We are Deer Park Archers
We are a Sport, Recreation and Social Club with lots of things to share, lots of achievements and a real passion for our sport and our community!
Club Motto: “Positive Attitude leads to Positive Performance.”
We pride ourselves in the quality of our coaching support, work in the community and involvement with our Governing Body. We believe that being a club means just that! It is not just about archery: it is about the social activities, about learning together, losing and winning together, giving and receiving and being part of a larger community and valuing every member for what they are and what they can be!
A Summary of Deer Park Archers
- As of August 2023, we have over 250 members of which 70 are juniors.
- We strive to be fully inclusive – More than 18% of our membership have a disability.
- We have our own ground located in Shurdington which offers target, field and clout facilities.
- We have a fast developing field course, offering a range of fantastic shots, brilliant environment which changes in layout on a regular basis.
- We have access to a range of indoor facilities including our own Clubhouse plus Balcarras School Sports Centre (Charlton Kings) and Kingshill Sports Centre (Cirencester).
- We do not offer 24 hour open shooting, all sessions (there are lots of them) are programmed and supported by coaches, we are passionate to remain a club, with social interaction at its heart and not become just a venue where people shoot!
- We are just one of many clubs in the county that offer a great experience!
- We have 20+ trained coaches and our club structure and facilities support pathways from recreational to high performance. As of August 2023, we have 9 members in GB Squad/Development Programmes.
- We believe in encouraging competition at all levels.
- We support our own Men-in-Sheds section and our own Short Mat Bowls club.
We have been the Sport & Recreation Alliance National Sports Club of the Year 2011 and the Archery GB Ontarget Club of the Year three times and in 2018 & 2020 received an award from Archery GB recognising our club’s outstanding performance and contribution to archery and the Ontarget Club Development Programme!
Deer Park Archers are:
- A sport, recreation and social club registered with Archery GB
- A member of Gloucestershire Archery Society.
- A ‘not for profit’ Company Limited by Guarantee
- A Registered Environmental Body
- Fully committed to improve the natural environment under our control and to maximise our energy efficiency.
- The only club in Gloucestershire to have achieved the new merged Archery GB Ontarget Performance Club system and the Archery Training Centres criteria(October 2018)
- Where fully ClubMark Accredited before the programme was discontinued & Ontarget Club holding all 3 specialisms of Performance, Young People and Community
- An Ontarget Performance club, recognise the importance of suitable coaching and competition as fundamental drivers to raising performance, and create an environment that encourages excellence in club Achievements, School and Community settings.
- 4 Times Archery GB Ontarget Club of the Year (latest 2021).