Exciting Times!

As the outdoor season gains momentum lots of great things seem to be coming together, so a quick summary to share lots of good news! In no particular order:

Athletes ready for Para-Archery European Cup – Including our own Phoebe Pine.

Twelve of our paras are all set to compete in the first stage of the European Cup  in Olbia, Sardinia. Their aim? To win… and prepare for Tokyo 2020 qualification at the Para World Championships in June.

Phoebe Pine - Mixed Pairs World Record
Phoebe Pine – Mixed Pairs World Record already achieved!

Archery GB delighted to announce the GB Senior Compound Team for the World Championships, Antalya World Cup and Conquest Cup.

Two of the three Ladies Team are our own Lucy Mason and Ella Gibson!

Our GB Compound Team - Good Luck.
Our GB Compound Team – Good Luck.

Lucy, Ella and Layla’s recent qualifying score of 2066 in Bucharest has now been confirmed as the 50m World Record! Smashing the previous record!

Lucy is currently training in Korea and will fly out to Shanghi, where she will join Ella in the World Cup Stage 2.

European Youth Cup – Stage 1 in Slovenia

In 2 weeks time our own Chloe A’Bear, Grace Chappell, Holly Clifford and Riley Spencer-Nice supported by our Club Head Junior Coach, Steph Gill, as one of the 2 GB Compound Squad Coaches will fly out to represent GB!

Chloe A'Bear making her international debut!
Chloe A’Bear making her international debut!

The above achievements all by members who joined the club as newbies, are a credit to themselves, their parents, our coaches, our Club and the Archery GB Development Programme!

 

Primary School Games – L2 County District Games – Prepare to be impressed!

Now in full swing, so our coaches are stretched to the absolute limit supporting this county wide event. Through our efforts in the community over a period of just 15 weeks we will work in competition mode with over 1200 primary school pupils! In teams of 9 there will be over 130 teams competing in 17 events to reach a 10 team final. These events are fully inclusive. Delegates from Archery GB are visiting the event tomorrow in Cirencester to see one of the Level 2 Cotswold events to watch best practice in action.

Primary Schools with teams of 9 pictured last year.
Primary Schools with teams of 9 pictured last year.

Social update

Our Easter egg hunt and fun shoot was very well attended. Last Fridays Junior only ‘fish & Chips’ evening was a great success and despite the high numbers we still managed to deliver some good individual coaching.

Well done to Cheltenham Archers

Easter Monday saw the annual Cheltenham Archers Easter Bunny event. 25 of our archers supported it this year, very well run and congratulations to our hosts for raising £700 for charity.

Pilot New Level 1 Course hosted by the club

Sunday saw the launch of the new Level 1 Coaching Pilot Course, 12 candidate coaches from clubs across the county, most part funded by the county/region.

Archery GB Special Interest Groups Meeting.

Steph Gill and Roger Crang attended the first meeting of this newly formed team looking at how we can support increased participation and improved retention of the key identified membership groups:

Women & Girls, Children & Young People, Over 55’s, Disabilities.

Men-in-Sheds provide fantastic support!

As previously mentioned following the break-in this group organised an additional session to help put things right and followed that up with some additional work parties. So many skills, so much experience and productive and focused, thank you guys! So focused hardly found enough time for a tea break!