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B and D Carpets archery Fun Day


Archery Fun Day

18th April(Sunday) 2021

10 am start (2 hours duration)

This session is an informal and fun introduction to the sport of archery.  Using the Club provided equipment, Qualified Archery Australia Coaches will guide participants in a general safety briefing followed by a basic how to shoot session.  Participants will then be able to shoot at 10m to get a feel for the sport of archery.  Please note, this session is not equivalent to a Come and Try archery session for the purposes of formal instruction at the club.

This session consists of the following:

  • Welcome to Illawarra Archers
  • Equipment and Safety Briefing
  • Initial 1 on 1 learn to shoot
  • Group based practice at 10m

We will teach you to shoot a real sighted recurve bow at 10m and you will soon be shooting like Robin Hood.

We have bows that are suitable for right and left-handed archers but they do require a moderate amount of strength to draw safely and in a controlled manner. Our lightest bows have around  12 to 16lb (~5 to 7kg) of weight force on the fingers when aiming at full draw.  This is a similar force to lifting a shopping bag containing 3 to 5 bottles of fizzy drink on your finger tips. A recurve bow is also quite long from tip to tip. Our bows range from 62" to 70" and we have found that archers under about 1.3m tall sometimes have difficulty even with our shortest bows.

While our coaches will always work with you to ensure that you have the most appropriate equipment to learn on, there is the possibility that an archer may struggle to manage the equipment available. If this is the case, then the coach may decide, in the interest of archer safety, to end the session early for you.

All archers applying for the Come and Try Archery course must be a minimum of 8 years old and must be physically fit enough to use the equipment. In accordance with club rules, all archers under 14 years old need to be under the supervision of a responsible adult at all times while at the range.

To register for this Archery Fun Day Session, go to the homepage of this website and simply click on the session link.  This will lead you into the registration process. You will need a PIN to register for this prvate session which will have been provided to you by email.

You can contact the Coaching Coordinator with any other questions about the sesion. 

Contact via Email: for any other questions. 

Once you have completed and submitted your registration, you will receive a confirmation email. Before the session you will receive a reminder email with any other information. 

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Event Date:

Sunday 18 April 2021
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