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2015 CALENDAR

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NIFAA APPLICATION FORM

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The new tops are now available, it is important that you try them on for size at Kilmore, so you get one to fit you properly. The cost is £25 and all the badges are already attached. These are made to your size so don't buy until you try.


The NIFAA Jackets are now ready and are on sale. Details re: sizes, fitting and cost available at forthcoming events. NIFAA Coats complete with Badge the approximate price is roughly £40.00.

The official NIFAA woven badges are also available at a cost of £4 to members only. Orders being taken for next batch.

The metal lapel badges are on issue free to members, any additional ones cost £2.50 each.

The International Field Archery Association woven badge is also available for members only at £5 each.

The IFAA World Family of Archers patch is currently available. They are like hen's teeth to get so prompt ordering is essential. £5 each.

Floppy sun hats with badge £7.00.

Iron on NIFAA Badges 25p (please order).

See New Members/Renewals. information on main panel to the right.


We are being asked frequently about application forms for Archery GB whilst NIFAA is not associated with Archery GB we would encourage you to be in both.
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WORLD FAMILY OF ARCHERS

The alternative banner of the IFAA representing the typical family group in archery.


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Archery for all.

NIFAA Classification Field Round. Sunday 1st FEB 2015, Ardnavalley Range. 10.00 for 10.30, bring lunch. 14 shot twice. IFAA members only. Adult £7. Jun/Cub £4. Remember to bring your Classification Card if you wish it recorded for UKIFAC in July down South. Entries via nifaa_info@yahoo.co.uk or through NIFAA facebook before Fri 30th Jan. NO entries on day.

To prevent any problems, would all those members going to the Classification shoot on the 1st Feb at Ardnavalley please register direct with either nifaa_info@yahoo.co.uk or on the NIFAA facebook as places are filling up fast.

 Lord Tavener's Logo  Lady Tavener's rising star award.
A very Special Boy

This is Brady Chambers with his mum Louise - January 18th. 2015 was a very special day for them.
Brady Chambers is an enthusiastic member of the Northern Ireland Field Archery Association (NIFAA). The committee wish to congratulate him on his "Rising Star" award presented to him at the Lady Taverner's award ceremony in Belfast's Grand Opera House,
Brady is a wheelchair user who shows a lot of determination and shooting skill for such a young gentleman. It was also Brady's birthday and we want to wish him Happy Birthday. What an exciting day for him which he will remember forever.
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International Mail Match  
Attention all club secretaries:- Information is being sent to you regarding the IMM (International Mail Match) - which members of your club can compete in - 3 scores to be recorded and sent to an email address given in the registration/guideline information. Entry is on a club by club basis and there is a deadline for initial registration. YOU (or a designated person within your club) will be responsible for registration and submission of scores. If you have not received the information please contact me as soon as possible as the latest date for payment of entry fee and registration is 17 January 2015. If you are a club member who wishes to participate, you will need to contact your club secretary. If you have any queries, please email me at deidre.shannon@gmail.com. I hope you have a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy, arrowfull new year. Deidre

Published on 2 Dec 2014
Archers from all over Ireland assembled at Na Laoch Dall Archery Club in what was one of the best weekends ever.
See the video:- Passberger Cup

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Information about changes to vetting arrangements in Northern Ireland for those working with children and young people for sports governing bodies.
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NIFAA have a private channel at Facebook for NIFAA members.
Members will receive urgent and important notifications of new shoots and events or unexpected cancellations.
Only NIFAA members can join so send an E-Mail to:-

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and get yourself informed.
Those who have not renewed your NIFAA membership this year have been removed from the list as only members can be on our facebook page.

NIFAA RENEWALS
Renewals to Membership Secretary, Dee Shannon. 6 Drumaknockan Road, Hillsborough, Co Down, BT26 6QR. Cheques made Payable to NIFAA and Crossed please.
Many thanks.

The 2015 calendar is ready to receive PROVISIONAL reservations. However final resolution of the calendar is subject to approval of the NIFAA Committee at a meeting towards the end of 2014. This will enable us to finalize the calendar for the incoming year without delay.

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UPDATES
Hi everyone, in keeping with our policy of listening to members, there has been some changes to the NIFAA Calendar following requests to go back to Sunday Field Shoots regardless of clashes with other Governing Bodies. Three dates have been moved from Saturdays to Sunday. In addition their status has been changed to 'Classification shoots' to enable many of our members to secure a 'class' prior to our Championship events later in the year. Details of each shoot will be advertised before the event on both facebook and our:-
EVENTS CALENDAR


The NIFAA have introduced a SatNav system to help you find the shoot locations where you see this SatNav sign click on it and your computer will take you to the exact spot. For full details visit the:-
EVENTS CALENDAR

Sometimes you will see a flashing border this indicates that there is something really urgent for you to see Highest Priority
A red border or background is still important and is classed as High Priority
Where you see the colour changing "new" image indicates a Recent Posting.
Other colours and shades are purely for decoration.
Other images / colours or patterns indicate FOL or LOL
Where you see the link there will be an active word or image to take you elswhere.
Always check for the latest updates by pressing the F5 key which refreshes your computer.
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MESSAGE FROM NIFAA COMMITTEE.
Date 13th February 2014

Hi Everyone,
First, as usual we would like to welcome all new members to the Northern Ireland Field Archery Association. May we also take this opportunity to remind you that your opinion counts, so if you have any ideas to improve NIFAA please let us know on our Helpline nifaa_info@yahoo.co.uk.  Email Helpline

WEB EDITOR
If you spot any mistakes or want to alter something on these web pages then please get in contact with :-
Web Editor

NIFAA Calendar.
The events calendar can be found on both our facebook page and our Web site www.sixgolds.com/nifaa.htm or simply type in NIFAA to your search engine.

Facebook.
We would ask all members to register with the administrator of our facebook page as we use it to advertise shoots and keep members informed to recent events. To register mail your facebook/email address address to nifaa_info@yahoo.co.uk and you will be added to this CLOSED PAGE (Only members can see and post comments).

NIFAA Indoor Championships.
This years Indoor event will be at Craigavon Leisure Centre on the 15th March, entry forms on facebook and Web and must be completed and returned to Kilmore Archery Centre.

PAYPAL.
We have now introduced a PAYPAL account for anyone wishing to pay in advance for shoots etc. As many of our events are becoming over subscribed it is strongly suggested that you book your entry in advance as it will come to the point when we will have to turn archers away on the day due to numbers.

Classification Events.
As most members are aware, IFAA operate a 'Classification system' to allow all archers the opportunity to shoot against other archers of the same level rather than the 'better' archer winning every time. During 2014 there will be a number of Classification shoots and entries must be submitted in advance.

Events in other Regions.
Many members are attending events in other regions including 'Down South' and the UK. You DO NOT have to qualify for a team to attend these, just have a Classification Card, pay your money and join us. Contact us for further details.

Patches, Badges and other stuff.
We have a number of NIFAA, IFAA and World Family of Archers, (IFAA Motto) Cloth patch badges also NIFAA Coats in stock for anyone interested in purchasing in addition to metal lapel badges and car stickers free to members.


Well we think that is enough for now, once again thank you all for your support and once again a warm welcome all our new members on joining, additional lapel badges can be bought at £2.50 each.

NIFAA Committee.




CLASSIFICATION SHOOTS.
Hi Everyone!!
Especially the archers who have recently joined NIFAA we would like to take this opportunity to explain IFAA Classification. There are a number of IFAA sanctioned shoots held each year which are termed as “Classification Shoots”. These are important events which are used to determine your archery skills. According to IFAA rules you must be in possession of a 'Classification Card' which was issued to you along with your joining package, if you do not have one yet, or have misplaced yours, you can get one at any of our shoots from the Membership Secretary. At every classification shoot your score will be recorded together with the Round shot whether Hunter or Field, and countersigned by a member of the NIFAA Committee.The card must be kept safe and presented at ALL IFAA major sanctioned events. Once you have entered three scores you will be classified according to your skill level and will be in competition only with those archers within your Classification level.

This makes for a much fairer tournament as you will be shooting with, but not against the experts or someone from a Class above yours. There are THREE Classes, A, B and C with the A Class being the slightly better archer and as your shooting improves you can move up to a higher class, likewise if it deteriorates you can move down a class therefore always shooting against archers with the same level of skill. This is the main difference between FITA (World Archery) and ourselves. Once you have your classification card filled in correctly and properly certified, you are then free to enter any National, International or World Class Tournament you fancy providing you have the money to attend.

The rules were recently republished to remind archers about their classification read the official blog below.

Archers Attending IFAA Sanctioned Tournaments Friday, 07 June 2013 00:26

  1. Each member shall adopt and maintain a system which accurately records scores shot by archers on any of the official IFAA Rounds. Only scores shot in tournaments under IFAA tournament rules shall be recorded.

  2. Scores so obtained shall be recorded on an official score recording card, including date scored, type of round shot and signed off by a tournament official

  3. Scores so obtained in the 28 target or 2x14 target Field or Hunter Round or alternatively in a Round consisting of 1x14 target Field combined with 1x14 target Hunter standard unit shall be used in the classification of the archer.

  4. In all tournaments sanctioned by the IFAA, each archer shall at registration make available his/her official score recording card to the Tournament Chairman to ensure that the archer is in good standing with an IFAA Member and the proper classification of that archer.

  5. An archer may not attend an IFAA sanctioned tournament without an official score record card.

The Northern Ireland Field Archery Association (NIFAA)

Instructors Training

The IFAA Instructors Training Course are run on a regular basis at Kilmore Archery Centre

If you are interested then please contact :-
Wellesley McGown (NIFAA Training Officer) at :- wellesley@kilmorearchery.com or Mobile 7850314900

KNOWLEDGE
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Please note that much of the information has been moved to the ARCHIVE Page.
This is to ensure that only the most important and urgent information is retained here.

 

 


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