Gloucestershire Archery Society was formed to support all archery clubs in Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, and Bristol.

Junior County Squad 2022/23

The Gloucestershire County Junior Archery Team brings together the talents of some of the county’s most knowledgeable and dedicated coaches to inspire and support our junior archers, helping them to compete at their best.

The team hosts several practice sessions a year and competes at two events: a junior county team friendly against Worcestershire County in May and the GWAS Inter-County Junior Championship in September.

Our County Team is very proud to have national GB Archery coaches among us. Some of our young archers have also earned places on the national junior squad, enjoying success as they compete across the country and Europe.

Winners of the GWAS Junior Inter-counties Margaret Lewis Championship Trophy for:
2005
2006
2011
2013
2014
2015
2017
2018
2019
2021
2022
2022 winners of the GWAS Junior Inter-counties Team Trophies for Compound, Longbow and Barebow
2022 Winners of the Junior Outdoor National Championships county trophy for Compound Mixed Team and county trophy for Barebow and Recurve Mixed Team
2021 Winners of the GWAS Inter-County Team Trophies for Recurve, Compound, Barebow and Longbow
2018/2019 Winners of  the  GWAS Inter-County trophies for: Recurve Team, Compound Team, and Barebow

Gloucestershire Junior Team

Compound Recurve
Chloe A’Bear Deer Park Carlos Amata Cheltenham
Louise Bassett Deer Park Jazmin Brain Deer Park
Harriet Beckinsale-Smith Deer Park Abby Kellock Cleve Archers
Ryan Faulkner Deer Park Jasmine Kendall Cleve Archers
Jemima Hollingworth Deer Park Sophie Leivers Cheltenham
Lily Partridge Deer Park Leah Moyce Cleve Archers
William Slack Deer Park Georgia Wade Cheltenham
Andrew Warner Cleve Archers
Josh Watts Cheltenham
Barebow Longbow
Harriet Lygoe Deer Park Erin Moyce Cleve Archers
Sam Bowden
Deer Park Ned Davy Gray Cleve Archers
Harriet Lygoe Deer Park Lucy Pontet Cleve Archers
Jack Palmer Cleve Archers
Isabel Plowman Newnham
Emily Summers Deer Park
Ava Snell Newnham
Amber Snell Newnham

Team selection is based on actual scores on full day rounds where the archers have shot their furthest distances. The top 3 Compounds, top 2 Barebows, top 2 Longbows and top 8 Recurves then get selected. The Junior Team coaches are always monitoring the performance of Gloucestershire's junior archers. Those who are consistent and perform well at competitions could be invited to join the county team.

As well as our county team archers, we also host a Development Squad. This group is dedicated to young archers who have the potential to shoot for the county in future, but just need a bit more time and further coaching, training and guidance.

An invitation has been extended to Development Squad members based on their tournament scores and/or upon the recommendation of their home club.

For further information or enquires, please contact the Junior Team Manager Elaina Curran

COACH COACHING LEVEL HOME CLUB
Dan Gill Level 2, AGB Junior Compound Development squad and the AGB National Junior Compound Squad Deer Park
Steph Gill Level 2, AGB Junior Compound Development squad and the AGB National Junior Compound Squad Deer Park
Peter Pawley Level 2 Deer Park
Graham Peters Level 2 Deer Park
Penny Smith Level 2 Deer Park
Graham Williams Level 2 Cheltenham