Welcome to Gordano Valley Archers

COSE 2016 West of England Club of the Year

f23811c99d03543abe9480cf6.jpgWe are a very open and friendly Archery Club based on the edge of the Gordano Valley at The Downs School in Wraxall, North Somerset.

Our vision is to promote and develop the sport of archery and to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all.

We aim to achieve this by ensuring we have a highly motivated and professional team of coaches and officials dedicated to the principles of equitable practice.

The club is committed to providing archery as an all inclusive sport and actively promotes the sport as a Triple A sport for all the family. Triple A = All Ability Archery.

We shoot throughout the year on Sundays at our ground as well as having an indoor facility from October to March that we use on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings when the weather does not permit outdoor shooting.

Shooting times are:

Sundays (The Downs School) Wraxall BS48 1PF

09:00 to 10:00 – Set up range – Club Members
10:00 to 12:30 – Assembly beginners and club shoot.
12:30 to 13:00 – Take down range

Clout Range available for Club & Archery GB members – details on request

Indoor range available (weather dependent)

09:00 to 09:30 – Set up
09:30 to 12:00 – Beginners & Juniors Club Members
09:30 to 12:00 – Senior Members if spare capacity ( Members please set up on the landing)
12:00 to 12:30 –Take down range

Wednesdays (The Downs School) Wraxall BS48 1PF

Members Only  – Archery GB registered archers email for more information
(sorry no club bows are available)

18:15 to 20:30  Outdoor or Indoor range (weather and lighting dependent)

Please note for safety we do not allow all carbon arrows to be used on our outdoor ranges.

Congratulations & Good Luck

to Gordano Valley Archers 

SCAA New Logo- smallDaniel Mills [J]gwas
Luke Davey [J]

Barry Gingell

who have been selected to  shoot for their County at this years Grand Western  Regional Inter-Counties tournaments.

Junior Tournament – 15 September – Yeovil Sports & Social Club
Senior Tournament – 22 September – Exeter School

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 .

National Indoor Championships

AGB-Indoor-Championships30 Nov  & 1 December 2019
National Agricultural and Exhibition Centre,
Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire

This year the National Junior and Senior Indoor Championships are being held back to back a week earlier this year, so you will need to check out the new date for the  Somerset County Indoor Championships.

Entries this year are being made using the  Sport80 portal, which is where you can also manage your National membership.

Junior  entries accepted from  Thur 5 September 7:00pm

Senior & B2B entries open Thur 12 September 7:00pm

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.