Amazing Grace!

Grace Chappell claims individual gold at the at the first leg of the European Youth Cup in Slovenia in dramatic style !

Compound cadet Grace qualified in fourth spot then swept past Czech Petra Zikmundova of 140-130 and Estonian top seed Meeri-Marita Paas 144-142, who had defeated another GB archer Sinead Byrne.

That set up a title showdown with second seed Elisa Bazzichetto, who had earlier ended Holly Clifford’s hopes.

And there was drama right to the end. Both athletes finished on 137. That meant a shoot-off. The Italian shot an eight – but Grace hit the centre to take gold.

Grace Chappell - Gold Medal Winner!
Grace Chappell – Gold Medal Winner!

Chloe A’Bear beat Lara Drobnjak of Croatia 132-121 but fell to Italy’s Martina Serafini.

Congratulations go to all 4 of our archers, Grace, Chloe, Holly and Riley, all of whom performed well, also to Steph who made her debut as a GB Coach making it a winning start!

Our members at the Airport.
Our members at the Airport.

Compound GB Cadet Team

Highlights of the final can be seen via the following link (exciting viewing!).

Locate  13mins30 secs into the video.

https://youtu.be/nji9qMMWbJ0

 

Archery GB Big Weekend is a roaring success!

10 targets, 2 details, a near full car park and some pleasant weather meant we were set for a great 90 minutes of shooting! Thanks to the pack sent from Archery GB we were able to reward the senior and junior winners of many of the fun challenges! We had both standard and adapted equipment operating.

Net result was a great 90 minute experience, lots of registrations for our beginners courses, lots coming again next week to our weekly open community have-a-goes and a valuable income!

Feedback was outstanding: particularly the quality of our coaches and other volunteers, the standard of our equipment, the range of games we played and of course our fantastic facilities!

A great success!
A great success!

Great to be one of the hundred plus clubs promoting our sport across the UK.

 

Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme

Project Title – Adapted Archery Area for Under 9’s

The purpose of our project is to create a safe play area for children of members or those doing community have-a- goes to do archery related activity under supervision to give mums, dads, carers etc time to shoot. The area will be fenced, landscaped, have picnic tables, cover and have some specialist adapted equipment. It will also cover some training for our volunteer workforce.

IT IS A GREAT PROJECT, FITS OUR MISSION AND CONTRIBUTES TO OUR WORK IN THE COMMUNITY AND ADDS TO OUR RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES.

The great news is that our project is generating great support across all our local Tesco Stores – Please support our project as voting takes place (tokens) throughout May and June.

Deer Park Archers Men in Sheds Group

Our project continues to grow (14), now we even have our own sign!

Still room for new members, they do not have to be members of an archery club, male any age over 50 wanting to be part of a team doing useful stuff in support of our community club, learning new skills and enjoying each others company!

A few of our members showing off our sign (made and fitted by the group of course!)
A few of our members showing off our sign (made and fitted by the group of course!)

Car Park improved and new entrance completed!

Our gratitude goes to our sponsors Elliott’s Sand and Gravel – Cheltenham, for the generous support they have provided to improve our car parking area, machinery, labour and materials!

Car Park

Short Mat Bowls – 2 week trial begins!

We will have 2 mats complete with all the necessary equipment available for members, family, friends, men-in-sheds etc. to try. Coaching available. The intention is to start our own club, certainly to have enough participants to start our own internal league but perhaps if successful join an external league!