Fantastic week at the Varaždin 2024 European Indoor Championships in Croatia!

Congratulations go to all the GB team, coaches and archers for a series of great performances! With 4 members and 1 associate member from Deer Park, all returned with medals! A just reward for all the effort invested by the individuals, their families and their coaches!

Emily & Isabel part of the U21s women’s Barebow winning team
Grace and Ella part of the women’s compound winning team
Chloe part of the under 21s compound silver medal team

Also individual medals for Isabel European under 21 Barebow champion and Ella European Compound Bronze.

Deer Park Archers ‘Club for All’ workshop

Almost 30 club coaches and field captains will be attending a workshop this week focusing on inclusivity and helping us to ensure we support all our members to participate and enjoy our sport.

Field Course update

A new course layout for practice over the next month has been completed, now offering 18 targets (3D Animal faces), including some new shots. The course has also been upgraded to be more accessible with the addition of bridge handrails, stone filled steps and levelled pathways. Thank you to our Men-in-Sheds team! 

Our woodland is looking particularly great at the moment with the primroses and snowdrops in full bloom, bluebells getting ready to provide a blue carpet along the installed pathways and the Mirabelle Plum trees in full bloom. With little leaf cover at the moment our bird and bat boxes are on full display and the log piles covered in moss look fantastic. The numerous woodland trees we have planted are beginning to burst into life.

Club Short Mat Bowls Club is flourishing!

Attendance levels and the quality of performance are both increasing. This month saw the introduction of a weekly award (made by men-in-sheds) and some eternal competitions and friendly matches have been arranged.

Julian, Jacqui & Roger – 1st winners of new award

Energy efficiency being reviewed.

We are just commencing a review to ensure we utilise our solar  panel produced electricity in the most effective manner when heating the Clubhouse in preparation for evening sessions. Matching the best use of exported and imported electricity, with the insulation properties of our buildings and the timing/use of our 7 clubhouse heaters needs to be optimised to minimise costs.

Getting the best from our solar panels is important!