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Christmas & New Year – busy times at the Club!

Phoebe Paterson Pine MBE Firstly our congratulations go to Phoebe Paterson Pine who has been included in the New Years honours list and awarded the MBE. Making the best of the festive period Our Christmas Challenge Programme has been a resounding success with 5 competitions running  in and around the end of year celebrations.  As …

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Excellent weekend at the British Indoor Championships!

Firstly, thank you to Archery GB for putting on a great event, we had 20 members competing over the 2 days. Well done to everyone for representing our Club, which in addition to all the competition enjoyed and experience gained, produced a medal hall over the weekend of; 3 Golds – Ryan Faulkner, Grace Curran, …

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Another great weekend of competition!

Gloucestershire Archery Society County and Open Junior Championships With COVID precautions in mind there were fewer bosses, wearing of masks required, restricted audience, single details but to accommodate entries 3 sessions. This is a club report but just to say there were titles for 4 different county clubs, so well done to them. We are …

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2021 Jos Benfield Trophy – Awarded to the DPAL Coaching Team!

The Jos Benfield Trophy is the Club’s most prestigious award and this year it has been awarded to a team rather than an individual. First presented in 2008 in memory of Jos Benfield, husband of Lynn, both members of our club.  Final consideration was not easy with the Men-in-Sheds Team having already received recognition by …

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3 selected to represent England at the National Indoor Weekend!

Well done to Ryan Faulkner for being selected to represent England Juniors at the National indoor championships taking place in early December at Stoneleigh. Also to Sophia Boulton for being selected as reserve and to Grace Chappell for being selected as reserve for the England Senior Team!  We a thrilled that 15 of our juniors …

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Celebration of Phoebe’s amazing Paralympic Gold Medal achievement. 

Despite some very unpredictable weather we were still able to celebrate Phoebe’s Gold Medal success at the Tokyo Paralympics.  Steve Howse, Club Chairman recapped some of the milestones achieved since Phoebe completed a beginners course with us in 2012. Steve complimented her parents for the great support they have had provided Phoebe and also for …

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Well done to all our members, ‘Club of the Year’ for a third time!

Firstly, thank you to Archery GB for organising an excellent event and congratulations to all the clubs that took part in the awards ceremony. The ontarget Club of the Year goes to the club that has shown the most contribution to the development of archery.  Deer Park Archers were recognised for their incredible efforts to …

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What an amazing achievement!

Phoebe stars for GB at the Paralympics! 9 years after Phoebe completed her beginners course with us, she was able to fulfil her dreams of becoming a Paralympic Gold medal winner.  Well done to Phoebe and all her family for this incredible achievement, words cannot capture the trials and tribulations that Phoebe has faced and …

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Challenging times are driving change and success is still the outcome!

The time is right to take the time to summarise the progress we have made so far in 2021. Our membership continues to grow, well past the 200 level. We have just completed 2 more beginners courses and 2 more programmes started last week with the August programme already fully booked! It seems that our …

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It’s great news about our £20K Crowdfunder Project!

We are pleased to confirm that following a late contribution by Sovereign Housing that we exceeded our £20k stretch target! This will allow us to purchase the land that is so essential to the sustainability and development of our field course and take a range of actions to improve accessibility, develop the course and improve …

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