Covid-19 Update 3-9-2020

Following on from the State Government’s easing of COVID-19 restrictions taking effect on 1 June, this has also meant that we have now been cleared by Archery Victoria and Warrnambool City Council to have 20 people shooting at the Club at any one time PLUS other additional people as necessary for the safe operation of the Club, such as Committee members, maintenance and grounds people etc.

So whilst we are able to have additional members shooting at the Club, there is very little else that has changed. There are now additional targets set out on the target range, you are still limited to 1 person per target (2 people can shoot in the same target as long as the cohabitate in the same household). We are able to do this as our shooting lanes are wide enough to still practice social distancing.

Members : Please check your emails for full details, but a few important points to note :

  • The Outdoor Target range only is available for practice at AoW
  • The Indoor Range remains closed for shooting at this stage.
  • Only AoW Club members can attend the Club, no visitors from other Clubs or Associate members are permitted
  • The Come N Try sessions are still suspended
  • If you book a session please do all possible to attend, if you know far enough in advance please advise the Club so we cancel your registration, which may mean someone else can shoot
  • Please adhere strictly to your session time, arrive on time, and when finished please pack up and leave immediately
  • Please practice social distancing at all times and adhere to all health and safety guidelines
  • If you are unwell, or have any minor symptoms that may be associated with COVID-19 DO NOT attend the Club.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate in contacting any of your Committee members.

On behalf of your Committee – happy shooting everyone !

COVID-19 UPDATE 23-03-2020

The State and Federal government, due to the coronavirus pandemic, last night legislated that all indoor sporting venues must close. It could be argued that we are an out sporting venue also, however this legislation is to protect our members and the general public and to assist in reducing the spread of the virus and we will, as a club, be ceasing all club related activities effective from 12pm today

It is unfortunate that this has to happen but it is the right thing to do.
We will be posting updates as soon as they come available so please check back with this page on a regular basis.
New memberships have not been suspended and we welcome any inquiries related to joining the club.
If you have any questions, please contact Club Captain Dave Reid on 0477 883 694
Committee and Management
Archers of Warrnambool

Autumn League Rnd 1

The opening round of Archers of Warrnambool’s Autumn Indoor League began Friday 13th March with 13 competitors lining up to test their skill. Black Friday was anything but unlucky for many shooters with a total of 8 archers beating their previous best scores.

The pick of the recurvers were Denise Burrell and Michael Medwin who both shot a 216, with Jess Reid one of the leading compound archers finishing with a personal best score of 204.

Top juniors on the night were Riley Austin and Kai Van Kempen scoring 117 and 118 respectively.

Scores for rounds 1 and 2;

Archer Round 1 Round 2
Scott Irving 62 76
Denise Burrell 216 172
Mick Austin 160 189
Riley Austin 115 117
Gerry Mahony 140 184
Jess Reid 182 204
Dave Reid 266 278
Michael Medwin 216 192
Peter Hill 196 153
Kai Van Kempen 83 118
Chris Densley 127 137
Emily Strickland 190 DNS

Some very happy archers and one grumpy one after many shot personal best scores.

Indoor League Results

Presentations to the winners of Archers of Warrnambool Summer Indoor League was made at the Sports Target Complex, Duram Park on Tuesday 10th March. Current Compound Shooter Of The Year, Elliot Riley, continued on his winning way by defeating club captain Dave Reid on a count back. Riley, who averaged 291 out of 300 over the season easily accounted for Reid to take out the A Grade medal with Daniel Baker a close third.

In the B Grade division, Alex Nesic shooting his Mathews Chill-X compound bow took the honours with 80 points and was undefeated across all rounds.

The C Grade division was the most hotly contested with Denise Burrell victorious over Chris Densley, followed by Brendan Hyland and Jim Burrell.

Kai Van Kempton was the best of the Juniors, cementing his place as one of Archers of Warrnambool’s top junior compound archers.

The Autumn Indoor League commences Friday 13th March at 8pm with practice from 6pm and all Archery Australia, 3D and Australian Bowhunters Association members aremost welcome. All current club members are also encouraged to compete in this very enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere. 

Kai Van Kempton, Elliot Riley and Denise Burrell with Club President Mike Clarke

Summer Indoor League – Final Round

The final rounds of the Archers of Warrnambool Summer Indoor league was held at the indoor range at Duram Park, Friday 28/2/2020
Even though Elliot Riley was unavailable to shoot, he still had enough points accumulated to win the A grade division on a count back from Club Captain Dave Reid, Both shooters were on 76 points at the end of the final round, however “Splinter” Riley finished with an average of 288, easily accounting for Reid.

B Grade was taken out by Alex Nesic on 80 points, an easy win for Lex as he was the only shooter in the B grade division. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜€

The C grade division was a closely fought contest that saw many archers shoot multiple personal bests. Chris Densley was particularly impressive, improving his PB by over 100 points over the course of the competition. It wasn’t enough however to overtake Denise Burrell who went into the final rounds with an unassailable lead.

Burrell, shooting her sighted recurve bow was the highest scorer across all divisions.

Special mention must be made of young cub, Kai Van Kempton, who made great progress shooting his new compound bow and took out the junior division.

Congratulations to all shooters who competed in the Summer league. The Autumn Indoor League starts on Friday March 13 and all members of AA, ABA or 3DAAA are welcome to join in this great comp.