2000 – A New Hope

Entering the millennium we have been becoming more and more like a “real” club. Recently we have been receiving top quality coaching from Gary Carr and Pete (Gary is the county coach and Pete shoots for England). Already we have had one member shooting a Portsmouth PB of 575 and another member shooting in County trials and we held our own outdoor competition (an American). I feel like it’s going to be a good year for us.

Apparently, Parker dates from the 01/02 academic year (around the time that Jon Parker was club captain). There was allegedly another club mascot at the time (a black wolf, or something similar) but it succumbed to the risk that all archery mascots take, and was shot at in about 2004, leaving Parker as the only surviving mascot.