Have you always wanted to try archery? Here's your chance!!
We always encourage people to try archery! It’s a lot of fun and very rewarding. Centenary Archers’ Club has two options for beginners: Come & Try Archery Days and Beginner’s courses. The club has beginner’s bows (recurve) suitable for everyone. No matter what age or ability, everyone can learn.
We have children as young as 8 years old, boys and girls, and adults well into retirement years who all participate in the sport either socially for exercise or competitively for awards. It can be a sport for the whole family to enjoy together. In the sport, we also have disabled persons, “Wheelies”, competing along side able-bodied archers.
The minimum age requirement is 8 years old. Everyone will need to be able to hold about 6 kg in their dominant (i.e. writing) hand for about 20 seconds – when they pull back the bow they will be holding about 6 kg in their fingers. We also prefer that at least one parent accompany children under 12 years old, at least for the first lesson. If a parent also wishes to join in the lesson, they are most welcome.
Everyone who wants to try archery must complete a Temporary Membership form. This ensures that everyone who goes on the field is covered by our insurance which is administered by the national governing body, Archery Australia. We want to make sure that everyone on the field is safe and covered against those rare accidents! This insurance stays valid for 4 additional visits after the class or course is finished and you are welcome to come and hire the club’s bows on Saturday afternoons for $20 per visit.
Begin your archery journey HERE!
Come & Try Archery Class
Learn the Basics! You will be fitted with the right sized bow and other gear, then given instructions on safety and how to shoot the bow properly. Cost is $50 and includes bow & gear hire, instruction, and temporary club membership (essential for insurance at the Club).
Classes begin at 9.45am and finish at 1pm.
Come & Try Class Dates:
July 8, 2017
July 15, 2017
July 22, 2017
August 5, 2017
August 12, 2017
August 19, 2017
September 2, 2017
September 9, 2017
September 16, 2017
September 23, 2017
October 7, 2017
October 14, 2017
October 21, 2017
Join a class now!
Remember that bookings for each class can only be made 8 weeks before the class date, so, when you click on the link below, if you don’t see one of the dates listed above it means that the class is either full or it is more than 8 weeks before the class.
Advancing your Archery
After you have done the Come & Try Archery Class, you can then participate in the three Saturday-morning course which introduces the new archer to all the aspects of archery – from proper shooting form to choosing your equipment to lessons on scoring during a competition. You will begin shooting at 20 m, but will progress to 30 m by the third lesson. Cost is $125 for the three-Saturday course and includes bow hire, instruction, and a completion certificate.
Classes begin at 10am and finish at 1pm.
Beginners Course Dates:
November 4, 11, & 18, 2017.
Continue your archery journey...
Remember that bookings for each class can only be taken 8 weeks before the first date of the course, so if you don’t the course listed above, it means that the class is either full or it is more than 8 weeks before the class.