DEER PARK ARCHERS, based near Birdlip, are going to use facilities at the Old Patesians Sports and Social Club in Leckhampton for the summer of 2014 – ahead of their move to a new permanent home.

The moving of equipment will commence on March 31 with the construction of the range the following weekend in a secure part of the grounds.

The purchase of a new ground is making good progress and should go to the Planning Committee on April 1.

Deer Park Archers are also starting work in April with the High School for Girls in Gloucester and Active Gloucestershire with a view to establishing a funded satellite club later this year.

Gloucestershire Senior Indoor Championships

DEER PARK ARCHERS fielded a very young team and managed to finish either first or second in every event with some fine individual performances.


Ladies Barebow: 1, Nicole Deasey (Junior); 2, Rosemarie McKay; 3, Paige Tucker (Junior)

Mens Barebow: 1, Kevin Sutherland

Ladies’ Longbow: 1, Lynne Benfield

Gents Longbow: 2, Martin Hutchings; 3, John Craigie

Ladies’ Recurve: 2, Nicola Cramb

Gents Recurve: 2, Tom Howse (Junior)

Ladies’ Compound: 1, Beckie Hutchings; 3, Lucy Mason (Junior)

Gents Compound: 2, Ben Humphries; 3, Dan Gill

There were many Personal Bests including Hannah Deasey who raised her Competition PB from 393 to 545; Lara Healey who improved from 319 to 407 and Chloe Tucker who came from her Level 1 Coach Assessment in the morning to record a massive PB of 532.

Nicola Cramb also recorded an excellent score to win silver in the ladies’ recurve.