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

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

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

*** This event had been cancelled. Apologies to those who entered. Hopefully it will be back next year. ***


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 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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