Our investment in the covered shooting area again paid dividends over the weekend when it allowed our Club Target day junior archers to complete their Bristol Rounds.
We were joined by juniors from Cleve Archers and with a very dodgy weather forecast we decided from the outset to shoot the whole round under cover and that proved to be a great decision with periods of torrential rain.
We completed the event, county records were beaten, no wet tents and dry spectators and a positive first experience of a full length competition by a number of our archers!
Congratulations to Cleve Archers
Well done to Cleve who have at long last got their planning permission for their ground. This is another great boost for archery in the county and a just reward for all their volunteers who work so hard and reflects the growth of our sport. We have learnt a lot on our journey and hopefully this experience can be useful to Cleve who will get our support as we work together.
Our first 50m Head to Head Round Robin practice session saw our highly rated compound archers complete the first of many such mini competitions to help hone their skills in a handicap format.
Well done to Tom Howse in the USA
Great performance by Tom Howse in the USA as he has won an individual gold recurve medal for his age group at the Sol Cal showdown in San Diego ! He and his team also won a bronze medal in the senior team round!
Deer Park Trio Selected for European Junior Championships!
The Archery GB team selections for the European Youth Championships, which are being held in Bucharest from 18-23 July, have been announced and the 24 strong team include our own James and Tom Howse and Lucy Mason.
Simon Scott, Archery GB-funded lead compound coach, said: “The team we have for this event is competitive at all levels in both team and individuals. We have several athletes capable of winning the individual titles.”
Closing School Games Ceremony another great success!
Well done to Active Gloucestershire for another great event, which was again held at Gloucester Cathedral. We staffed a court yard area where we ran an ‘Arrows’ kit have-a-go session and were kept busy all evening.
That said, with such a good sized team of volunteers, as you can see from the photos, we still found time to try a few things. It’s Graham, Josh and myself in the Gloucester Rugby kit and Chloe and Grace on the Samba Drums.
We were so impressed with the Samba Drums that we have booked the instructor and all the kit for a team building club evening, 2 bands will go head to head, juniors and seniors!
The annual Stroud Generation Games took place on Sunday at the Stratford Leisure Centre as teams of just over 20 covering all ages tried a range of challenges and recorded scores.
Challenging and tiring as each session only lasted 45mins but great feedback and lots of interest generated to attend our club open community shoots every Saturday afternoon.