Hervey Bay Archers 50th anniversary - past and present members.
Hervey Bay Archers 50th anniversary - past and present members. Alistair Brightman

New course proves popular with archers

IT HAS been a quiet month at archery with this wet weather. We have had to cancel a few shoots and a beginner's course.

Our 18m round is up and running which is held twice a month on a Wednesday night.

Due to the cancellation of one of the beginners courses and we will reschedule it.

We are now in the middle of the course and have had a great turn out.

Keith Manssen held an Archery Australia instructor's course at the club, which six members attended and was run over two days.

This will be a great help to the club as these new instructors will be able to help with the beginner courses during the year.

We have the new frames made for our new target butts for our field course.

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The next thing we'll be doing is installing them out on the field course.

Last weekend the club shot an Archery Australia club challenge competition, this event is Australia wide and is a postal shoot.

Our club hopes to do well in this event.

Last weekend we had an SQAS silver arrow shoot, our members shot 144 arrows and it took most of the day.

It was a state shoot competing against other clubs in the state.

Over the past couple of weeks our members have received more medals.

Most are Archery Australia classification medals which are awarded to members for the scores they shoot in their division.

You are required to shoot a certain score before you are awarded these medals.

Our next beginner's course is Saturday, April 7 and Saturday, April 14.

If you are 10 years and over and interested in completing the course, email herveybayarchersec@ gmail.com. Numbers are limited.

Registrations closes Saturday, March 31.