Field archery takes off in Tenterfield

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Tenterfield Traditional Archers Inc organisers were overwhelmed with the turn-up to a casual come-and-try day at the club’s new facilities on Scrub Rd.

They’re promoting the sport as a fun activity that can be enjoyed by all members of the family, and that was proven true on Saturday as mums and dads stood alongside their kids to see who was more on-target.

There’s was no requirement for prior knowledge, with Bob Rogan describing different bows and how to string them, and his wife Marian (a former national champion) taking over to provide some instruction on the correct technique.

It was almost shoulder-to-shoulder along the shooting line at the practice range as families continued to show up, with fellow committee-member Jason Chapman stepping in to provide some guidance as numbers increased.

The club has limited supplies of equipment to borrow and an inexpensive three-month probationary period for newcomers to determine if they’d like to continue with the sport, and plenty of friendly free advice and guidance.

Competitive club days and even inter-club meets are on the schedule.

Just a handful of committee members have been busy clearing the block of land bordered by Scrub  and Billirimba roads for the car park and practice area, and to set up a 13-target course through the bushland. There are plans for further facilities as funding allows.

Here’s some archery action from the range...

Call Mr Rogan on 0412 261 593 for further info, or request to join the Tenterfield Traditional Archers Inc. group on Facebook.