A First World Record Status 18m and Head to Head

12074981_1147323421962848_1184494496382008157_n.jpgDerwent have held a really successful junior competition in October 2015.

Making good use of the club’s new indoor shooting range club coach Simon Holmes organised a five counties tournament that saw junior archers from Northampton, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire turn up to shoot.

The round was a WR status 18m plus head to head. “All of the archers seemed to have had fun and a lot of them gained the new experience of shooting their first ‘head to head'” said coach Simon Holmes. His thanks also went to the many helpers who managed to ensure that the day ran smoothly from start to finish.

We are sure this will be the first of many such successful shoots designed to bring young archers together in the spirit of healthy competition.

Beginners Course – Autumn 2015

Beginners-Course-Autumn-2015.jpg Congratulations to all those who graduated from the beginners course this autumn.

What a great group of beginners and what fantastic weather we had for the whole four week course.

Looking forward to seeing you all again with your own bows, shooting the centre our of those golds!

Eva Recognised at Derbyshire Dales Sports Awards

Eva-Dervyshire-Dales-2nd-Place-20151008.jpg Many congratulations go to Eva H-H as she was awarded runner-up in the Derbyshire Dales Young Sportswoman of the Year tonight at Matlock FC sports club. Eva managed to come second even though her name was put forward just a week before the event took place.

This year Eva was the the youngest ever finalist in the Ladies National Series Finals at Wollaton Hall.

Photo by David Randall

Winter Coaching Sessions 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:

August ‘Have A Go’ at Haddon Hall

We basked in super weather in the picturesque grounds of Haddon Hall, near Bakewell, over the weekend 8/9th August.

Members of the public came to shoot, some of them for the very first time.

Our club archers found time to enjoy the surroundings as well as share the archery experience with adults and children alike by demonstrating some traditional longbow skills.

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The Longbow/Barebow Shoot 1st August

ianwrightshoot.jpgClub 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.