A World Archery Youth Championship Medal from an all Deer Park Team!

Well done to James & Lucy at the World Youth Championships in the USA!

James & Lucy finished 7th & 13th respectively in the individual qualification round and were the top GB Team individual finishers! They were then selected to represent GB in the mixed doubles and were ranked 4th!

In the quarter finals they beat Estonia 146/136. They then lost the Semi-final to Mexico the eventual winners 130/142.

However the great news is that they defeated South Africa, the Number 3 seeds by 139/128 to secure the Bronze Medal!

James Howse & Lucy Mason - Bronze Medal Mixed Team Winners!

James Howse & Lucy Mason – Bronze Medal Mixed Team Winners!

Both James and Lucy will be competing it the team and individual rounds over the next few days, good luck to them.


Apologies for the problems we are experiencing with the website, as previously mentioned we are currently upgrading the site but have encountered a few technical issues, which are being sorted.

3 more National Records and it’s a double for Rachel!

 Firstly thank you to both Cleve and Minchinhampton Archers for organising these record status competitions.

Both Rachel Lucas and Phoebe Pine achieved National Records on the Windsor Rounds and Rachel (928) achieved it by beating the current record by over 150 points!

Rachel Lucas & Phoebe Pine - National Records!

Rachel Lucas & Phoebe Pine – National Records!

Deer Park Archers Medal Fest at Minchinhampton

On a warm sunny slightly windy Sunday afternoon it was another good day for Deer Park Archers.

At the 36th Minchinhampton Open Archery Tournament we walked away with 8 golds, a silver and bronze.

Rachel with another National record for the Short Junior National with a score of 616

Personal bests for John Dalton by 83 with a BB York score of 728 which was only 3 points off a long standing County Record!

Kev Sutherland with a score of 313 for a Longbow York adding 111 to his PB.

Kev Sutherland, now shooting Longbow and learning quickly!

Kev Sutherland, now shooting Longbow and learning quickly!

And some other impressive scores from Will Gore with a Bristol 3 score of 1158 and Riley Spencer-Nice Bristol 4 scored 1202 (a new county record). Things are starting to look good for the Junior Inter Counties competition in September.

 Tewkesbury Borough Council approve bosses proposal.

Until now planning constraints have meant that bosses had to be packed away every evening but we can now leave them out as long as they are covered.


We have completed our application for an Inspired Facilities Grant for £75,000 to support Phase 4 of our project which seeks to install a 90ft covered shooting area, fit for purpose storage, water, electricity and a toilet block. We have a long wait to see if we have been successful, in the mean time we will continue to work on other elements of our project and of course fund raise!

Earlier this month we officially became an Environmental Body and on the 5th June we received official notification from ENTRUST that our Project ‘An accessible field for everyone’ has been approved. This is a significant step forward for the development of our ground.

Official Opening of Deer Park

Invitations to our official opening are being sent out for our official opening which is planned for Sunday 12th July 2015. We hope all members and their families will be able to attend. There will be a team handicap competition during the day.

School Games

Good luck to all the teams and individuals competing in the primary and secondary school games on Friday and Saturday this week at Hartpury College.

Ten Primary Schools have fought their way through district finals which often had 8 to 10 school;s competing, so well done to all the teams that have qualified! They are: St James ,Glenfall, Field Court, Hillview, Sapperton, Bledington, Hartpury, Newnham, Cam Everlands and Callowell Primary Schools.


The finalists for secondary schools are:Balcarras, Archway, SWR, Deer Park, HSFG and Churchdown. The number of teams  have been restricted to accommodate an individual competition as well.

High School for Girls - Denmark Road qualified from Gloucester.

High School for Girls – Denmark Road qualified from Gloucester.

Fingers crossed for the weather!