Congratulations to the Bowmen of Minchinhampton 11-10 Winners!

Having progressed to round 3 of the AGB Ontarget Competition by the closest of margins 11-10 we were on the opposite end of a narrow defeat against close neighbors Minchinhampton in blustery conditions. With Minchinhampton winning the Recurve Pairs and Individual H2H matches and ourselves matching that winning all the compound matches. It came down to the initial overall team match with all archers shooting 2 dozen arrows and Minchinhampton won that by just 9 points.

The 2 Ontarget Teams.

The 2 Ontarget Teams.

For video highlights of the match click here.

The format of this competition is excellent and everyone involved enjoyed the experience, well done to the Archery GB Development Team for organizing it and good luck to Minchinhampton in the next round!


Archery GB at Deer Park

John Nott – Archery GB Compound Manager & Simon Scott – Lead Compound Coach and a number of the National Compound Squad members spent a day at our ground and used the covered shooting area to great effect as it was very wet and windy.

AGB Visit

The feedback on our facilities and hospitality was excellent and they will be visiting again to run another session.

SoCal medals haul!

 Some of Britain’s brightest hopes went out to the USA to prepare for the European Youth Championships – and they will be coming home with gold, silver and bronze medals!

 They were shooting in the SoCal Showdown and found themselves facing the USA men’s Olympic team, Mexico, Colombia and Canada  but it did not put them off.

Tom Howse won individual 70m senior recurve gold, Jack Masefield took silver and, along with Alex Smith, they won team bronze after being beaten by the USA in the semis.

Tom Howse 3013 GB Junior Team Europa Cup

Tom Howse back in 2013 gaining experience in the Europa Cup.

Pathway manager Ceri Ann Davies said: “Huge congratulations and thanks to everyone involved in developing our future Olympic archers this cycle. We are proud of everyone. Well done GB!”

Archery GB Summer Metrics – We want a record number of entries this year!!!

Calling all Deer Park Archers Juniors – enter a National Competition whatever your level of experience

The Summer Metrics Competition is a National Competition organised by Archery GB that all Deer Park junior archers can enter by shooting rounds at normal practice sessions and/or at the target day arranged for 17th July.

Full details of the rounds that you need to shoot and scorecards to complete are in a grey folder in the black bag with the signing in sheet.  (The round depends on your age on the 30th June) but will be a maximum of 12 ends.  You can shoot as many rounds as you like before the end of August – your best score will be entered, ensuring your scores are recorded by an independent person.

Please ask one of the coaches, the field captain or email Helen Healey (Records Officer) on if you have any queries.

Development of our field course – Wednesday 6th July

All the materials have started to arrive in readiness for the 40 engineers from National Grid who will be installing pathways, steps, bridges etc as well as making seating for the covered shooting area and many other tasks. We will be running a have-a-go for all the volunteers during the day and finish off with a final to decide the medals and bragging rights. We are grateful for all the support that National Grid are providing.

Lots of work creating shots but so many more possibilities!

Lots of work creating shots but so many more possibilities!