The Longbow/Barebow Shoot 1st August

Club member Sarah Langdon took this photograph from the Ian Wright memorial seat by the side of our shooting line.

It shows members sharing the day and shooting their longbows at this Mid-Summer competition. Ian would have enjoyed the day too.

 

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Derwent were well represented at the Junior outdoor Champs

Derwent junior archers enjoyed  good shooting at Lilleshall over the weekend of 3/4th July.

Alex Holmes, Eva Henderson-Hirst and Struan Caughey all shot over the two days. Struan represented Scotland and both Eva and Alex were National Champions. Eva won the ladies overall recurve section to become Junior ladies National Champion and Alex came out on top as the Junior National  ( compound ) Champion.

Congratulations to all three of our successful archers! ( Thanks to Andy Caughey for the photos )

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DBAC Open Double American 2015 – Entry Form

DSC_7704 The 41st Open Double American will be held on Sunday 6th September 2015.

The shoot will be held at Gold Close, Darley Bridge rather than the usual Chatsworth venue and is open to all comers.

Please download your entry form from the link below.

Matlock Have A Go 6th June

We enjoyed a really good day with fine sunny weather and excellent fun shooting with local residents, Super Heroes ( they were from thesuperheroes.co.uk) and even archery by people on stilts! We hope that those who did come and join us during the day enjoyed the atmosphere and archery chat as much as we did. The club is sure it would do it all again!  Here are a couple of pictures of our unusual archers, and yes, that really is Alice from Alice in Wonderland!

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Darley Dale/Onzain Twinning Association Have-A-Go

Saturday afternoon 23rd of May. DBAC were pleased to provide a HAG for the two groups.We had a busy and fun filled afternoon with smiles all around from both the Darley Dale locals and the French visitors from Darley’s twin town of Onzain. The venue was  Darley Dale Primary School field where a bouncy castle, football matches and traditional dancing helped provide a really successful session for all concerned.Where language was a barrier we all used ‘archery sign language’ to bridge the gap.

We were spoiled by the organisers who provided plenty of tasty food and drink throughout the afternoon. I think we’d do it again!

Firefighter Have-A-Go

We were pleased to host our first Have A Go in our new indoor venue for the National Association of Retired Firefighters group.

With a good sized party of 14 visitors our coaches were kept busy and a good humoured evening was had by all. Tea and biscuits followed by medal presentations ended the visit to applause and poses for photographs.

Here are some of our coaches in action.

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