Time to Clear your Mantle


Time to tidy your mantles and trophy shelves, dig out the silver polish and return your well-earned trophies from last year.

If these can be returned in good time, condition and beautifully polished we can make sure they are all engraved ready for this year’s awards ceremony.

Could you also please return the remaining Mouse awards .

No Archery – October 6th

Please remember that there is no Archery bouncera week next  Sunday.

The school is holding an event, including a large inflatable and knowing how much you all enjoy shooting at small balloons on our  fun days,  we have removed any temptation.

Archery continues as normal on the Wednesdays before and after.

If you don’t fancy a day off, or catching up on those  outstanding chores, why not sign up for a tournament.

Cheltenham Archers are holding their UKRS Autumn Hereford / Bristol tournament

Entry Form – [closing date: 28 September]

Membership Renewal Time

clockAs the archery season comes to an end, it is time to renew your memberships. You will not be able to shoot or compete after the
30 September if your membership hasn’t been renewed with
Archery GB .

Please don’t leave this to the last minute,  it does takes time to process renewals and we don’t want you loose any shooting time.

You should have received the 2019/20 membership form by email.
If not, please download and email your current email and name to the GVA contact address, so the distribution list can be updated.

Archery GB has introduced changes  this year archerygb asking that all members renew with  their club as usual but that all members also  update their on-line details, including your email and how you wish to receive  your membership card. Watch out next year for details of your new voting rights which will be sent to your registered email address, if you haven’t previously given authority for the Club to share your email with Archery GB, now may be the time to update your instructions.

Club Tournament Organiser(s) wanted

volunteers-neededAs we go into the new Archery season, our 15th Anniversary year, we are looking to hold more ‘Open’  tournaments whilst continuing  to support the current Club calendar of events. To help achieve this it is probably best that our tournaments are now run by more than one person.

I think we would all agree, Colin did and excellent job running our tournaments over  the last year and I’m sure he would say  the role of a Tournament organiser can be  frustrating but also very rewarding .

If you have idea for a new tournament you would like to run  or to volunteer to run  one or more of the several Club tournaments.Please speak to Chris or Paul for more information who can let you know what is involved whether you wish to help with one or all of the Club tournaments.


Charlton Drive, the very long lane from the main road to theroad-works
Downs School, is undergoing essential maintenance.

There are areas where the asphalt has been removed with ramps and even a long trench running up the middle of the road.

Archery will continue as usual, but please be mindful of the works, reduce your speed and maybe use the passing places.


Somerset County Indoor Championships

Saturday 14th December 2019  NEW DATESCAA New Logo- small
(choice of morning of afternoon session)
NEW Location: Hutton Moor Leisure Centre, Weston-Super-Mare

(Closing Date: 6th December )

Round :  Portsmouth

This year Somerset has decided to move its popular  joint Junior & Senior Indoor Championship to the Hutton Moor Leisure Centre, the same location as used for the Regional Championships.

 Further details can be located in the Official Entry Form  (external Link)

Essential Maintenance Work

Are you free on Saturday 24th or 31st August!your-club-needs-you

Can spare a few hours or even a day to help with preparing and painting our containers.

If you would be able to make it we would really appreciate your support.

If we have numbers beforehand we will ensure we have plenty tea/coffee/soft drinks plus a burger or sausage or bacon butty!

Please let Paul or Chris  know if you are able to help.