The County School Games finals will take place over the next 2 days at Hartpury, with 6 Secondary (Teams of 12) and 10 Primary Schools (Teams of 9) competing for medals and the County Title, however it is likely that it will not just be the opponents that provide the challenge. The weather forecast for both days is very unsettled, so success will be an all round challenge, not just for the archers but the teachers and organisers.
These 2016 finals will bring the most competitive games so far to a conclusion, with many more schools engaged and increasing standards and with all year groups allowed, changing teams as unavailability due to exams will play a part.
We have compiled a short video to capture some of the construction work and it can be found here:
Active Gloucestershire News Letter
Great picture to start the newsletter!
The picture is from last years School Games Closing Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral, we will be supporting that event again this year on the 23rd June.
Antalya World Cup Update
Sally Gilder, Adam Ravenscroft and our own James Howse are all through to the third round of the individual knockouts. Very well done to James in his next round match which will be against fellow GB team member Adam Ravenscroft.
Level 1 Coaching Course Dates
Course 1 will take place on: 25th September, 9th October & 6th November with assessment on the 17th December.
Course 2 starts on the 8th January, then 22nd January & 12th February with assessment on the 2nd May.
The venue will be Balcarras School, further applications are welcome.
We have just started 3 beginners courses with 40 participants of all ages, the course is run on our behalf by Xperience archery supported by several of our coaches. At just £35 for the 6 sessions with excellent coaching and equipment the programme is a bargain. There are further programmes planned over the summer holiday period as the waiting list is growing!
There will also be a number of Summer Camps, for all ages, taking place at the ground and run by Xperience Archery.
GL1 Satellite Club
Thanks to Martin Tucker and the supporting Club Coaches for starting the ‘GL1 Progress Award’ Programme which uses an Ipod based system to record scores and assess technique and knowledge to award appropriate grades.