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Execution of the shot – a workshop for coaches
Delivered by Lloyd Brown, Three-Time Olympic Team Coach
Sunday 5 November 2023 9.30am – 3.30pm
Strode College Sports Centre, Strode College, Church Rd, Street BA16 0AB
The final execution of the shot determines where the arrow will land. The rest of the shot process is preparation for that final element.
In this one day workshop Lloyd Brown will explore, demonstrate and analyse shot execution.
Bring your warm up bands, and shooting equipment because you will practise it, as well as develop the skills to coach it in your archers.

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GWAS Affiliations 2023/24

GWAS membership fees are the same as last year, however Archery GB fees have increased, please see the Archery GB website for details. GWAS fees are pro rated from April 2024 for new members, please see the form for full details.

Fees for 2023/24 are:

Club Member – Junior£2.00
Club Member – Senior (Aged 18 to 24)£3.00
Club Member – Senior (Aged 25 & over)£6.00
Club Member – Archers with Disabilities£ Nil
University Club – Undergraduate & Postgraduate Students£3.00

Clubs: The 2023/24 form for submitting Club Affiliations is available here

Direct Members: If you are an Archery GB Direct Member and you live in the Grand Western catchment area, then you need to/must join GWAS Direct. The form to complete is available here. Our preference is for you to complete and e-mail the form and pay by direct bank transfer, as indicated on the form; but there is also the option of completing and printing the form and sending payment by cheque to the GWAS Affiliations Secretary.

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Calling all juniors….

Calling all juniors….

The Open GWAS Junior Championship and Junior Intercounties will take place on 9 September 2023 at Burnham-On-Sea.
The DCAS junior intercounties team composition has been as 6 recurves, 2 compound, 2 longbow and 2 barebow.
So places will be hotly contested. Priority will be given to those that have sent our Junior Team Manager, Andrew Scott, their scores via email at

Please email your name, age, club and bowstyle to
There’s a junior only competition at Wadebridge on the Saturday 22nd of July , doing age related Metric rounds, the same used for the GWAS junior intercounties to give Andrew an idea of who’s keen to be in the DCAS team.

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Bowmen Of The Tors Autumn Gold entry form

Bowmen Of The Tors will be hosting the DCAS Autumn Gold Tournament. Taking place at Notre Dame RC School in Plymouth on Sunday 3 September, rounds will be St George, Albion, Windsor, Windsor 50, Windsor 40 & Windsor 30

Unfortunately, due to a lack of facilities at the school at the moment, food will not be provided at this event.

A draft Target List will be sent to all entrants by email after the closing date, but please check the Target List on the day for any changes.


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Coaching Conference speakers announced

We’re delighted to be able to announce the guest speakers line up for the GWAS Coaching Conference on the 1st April at Wincanton Memorial Hall, Somerset.

There are plenty of tickets still available, so please spread the word. Non-coaches are welcome. Ticket sales end on the 25th March at 5pm.

Please note that all ticket holders will receive a direct email with full programme timings, information on parking, what to bring, details of the AGM etc no less than one week before the event.

Any questions or queries, please contact the RCO.

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DCAS AGM Recognises Archers & New Committee

Apologies for the delay in this news but the DCAS Committee currently has no Press/Public Relations Officer (PRO – do contact us if you’d like to take up the role).

The end of last year saw the DCAS AGM happen in person at Yelverton Memorial Hall where the new committee was elected. The committee also presented an award to the Sally Sandoe to recognise her long standing service as President, and honorary life membership to Jimmy Sandoe (Redruth Archers) and Steve and Gillian Glover (Exmouth Archers) for all their help with DCAS Archery at club and county level over the years.

Your new DCAS Committee for 2023 is:

John Poyner

Phil Gillbanks

Paul Callaway
Vice Chairman

Dave Leader

Paul Callaway

Ann Gillbanks
Tournament Organiser

Simon Slade
Postals Organiser


Scott Williams
Records Officer

Andrew Hoyle
Senior County Team Manager

Dave Leader
County Coaching Organiser

Phillip Rees
Judges Representative

Dave Leader
Tim Pratt
Reps to GWAS Council

Andrew Scott
Junior Representative

PRO / Newsletter Editor

Karen Williams
Safeguarding Officer

Tim Pratt
DCAS Equipment Officer

Robert Doets


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Using Drills and Skills to Develop Technique

Delivered by Lloyd Brown, Three-Time Olympic Team Coach

Sunday 26 March 2023     9.30am – 3.30pm

Strode College Sports Centre, Strode College, Church Rd, Street BA16 0AB

Every coach knows that learning good shooting technique early on sets up an archer for a happy and healthy experience of archery. Understanding the basics of shooting form and teaching these to your beginners from the first session creates a good foundation.

This workshop will explore the Drills & Skills that have been designed to help archers learn, practise, and understand the separate aspects of the shot process.  As the archer becomes competent in each element they can be embedded into the full sequence.

As coaches we need to understand the drills & skills and then be able to explain, enthuse and empower the archer to rehearse them outside of the shooting range.  We want them to perform the action repeatedly to improve their proficiency, become better archers and therefore enjoy the sport more!

Spaces can be booked by completing the form below.