The county hosted a H2H Round Robin practice on Saturday, August 6 at Cleve Archers. Thank you to all the archers who attended. Organising a practice like this is much more involved than the usual coaching session. A big thank you to Elaina Curran for Organising; the entire team at Cleve for setting up; Declan Ashworth for judging; Graham Williams for his support as coach; and a big thank you to Peter Sisson who organised the rota and who is always so generous in his guidance, time and support. Can’t thank Denise Bunce enough (!!) for all her effort in running the event as T.O. Hope the archers found it worthwhile and enjoyed the event. 🎯
It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce that Albert ‘Ginger’ Parker has passed away following an extended period of illness.
Ginger, who was a long standing member of Black & Gold Archers, had been actively involved with the club, within the wider archery community, and with the CSSC & CACCSA as well as GAS for many years.
In addition to his coaching activities on club nights and during beginners’ courses, Ginger was frequently found helping out at club tournaments and was a very familiar face to many at Dunster.
Fly true friend – a straight arrow, always gold, but now also missed.
Another incredibly successful year for Gloucestershire’s juniors at the Junior National Outdoor Champs this past weekend. 20 archers competed, some for the first time at a national tournament. There were 4 national records claimed; 26 county records; 27 JMB* and MB* scores; 5 Championship trophies won, these were awarded to Grace Curran, Lily Partridge, Sam Bowden, Amber Snell and Erin Moyce. The highlight, arguably, was winning both county team trophies. The first was for Mixed Recurve and Barebow, awarded to Gloucestershire for the time in the trophy’s 67 year history! Winners on this team were Amber and Ava Snell, Carlos Amata and Sophie Leivers. We also won the trophy for County Mixed Compound Team, thanks to the impressive efforts of Louise Bassett, Ryan Faulkner, Lily Partridge! It was an exciting and eventful tournament and we congratulate all of our amazing junior archers who took part.