Junior Deben Archery Club

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Dates for your Diaries

Perris Indoor League:

JDAC will be looking to enter a team in the Perris indoor league again this year. For those who have not had an experience of this before, it is open to all junior archers and involves shooting 30 arrows at a 60cm target at 20 yards, with six sighting arrows beforehand. Scores will then be collected by Melody Shaw and forwarded on to the league organisers at the end of every month. You may shoot the round as many times in the month as you would like. The three highest scores will be selected for the team each month.

The Robin Hood Country Show:

This will be taking place on Trinity Park over the weekend of the 15th and 16th of October. It is anticipated that as usual Deben Archery Club will run a have a go event over the course of the weekend, that will broadly follow the same pattern as the recent event for the Queen's birthday in Kesgrave for those who were able to attend that. As usual any offers of assistance over the course of the weekend would be very much appreciated. Please email us here and indicate whether you would be able to do Saturday AM or PM or Sunday AM or PM or any combination of these that you would like. As usual the roles will be assisting with the shooting (coaches and senior club archers only) taking money, collecting arrows, setting up the range and taking down at the end of the weekend, transportation of the kit to and fro to Trinity Park etc. As usual families of our archers are most welcome, and we should be able to arrange free entry to the show for those who are able to assist with the have a go stand.

Braintree Bowmen 3D Field Shoot - Gosfield School (Essex) - Sunday 20th November

If you've not yet entered for this competition I would urge you to do so. Entering is easy via the Braintree Bowman website. It is only £10 for the whole day competition and is enormous fun. I will be attending and hope to see as many of you there as possible!

And finally… Welcoming new archers to JDAC:

Some of you may be aware we are currently running a new beginners course. This will finish on Saturday, 17 September. From Saturday 24th September we will be inviting our newest members to come along to the regular JDAC session. Please do look out for them and make them feel welcome!

Old dates to be archived

Date (Saturdays)


25 June 2016

Outdoor session

02 July 2016

Outdoor session

09 July 2016

Outdoor session

16 July 2016

Outdoor session

23 July 2016

Final planned outdoor session of the Summer Term: JDAC Field / Clout Competition?

30 July 2016

No scheduled session: Summer Holidays

06 August 2016

No scheduled session: Summer Holidays

13 August 2016

No session: Dogs in Need show on the Showground

20 August 2016

No session: Dogs in Need show on the Showground

27 August 2016

No scheduled session: Summer Holidays - Beginner's Course? 

03 September 2016

No scheduled session: Summer Holidays - Beginner's Course?

10 September 2016

Outdoor session

17 September 2016

Outdoor session

24 September 2016

Outdoor session

01 October 2016

Outdoor session

08 October 2016

Outdoor session

15 October 2016

No session: Club likely to host Robin Hood Country Show Have-A-Go event

22 October 2016

First indoor session (sessions change to afternoons) Hallowe'en shoot?

29 October 2016

Half Term - No shooting

05 November 2016

Indoor session

12 November 2016

Indoor session

19 November 2016

Indoor session

26 November 2016

Indoor session

03 December 2016

Indoor session

10 December 2016

Indoor session

17 December 2016

Indoor session

24 December 2016

Christmas Eve - No session planned

31 December 2016

Christmas Holidays - No session

07 January 2017

First indoor session of 2017


Old events

Date (Saturdays)


30 April 2016

Final indoor session at KWMCC

07 May 2016

First outdoor session at Bob's Meadow (sessions change to mornings)

14 May 2016

Outdoor session

21 May 2016

Outdoor session

28 May 2016

Half Term / Suffolk Show preparation of field - No shooting

04 June 2016

Half Term / Suffolk Show preparation of field - No shooting

11 June 2016

No regular JDAC Session: Club hosting Kesgrave Have-A-Go for Queen's B'day

18 June 2016

Outdoor session


Old news
11th June Queen's 90th Birthday celebrations at Kesgrave
Our club's participation in the Queen's 90th Birthday celebrations. We were asked to participate in the sports events on the 11th June. Between the JDAC coaches and the parents now taking on the running of JDAC, we agreed that we will run a Have-A-Go archery event on Saturday 11th June, which replaced the normal JDAC session on Saturday 11th June.
Even Older news-------------------------

15 May 2013 JDAC Win at Scout National Archery Competition

For the last six months during our cold winter some of our Deben Juniors have been outside training for the National Scout Archery Competition which took place this weekend in Hertfordshire... Read Stuarts full report

27 April 2013 Success at Havering Youth Tournament

Today a group of 5 Juniors from JDAC & DAC entered into the Havering Youth Tournament The weather was cold and breezy but this did not stop them shooting 'National' Rounds... Read Stuarts full report

27 April 2013 First 252s of the Summer 2013 Season

The first 252s of the summer season have been achieved by Rebecca Scrivener and Ellen Crick in Recurve Freestyle. Ellen has set a club record of 270 for 20 yard 252 Recurve Freestyle. Congratualtions to both of you! See the Results and Awards for scores.

Competition Dates added to Calendar

Some of our archers are getting rather good, others are out for glory, and most... well most are a bit of both! To quench this appetitie we've added dates of competitions to the Calendar for those who would like to have a go.

9th February 2013 Nicky Hunt Visits Junior Deben Archery Club

Double Commonwealth Gold Medalist, Former Compound Bow World No.1 and current Recurve Team GB team member visited the club. Nicky gave a demonstration, talked about life as a fulltime archer and gave coaching tips the next generation of Nicky Hunt hopefuls!
We where extremely grateful for Nicky giving up valuable time from her busy schedule.
Pictures from the morning will be posted in the gallery shortly