Official opening of ground.

Official opening of ground, shooting commenced in April. Awarded AGB Club of Year and Innovation Award. 4 finalists in Gloucestershire Media Awards. Member recognised by Gloucestershire Media for ‘Outstanding Services’ to Sport in the County. Awarded grant by Gloucestershire County Council for carpark & formed an alliance with Elliotts Sand & Gravel. Became an Environmental Body and achieved £32K grant from Environmental Trust to install land drainage. Awarded a ‘Special Commendation’ by the Sport and Recreation Alliance for our work in the Community. Awarded £70k by Sport England to build the Covered Shooting Area, toilet block and provision of services.

By April 2015, we were ready to start using the ground...

Preparing for the first ever session at our ground

…and later that year we had our official opening.

Kevan Blackadder - Great supporter of the Club.
Kevan Blackadder – Great supporter of the Club.

We became an Environmental Body and received a grant from the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust to install drainage across our playing surface.

We were again awarded recognition by a ‘Special Commendation’  from the Sport & Recreation Alliance for our work developing the club and work in the community. We also were recognised by Archery GB who awarded us Ontarget Awards for Partnership, Innovation and Young Volunteer. We were again finalists in the Gloucestershire Sports Media Awards as Community Club of the Year and Disabled Athlete of the Year.

In September, we were awarded a £70,000 grant from the Sport England Inspired Facilities Fund to build a 90ft Covered Shooting Area and install water and electric and a temporary toilet block and sewage system. Work was completed in time for the 2016 outdoor season.

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We were awarded the Archery GB Club of the Year for the second time for the 2015/16 year. We were also awarded further grants by Sport England to help us to improve facilities and increase participation (targets which we exceeded by some margin).