Well Done!

Katherine recognised by Royal Society of Saint George in honour of IRA victim Captain Robert Nairac

A select few of Gloucestershire’s selfless souls will be rewarded for their commitment to their communities at a special ceremony tonight.

The winners of the Nairac Youth Awards have been announced and will receive their accolades at an event at Gloucester Cathedral during its 36th St George’s Day service.

The awards ceremony, instituted by the Gloucestershire branch of the Royal Society of St George, is held in memory of Captain Robert Nairac, from Standish, who joined the Second Battalion Grenadier Guards in January 1973.

In 1977, at the age of 28 and during his second tour of duty in Northern Ireland, he disappeared.

In February 1979 it was announced that the Queen had approved the posthumous award of the George Cross, the highest honour for gallantry in peacetime, to Captain Nairac, whose body is yet to be found.

The awards, which include a silver salver to keep for a year, will be presented by Dame Janet Trotter, Lord-Lieutenant for Gloucestershire and patron of the Gloucestershire branch of the Royal Society of St George.

The winner of the individual Nairac Award is Katherine Frusher, 16, from Rodborough, who is a young leader with the 3rd Rodborough Brownies and a member of Deer Park Archers.

Katherine who is working towards becoming a Guide Leader has also recently qualified as a Level 1 Archery Coach and has also completed her ‘Arrows’ Training..

She helps at many Club Community events and the Archway After-School Club.

Katherine has chosen to share her Award Cheque between Asthma UK and the club’s land purchase fund!

Well done Katherine, another great example of how young people can contribute so much to their community!

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Katherine * Lucy at a celebration evening a couple of years ago!

Katherine and Lucy at a celebration evening a couple of years ago!

Junior Award Scheme 2013

Congratulations to Lucy Mason who finished 2nd in the JAWS Scheme, this is an exceptional achievement and reflects all the hard work she put in and the success she achieved during 2013.

For those not familiar with the award it allocates points for every aspect of competitive archery from success in competitions at all levels, national records, handicap improvement etc. It includes all ages and bow types. Not only is it very comprehensive but it requires a lot of form filling and record taking so well done to Steve & Sally Mason for their efforts in submitting the information. The top 10 places were as follows



JAWS Points




Year’s improvement


Sally Gilder 1736 Evesham Archery Club Worcestershire WMAS



Lucy Mason 1687 Deer Park Archers Gloucestershire GWAS


Jaspreet Sagoo 1647 Oakfield Archers Essex SCAS



Rebecca Kellett 1350 Goldcrest Juniors Cheshire NCAS



Alex Taylor 1339 Silverspoon Bowmen Lincolnshire EMAS



Lizzie Warner 1262 Kirby Muxloe Leicestershire EMAS



Rebecca Giddings 1233 Forest of Bere Bowmen Hampshire SCAS


Adam Carpenter 1192 Barnsley Archery Club Yorkshire NCAS


Mia Agar 1173 Melton Mowbray AC Leicestershire & Rutland EMAS



Lauren Bann 1170 Rayleigh Town Essex SCAS


Cheltenham Archers Easter Bunny Charity Shoot

Congratulations to Cheltenham Archers on another excellent event and for raising £550 for charity!

Well done to Chloe A’Bear for a County Record and to Nicole Deasy (481) , Charlotte Lunt (598), Connie Healey (632) & Dave Sandles (414) for all winning Gold in their categories! Ellie & Will Gore for Silver and Arron Pearce and Josh Uzzell for Bronze. There were also a good number of Personal Bests!

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New Ground Update

We had an onsite meeting with the current land owner to enable us to start the legal purchase proceedings; I had really forgotten what a fantastic plot of land this is!

We have also had initial discussions with Elliotts & Sons our neighbor and they have offered to help with the installation of the car parking and hard standing for the containers and shooting gallery when the purchase is complete. We have also had follow up discussions with the Planning Department about possible further funding sources.

To put things in perspective the covered shooting gallery will be wider than the Old Pats shooting line! Short term sacrifices will be well worth while!

Gloucestershire School Games

The Level 2 (District) Primary School Games begins today with 8 teams competing in the Stroud District finals. Xperience Archery & Deer Park Archers will be providing all the equipment and manpower to make that possible! This is the start of an incredibly busy period.

Primary School Games teams of 12 archers per team.

Primary School Games teams of 12 archers per team.