General News Update

Nimes Indoor World Cup Stage 3 Report

We had 5 Archers in effect representing GB and Deer Park in this prestigious tournament, all achieved some excellent milestones and performed well.

In the Ladies recurve Sarah Bettles finished 10th in qualification with 572 and then shot some amazing H2H rounds to finish 8th.

Sarah Bettles being interviewed after some excellent H2H matches.
Sarah Bettles being interviewed after some excellent H2H matches.

In the Junior (U21) Ladies Compound, Lucy Mason finished 4th in qualification with 580 just a single point ahead of Ella Gibson recording a personal best, finishing 5th and Grace Chappell also recorded a PB finishing on 556 and 27th in qualification.
Phoebe Pine finishing on 562 in 65th position in the adult compound.

Both Lucy and Ella advanced to the elimination stage and came through the round of 16 but then faced each other in the quarters where Lucy recorded an amazing score of 148/150 beating the cadet world record and registering another British Record. Lucy then progressed to the final where she met in form Elisa Roner. In a fantastic final the score was tied after the 15 arrows, so it went to a single arrow shoot off, both shot 10’s but Lucy was further from the centre.

 

Lucy Mason finished second on a shoot off.
Lucy Mason finished second on a shoot off.

Grace then competed in the secondary competition where she shot an equal top score another PB and finished 4th on count back.

Grace Chappell good comeback after missing the cut.
Grace Chappell good comeback after missing the cut.

This will be one of our focus events next year and we already have 10 signed up to make the trip!

Junior Only Sessions

These continue to be popular and combine coaching, competition and team building. Last Sunday’s session was no exception and everyone had a chance to record further scores for the postal leagues.

 

Junior only afternoon a mixture of shooting, coaching and team building.
Junior only afternoon a mixture of shooting, coaching and team building.

Castle Archery League

Finished second in the event hosted by the winners Cleve Archers but ahead of Supermarine. Individuals won 4 gold and 2 bronze. Great format!

Some members of the team that represented us in the Castle League.
Some members of the team that represented us in the Castle League.

Practice sessions even busier 

With a couple of Record Status club tournaments approaching practice sessions are getting busy, likewise the fortnightly field mini-league continues to grow in popularity.

3 Beginners courses and 2 Improvers Courses

All well attended and now in week 3 of the programmes.

Level 1 Coaching Course

After week 3 had to be cancelled the programme had to be rescheduled with day 3 now in Early March and the Assessment day in April.

Perris Archery Indoor Postal League

We continue to enjoy and do well in this competition which is our first year of entry.

Our recurve ‘A’ team beat Andover last month, leaving us 2nd in Division 5. Our ‘B’ team also won against Toot Hill and arte in 4th place.

We continue to be strong in the compound divisions with the ‘A’ team beating Andover and the ‘B’ team having a bye this month. We remain in the top 2 positions.

Introduction to the technical framework workshop

We hosted an excellent day led by Lloyd Brown, great session for the coaches that attended.

 

Excellent Coach Training Day which we have already put into practice.
Excellent Coach Training Day which we have already put into practice.

Short video can be seen at https://youtu.be/7cli0zBLoog

Archery GB Field Ranking 2017

 Congratulations to John Dalton who achieved 6th in the National Field Barebow rankings, John now attends GB Squad Training Days. He competes in a lot of events but still finds the time to run our Field Mini-League and design some excellent courses!

 

John Dalton, doing great and running our field league!
John Dalton, doing great and running our field league!

2 important workshops planned (visitors welcome)

Two more workshops have been added to our in-house programme

31st Jan – GL1 – 7pm – Formaster practical session – for both archers and coaches, a practical session and the club has purchased a batch of excellent quality Formasters to support the session.
21st Feb – GL1 – 7pm – Archery GB technical framework – for both archers and coaches, again a very practical session providing feedback and guidance from last month’s excellent session (mentioned above) led by Lloyd Brown from Archery GB.
Club’s latest ’Wildlife at Deer Park’ brochure released!

An updated brochure confirming our support for our environment and local wildlife has been completed. This is another important element contributing to our club being very much sport and recreation.

Wildlife Brochure

Gloucestershire Archery Society Objectives 2018

The club would like to declare its support for the county objectives set at a GAS Management meeting earlier this month and is already taking steps to contribute to help achieve them.