Millrace outing to archery club be become a regular event

Tenterfield Traditional Archers may not sign up too many new members from a group that visited recently, but it was certainly proof that you're never too old to have a go.

"We used to say it's a sport for anyone aged six to 60," club president Bob Rogan said.

"We might have to extend that range a bit."


Six gentleman from Millrace Hostel for the Aged came along to learn about the sport, and of course to have a shot.

Being wheelchair-bound was no hindrance to WWII veteran Bob Smith, who managed to hit the target three times on his first attempt.

Three more had a try, and everyone did well, according to Mr Rogan.

"Millrace wants to come back every six weeks or so," he said.

"Everyone was laughing. They had a great time."

While Millrace residents may not feature on the club rankings, Mr Rogan and wife Marian and other committee members have been kept very busy on the range on weekends, often averaging 20 shooters a day.

They're pleased that families make up the bulk of that number, demonstrating that it's a sport for all. Quite a few have signed up as members, making club shoots an increasingly-competitive affair.

The club has also just completed the requirements of its first grant, with disabled toilet facilities now operational.


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