Struan Completes 24hr Archery Marathon

14642209_1418218108206710_7078541348349259442_n.jpgStruan Caughey has completed a 24hr archery marathon at Derwent Bowmen in order to raise money for a trip to Africa in order to help build a school in Nakuru. He started the event at 6am on Sunday morning and went right through to 6am on Monday.

Struan’s mum Alison said “Congratulations on completing your 24 hour Archery activity marathon Struan, fantastic effort. Thank you to everyone who helped support him yesterday! Struan shot soooooo many arrows, coached, tied nocking points, tuned bows, tested Darren’s Halloween surprises, did loads of S&C, ate loads of food and drank lots of strong coffee!!!!
Amazing team of Dean, Eva and Evelina stayed with him through till 6 am this morning. Oh and Rhua too!
Thank you to our fantastic club Derwent Bowmen for your amazing support throughout the day ( and Sue for her fab Victoria sponge) .
Lots of donations collected to support Struan’s trip to Kenya next month helping to build a school in Nakuru!”

If you would like to support Struan then you can give money at


Holly Voted Amber Valley Young Sportswoman 2016

14680555_1793102144261565_5907814016319799572_n.jpg Derwent Bowmen’s own Holly Smith was voted Amber Valley’s Young Sportswoman of the year and well deserved this honour was too.  Holly was also highly commended at the Derbyshire school sports awards for her sporting achievements outside school. She has worked hard at archery and has broken at least 4 National records over the last few years. We at Derwent Bowmen are very proud of her and we are sure there is much more to come from this young woman. Well done.

Eva Wins Team Bronze in European Youth Championships 2016

Eva travelled to Romania this month to compete in the European Youth Championships as part of the British team.  Competing in the Recurve Cadet Womens Team were Eva Henderson-Hirst, Eleanor Piper and Alyssia Tromans-Ansell. The GB team were drawn against the Italians in the semi-finals. They put up a valiant fight against the Italians, who went on to win the championship gold, but were eventually beaten 6-0. Still in with a chance to win a medal, they were drawn against the Spanish team for in the Bronze medal match. They managed to pull out all the stops and swept to victory without dropping a point, winning 6-0.

Well done to Eva and the rest of the team.