Winter Coaching at Staveley

It may be cold and wet outside but don’t let your archery get rusty over the winter. Why not take advantage of the Derbyshire coaches to keep your skills up.

Derbyshire coaches are running four winter coaching sessions (indoors) at the Speedwell rooms, Staveley.

These coaching sessions will be staffed by Archery GB qualified coaches and are open to all archers who are affiliated to DCAA shooting recurve, compound, longbow or barebow. Junior archers must be accompanied by their parent or guardian throughout each session.

Please see the attached flier for full details.

Derbyshire Hotshots Winter Training

“Derbyshire Hotshots” is a training scheme which follows the Archery GB pathway for young archers. Strength conditioning exercises; drills skills as well as coaching and equipment advice will be covered in each of these sessions. All of this is delivered by qualified AGB coaches.

This is also a great opportunity to meet other young archers from archery clubs around the county. Continue reading

Excellent Result from the National Series Finals!

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Derwent Bowmen are delighted to announce that two of the three winning team from the AGB Academies shoot off at this years National Series Finals  were our own club members!
Struan Caughey and Eve Henderson-Hirst’s team were part of the group of juniors that shot during the Nottingham based  finals’ lunch break. The third member of the team was Jack Masefield – well done Jack!

With several competitive teams shooting for the prize we were delighted to watch ‘our’ team win! Medals and handshakes followed together with a prize of a new Win & Win bow for each of the lucky team members. Well done all three.

Although we enjoyed the rest of the recurve finals and sampled a fair variety of the food available close at hand, the highlight was watching Eva and Struan realise that they had won.

A great moment.

Our new Building

DSCF4039.jpgThe new indoor archery range at Gold Close is progressing very well.

The exterior is complete and we will soon have the interior areas ready for use.

This project has been months in the planning but the finished building will show how the hard work has been worth it.

Here’s a photo mid construction [more available on flickr].

Junior Club Members Off To South Korea

securedownload.jpgStruan Caughey and Eva Henderson-Hirst leave for South Korea along with the other junior GB squad members.

We’ll keep up with them and post any news as it comes in.

Best of luck to the team and especially to our own two!

Derwent Juniors at the Junior National Championships

20140706_180416.jpegThis year’s Junior National Champs saw Derwent well represented by our junior members. Will Bonynge, Marsie and Eva Henderson-Hirst, Alex Holmes, Hollie Smith and Struan Caughey all shot over the weekend in pleasant sunny weather at Lilleshall National Sports centre. Alex and Eva represented England for the Home Nations match while Struan shot for Scotland!

On the Saturday Struan shot the highest score of 1285 for the Metric  2 as a member of the Scottish National team. Alex shot Metric 1 (compound) and came 3rd with 1291 shooting for England. Eva was the highest junior lady scoring 1298 for the Metric 3. Hollie came 2nd junior lady , Metric 4, shooting 1408 and Marsie shot the highest junior lady score (compound) with a 1310 for the Metric 1. Eva and Alex were part of the winning team on the day. Well done England!

On the Sunday Struan shot a 1200 for a 2nd place in the Bristol 2 round (recurve). Alex came 3rd with a 1238 (compound). Well done both! Shooting the Hereford round Eva shot a creditable 1086 (recurve) to win and take the title of National Champion!  Marsie put in a 1221 (compound) for the Hereford round to take the title of National champion too! Great stuff girls.

Hollie had a super day too shooting the Bristol 4. She shot a NEW NATIONAL RECORD of 1296 which is a PERFECT score for that distance. Congratulations Hollie.