Purchased our own land!

Became a Company limited by Guarantee, gained planning consent for a sports facility in a Green Belt area. Purchased 2 large containers for storage. Achieved ClubMark Re-Accreditation. Achieved all 3 Ontarget specialisms and received ArcheryGB Partnership Award. Inaugural Inclusion shoot supported by the Worshipful Company of Fletchers.

Preparing the new ground by tree planting ahead of moving in

We formed Deer Park Archers Limited in September 2014 enabling the purchase of our own ground with plans to develop the facilities to support outdoor shooting (target and field) and indoor shooting (during winter months).  Early October saw the arrival of our first 40ft Container to our new outdoor ground and over the following months thanks to the club members, the installation of fencing and landscaping activities as a step to preparing our ground for use in April 2015.

Container about to be lifted into its temporary position.
Container about to be lifted into its temporary position.

We had 4 finalists in the Gloucestershire Media Awards for “Young Sports Personality,” “Coach of the Year,” “Disability Sports Performer of the Year” and “Junior Team of the Year” and we were awarded the Archery GB ‘Innovation Award’.

A great selection of trees from Oak to Willow, Beech to Lime, Crab to Cherry and many other species.
A great selection of trees from Oak to Willow, Beech to Lime, Crab to Cherry and many other species.

Before we could use the ground, we needed to install a car park. Gloucestershire County Council awarded us a grant in exchange for running open community have a go sessions throughout the summer. We were also helped by Elliott’s Sand & Gravel.

A matrix of channels across the ground discharging into Normans Brook.
A matrix of channels across the ground discharging into Normans Brook.