Success for Hamish & Ciaran at the National Barebow Championships!

Club Annual Awards Evening and Beetle Drive – Reserve your places NOW.

 Friday 7th December at Hatherley & Reddings Cricket Club.

Entry is free, Includes beetle drive with excellent prizes, food etc. There will be a raffle on the evening.

This is a family celebration of our club, so bring all the family and we would also encourage those who have recently joined the club to come along with your family, meet the other members and see what we have achieved during 2012.

Please email Mel at to reserve your places. DO IT ASAP to ensure you get places and to help us plan the food!


Scene from last years awards.

UK Barebow Championships – Great results for Hamish & Ciaran!!


All UK Barebow archers went to one of seven centres around the country yesterday and these are the results


Under-14 Boys Top 3

1. Matthew Corbett, Ballyvally, Northern Ireland

2. Hamish Ponton, Deer Park Archers, England

3. Taylor Humphrey, Cleadon Archers, England


Under-18 Boys Top 3

1. Craig McCreery, Ballyvally, Northern Ireland

2. Ciaran Lunt, Deer Park Archers, England

3. Andrew Brimer, Radnor Forresters, Wales


In the men’s tournament Kevin finished 76th – though he struggled through the last 18 arrows with a back injury.


Congratulations to all that represented Deer Park Archers, you did us proud!

Deer Park Field Course Competition 9th December 2012

GNAS Winter League

9th December 2012

17th February 2013

Bubbs Hill


GL53 9NJ

 12 Marked FITA Field Targets – FITA / GNAS Rules apply.

All results will be entered in to this National event.

Winter Field Archery League details can be found on the gnasfield website

Entry £3.50

All club juniors & seniors welcome to enter, if in doubt talk to Rosemarie, Martin or Roger.




Both the County Coaching Group AGM in the morning and the County AGM in the afternoon were well attended.

We shared our Fitness & Conditioning Programme with the coaches from other clubs, see the following links for short video clips.

GAS Coaches trying some fitness exercises.


Steph stood down as County Coaching Officer but was re-elected as part of a County Coaching Committee to run the coaching activities.


There were 5 Annual Awards made by the County to individual archers/clubs, we managed to win 2 of them, these will be announced at the Club Awards Evening!


Equipment Maintenance Workshop

My apologies the last ‘post’ gave the wrong date for the workshop it is Monday 3rd December at Deer Park. New members are encouraged to come along as are existing members who want to know more. Let Dan/Steph know if you are going to attend.


Sports Psychology Session

Great session on Saturday morning, thanks to all the juniors and parents that attended the workshop. The introduction to the workshop highlighted that we need to do more in this area. It was suggested that archery is 10% physical, 90% mental, we provide support and practice that is 90%+ physical and less than 10% mental! Perhaps we need to improve the balance of what we do?

Short clip from a practical element of the workshop.


Club Committee Meeting

This Wednesday 28th November at Deer Park, 7:30pm.


Junior British Championships

Good luck to our 26 juniors and all the adults competing this weekend at the Rico Arena Coventry.


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