Archery in Schools – More Records

More participation and competition this term than ever before! A big thank you to Steph & Dan (Xperience Archery) and to all the club volunteers for supporting all the community & schools programmes. Our achievements in 2012 have been ‘awesome !’


This term 15 teams competed for the Autumn Term Title and there were 204 individual entries more than ever before.


During 2012 we have delivered more than 500 hours of archery to 53 schools and there are even more bookings for 2013.


2012 School Games Finals (Summer)


The top teams were;


Balcarras Improvers 137
Stroud High Sixth Form 132
KLB 128
Cleeve School 126.5
Rendcomb Sixth Form 125
Archway Improvers 123
Sir William Romney 117.5
Rendcomb 113.5

Full details can be seen here.


The top individual competitors were;



Rachel Balcarras Improvers 162


Amber Balcarras Improvers 158


Laura Balcarras Beginners 156


Josh Kingshill 156


Milly Balcarras Improvers 154


Albear Balcarras Improvers 154


Will A Archway Improvers 154


Hanna G Stroud High Sixth Form 154


Isaac Archway Improvers 151


Kim KLB 151


Maisie KLB 151



The Level 3 (County) School Games events were a great success and the plan is to run 2 programmes (Senior & Primary) next year. There will be 5 districts with the winning school from each district (plus a best loser) competing in the Senior final at Hartpury College. The Primary Schools finals will be held in indoor venues in the Autumn.

A key part of what we do, is to inform the schools of their pupils achievements, many have been added to the schools ‘Gifted & Talented’ Lists, others received Sports Awards. Many have gone on to do Archery as part of their Sports GCSE.


Nutrition & Hydration Workshop – 27th January 2013


The date is confirmed and will take place at Balcarras between 9 & 10:30am. We have engaged an external provider to run the workshop. All members are invited to attend. Please let Steph know


Practice Sessions

 11th, 12th , 13th, 15th as usual.

Members should note that there is no shooting at Balcarras on the 16th December as it is the Level 1 Coaching Course Assessments all day.

18th, 19th & 20th Arrangements to be confirmed.

We will be meeting every day between December 22nd and January 1st. Details of times will be published next week.


Club ‘2012 in Pictures’ Awards Presentation is now available on the website.

Click here to see it.