Tournament Plan Taking Shape

The following Outdoor Tournaments have been organised at our Shurdington Ground:

Record Status

Deer Park Archers World Record Status 720 & H2H’s 22nd July 2017

Gloucestershire Archery Society Senior County & Open Championships – UK Record Status WA1440 – 20th August 2017

Deer Park Archers World Record Status & FITA Star WA1440 & Metrics – 28th August 2017

Gloucestershire Archery Society County & Open Junior Championships – UK Record Status Westerns – 9th September 2017

Deer Park Archers World Record Status 720 & H2H’s – 6th May 2018

 Non Record Status

Longbow & Barebow Nationals – 6th May 2017

Junior Only Open Bristol Rounds – 24th June 2017

Summer Metrics – 6th August 2017

Lots of tournaments planned.
Lots of tournaments planned.

The following Indoor Tournaments have been organised at our Balcarras/GL1/Leasure@ venues:

Record Status

Deer Park Archers GL1 UK Record Status Stafford – Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Deer Park Archers Balcarras UK Record Status Portsmouth – 24th September 2017

Gloucestershire Archery Society County and Open Junior Championships – Balcarras UKRS Portsmouth – 26th November 2017

Deer Park Archers Inclusion Shoot – UK Record Status WA18 – 4th February 2018

Deer Park Archers Annual Double Bray 1 – Balcarras – 25th February 2018.

Balcarras Venue.
Balcarras Venue.

Field Course

We plan to run open Field course fun rounds & practice most Saturday mornings from October – March and randomly through the summer season.

Field Course constantly evolving.
Field Course constantly evolving.

 

County Development Squad – Sunday 19th March at Balcarras

27 junior archers were invited to an end of indoor season squad workshop hosted by Deer Park Archers. All the usual activities were included but with an even stronger emphasis on team building fun.

Hungry Hippos Fun

Hungry Hippos Fun

In addition to some exercises looking at concentration, fitness and an interesting approach to nutrition, there were some general technique coaching sessions, hungry hippos and some team shooting challenges.

Archers introduced to a range of activities they can do at home.
Archers introduced to a range of activities they can do at home.
Classroom session on focus and concentration.
Classroom session on focus and concentration.

One of the challenges we face with increasing levels of participation and interest to be part of our county team is ensuring we offer these opportunities to those that deserve it, we will no longer select purely on ability and scores achieved, it is about commitment, hard work and reliability and we need to rely on all clubs (not just 3 or 4) encouraging their juniors to be considered.

Shooting time based on challenges and team work.
Shooting time based on challenges and team work.

We would like to thank all the parents for their support, the coaches both internal and external and of course our county for their support. Not forgetting all the young archers for making these sessions so worthwhile!