That little extra makes a big difference!

What is the difference between a good club and a great club? What is the difference between a good team and a great team? The answer is team spirit and that just does not happen, it has to be nurtured and there is an essential ingredient: members who are prepared to give something to each other. The good news is that we have it in ‘Spades!’

To keep it moving in the right direction, last week we ran 4 team building sessions on the low ropes for our juniors and the evening out after the junior inter-counties was also great fun. 

If you want to see team spirit then check these photos out.


Team Gloucestershire!


Fun plays an important part of the warm up routine with our Club Penguin Hacka!


Club Team Building is an essential part of our coaching programme.


Getting juniors to work together and a chance to find out about individuals is an important part of the coaching programme.


Coaching – For those that want to give something!

In the last 12 months we have used our venue and provided the Course Administrator for Level 1 Courses which boosted the number of coaches in the Region by more than 30. A course started this weekend, Steph is the Course Administrator.

Previous Coaching Course at Balcarras.


Training together!

There will be a Club 1 day 1st Aid Course Course  (15 places available to club members) on the 10th November. Talk to Mary (Club Secretary) if you would like a place.


Indoor Season started this weekend (29th September). – Working together!

Good attendance at the practice sessions on the Saturday & Sunday at Balcarras.

Busy few weeks ahead with courses & practice sessions 7 days a week.

We now have more than 160 members (Shooting & Non Shooting) of which more than 10% are coaches!

GWAS Junior Postal League – Working as a team!

We are entering this postal league for the first time and will have teams at under 10, 12, 14, 16 & 18. Steph is appointing Team Captains who will be responsible for pulling together the scores each month.

Club Monthly League Ladder – Sharing an experience!

Starting this month, initially based on the outdoor handicaps to determine which division and using the Olympic Head to Head format. Details on the club website.

County Clout Championships – Sharing success!

Unfortunately this was the same weekend as the Junior Inter-Counties so we were unable to support the event as much as we would have liked. Well done to Mavis Reynolds from Cheltenham Archers for arranging a great event. Well done to John Craigie & Ian Pearce for getting Tassle Awards & to John for winning a good trophy.

John Craigie – Longbow. Winner of a Tassle award & Trophy at the County Clout Competition.