Achievements Summary

An amazing club with an incredible history of achieving.


We keep on doing, year after year, mostly thanks to our great team of volunteers and our wonderful partners!

2019 Highlights included:

  • Achieved ClubMark Re-accreditation

  • Ran 7 Record Status events

  • Completed Social Terracing, Boule Court and Adapted Kit Play Areaa.

  • Launched Men-in-Sheds and Short Mat Bowls Sections.

  • 17 British Junior Championship Medals!

  • 8 Members represented GB in World & European Tournaments.

  • Multiple World & European Records for 5 of our archers.

  • Record levels of membership and footfall.

  • Biggest School Games entries so far.

  • Became Ontarget Compound/Recurve Club Champions and runners-up Longbow/Barebow!

  • First 3D two day event plus extended field course.

2018 Highlights included:

  • Recipients of AGB Special Contribution Award

  • Gloucestershire Media Awards Steph/Dan Coach of the Year.

  • Junior Team of Year Finalists

  • Ran World Record Status 720 and H2H

  • 9 Achieved JMB Status

  • 10 British Champions and 4 Runner-up.

  • 10 out of 14 members of the victorious county team.

  • 2 members became World Champions, 2 broke World Records & won 2 Gold/5 Silver at World/European Level!

  • Completed our ClubHouse and Training Centre.

  • Reached the Ontarget Finals again.

  • Continued Field Course Development

  • Extended Car Park.


2017 Highlights included:     Further Detail Click Here

Fun video click here!

  • Achieved ClubMark Re-accreditation.

  • AGB Performance Club of the Year.

  • Awarded Sport England and Council Grants

  • Ran first World Record Status Events!

  • 2 members became World Champions, 2 broke World Records, 1 won Para World Championships Medal.

  • Field Course further developed and league set up!

Our achievements in video format


See summary below, another fantastic year of achievement!

Highlights included:

  • Ontarget Club of the Year for a second time.

  • Further Sport England Funding Awarded.

  • Opened new covered shooting area, temporary toilets and clubhouse container.

  • Ran 1st Record Status outdoor events.



Liza receiving one of her awards.

 The Club were awarded the Archery GB ‘Ontarget’ Club of the Year Award.

Liza Hadley won the Archery GB Ontarget ‘Young Volunteer of the Year Award the day after she won the Gloucester Young Citizen of the Year Award!!



2012 – Was a very special year in our development so a little more detail for the record!

Izzy – British Overall Longbow Champion


  • Achieved the Archery GB Ontarget ‘Performance Club’ Specialism. (The first Club in the UK to do so). This also means that we are the only club to have achieved all of the 3 Specialisms!

  • Our best performance at the British Junior Championships – 6 Titles, 2 Silvers and a bronze from 26 entries! One of our new members Izzy won the overall Longbow title as well as her own age group!

  • A 4th junior was selected for the current National Junior Development Squads.



  • Roger at the Gloucestershire Media Awards Opening.

    One of our members, Roger, was selected to be the BBC Regional (Points West) Unsung Hero and will be off to the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards!

  • Achieved the Archery GB Ontarget ‘Young People’ Specialism, one of only 2 clubs to do so.

  • November 2012 – The Club won the Gloucestershire Media  Senior Sports Club of the Year Award beating Cheltenham Town Football Club in the final!

Media Awards Winners.
  •  One of our members, Lucy, won the Gloucestershire Media Young Sports Personality of the Year Award.


  • We had a total of 16 members selected for the County Senior and Junior Teams for the Inter-County Matches.

The Gloucestershire Junior County Team


Steve Howse – Club Chairman receiving the Volunteer Management Award
  • Asked to host the launch of the Gloucestershire Media Sports Awards.

  •  Won the Sport & Recreation Alliance ‘Volunteer Management’ Award & finished in top 3 of the 2012 Sports Club of the Year & the Green Policies Award!



Victoria & Lucy
  • Two members broke 9 National Records in a single day!






Some of our British Indoor Championships Trophy Winners.

2011 saw the best Club Junior squad Performance winning 8 National Titles, 20 Regional Titles, 37 County Titles and breaking 18 National Junior Records!




Lucy & Victoria 2011 Archery GB Compound & Longbow Archers of the year!
  • Won the Archery GB Young Compound Archer of the Year & the Young Longbow Archer of the Year.


  • November 2011 Won the Sports Coach UK Heather Crouch Young Coach of the Year Award!

    Steph receiving the 2011 Young Coach of the Year Award
  • Won the Gloucestershire Media Senior Club of the Year & the Gloucestershire Media Coach of the Year Award. Finalists in the Sports Personality of the Year & Service to Sport Awards.

    A great evening of awards!


  • Won the Innovation in Archery National Ontarget Award and the Ontarget Clubperson of the Year Award.

    Roger receiving Ontarget Awards on behalf of the club.


  • Achieved Community Club Specialism, as of September 2012 only 10 clubs have done so.

    Members ‘worshiping’ the Community Club Feather! Yes achieving it was important to us.
  • (September)

  • Gloucestershire won the Junior Inter-Counties with a team of mostly Deer Park Juniors, the winning Compound Team was all Deer Park Juniors!

    Winners of the Inter-Counties Tournament.


National Sports Club of the Year!
  • Received the Round Table Chairman’s Swimmathon Award for our Junior Team’s efforts at the Swimmathon

  • Won the Sport and Recreation Alliance ‘National Sports Club of the Year’ Award!



Katherine Shot a National Record atthe Cheltenham Easter Bunny Competition!
  • Had our first 2010 After-School Club member break a National Record which was the first time 2 members broke National Records on the same day!


  • Invited by Archery GB to be one of three Clubs to represent them in the Sport & Recreation Alliance Club of the Year Competition.

  • Deer Park Team British Junior Champs with 2 Commonwealth Games Gold Medalists!
    Great time at the Gloucestershire Sports Media Awards Presentation Dinner.

    Won the Gloucestershire ‘Young Club of the Year’ Award.

  •  Second most successful Club at the National Junior Championships

  • Became A ClubMark Club & members of the Archery GB Club Development ‘Ontarget’ Programme.

  • We presented at the Archery GB Development Conference.

  • Membership exceeded 200.

  • Used Xperience Archery Company to run a number of our Beginners courses, which was the start of our partnership!

  • A member won the Archery GB Jack Flinton ‘Helping Hand Award’.

    Roger, so pleased to win the Jack Flinton ‘Helping Hand’ Trophy.
  •  We won 14/17 County Indoor Titles at the County Championships.

    Deer Park Team, lots of success at the county Indoor Championships


  • Saw the club start 5 After-school clubs and receive a substancial grant from Archery GB to sustain Archery in local schools.

  •  We supported the coach training of 7 Level 1’s and 4 Level 2 coaches.


  • We hosted a Level 1 Coaching Course (6 members attending) and hosted the County Junior Squad Training sessions.

    A joint training/competition day with Cheltenham Archers


  •  We hosted a Fita Record Status Field Competition, ran out first Fita18  indoor record status event.

  • Deer Park won the Top Regional Junior Club Trophy

    Top Regional Junior Team


  • We hosted our first GWAS Field Archery Competition and our membership rose to almost 100.


  • The Club gained its first Coaches,  four qualified as Level 1 and a Senior Coach joined us from a local club.

  • Our Junior Team won the Top Regional Club Competition.

Other Achievements

  • One member represented GB Juniors & finished 4thin the World Junior Championships.

    Rob Represented GB Juniors on a number of occasions.
  •  Three members represented England in the Junior Teams.

  • England Junior Team at Liverpool in the Home Countries Match which they won.
  •  One member has represented the England Senior Team.

  • Steph at Celebration Dinner (she hated the scarf!).
  • One member selected for the England Senior Team, competing in India at the Commonwealth Championships, finishing 9th in the Individual Competition and winning a Silver Medal in the Team Event.

    Silver team Medal Commonwealth Championships India.
  • Steph became our first member to be 11 Members have won one or more British Junior Titles.

    Steph, Club’s first National recurve Champion
  • 3 Members have won British Schools Championships.

  • 2 members competed in the World University Championships

  • Over the last 6 years members have held no less than 38 British Junior Records