eligible for any awards at the event, for any expenses, team bars/badges etc, they will only be eligible to claim the rose awards as a UKRS event and utilise the scores towards rankings.


The closing date for submission will be 9 pm on 9 September 2019.

The selection team will meet as soon as possible thereafter and the “team” will be notified by e-mail


Click here to access the Senior and Junior Team forms