Come & Try Sessions

We are fortunate to have an accredited coach to ensure that your archery experience is not only fun, but rewarding too. By learning the correct way to shoot you will find that hitting the gold on the target becomes easier every day. We can coach you in recurve, compound and longbow!

The “Come and Try” course is a prerequisite to be able to shoot on our archery range. All new members must complete the Come and Try course and achieve a minimum level of proficiency before being allowed to shoot on the range without supervision.

The minimum age for the Come and Try Course is 10 years.

Try Archery sessions are run on Saturdays, starting at 11:00am and finishing at 12:30pm at our range at Duram Park, 200 Buckley Road, Lake Gillear. See the Come & Try under the Events section on our Home Page.

There is no charge for coaching or equipment hire, your first three sessions are free! Also,there is no need to book, just turn up on the day but please make sure you have appropriate footwear. You will be unable to shoot if you have open toed shoes.

Indoor Range Refurbishment

We have finally finished the update and re-configuration of the target butts on the indoor range. All targets are now mounted on the back wall and at last we have 5 metres behind the shooting line. A new shooting line has been marked at 18m and we still have 4 targets that can be wheeled out to allow shooting from 10m.

Those members that we haven’t seen for a while, please come on down and have a shoot. We hope all our members are happy with the changes and enjoy the new range. A huge thank you goes out the John Taylor, Adam Guilfoyle from the small bore rifle club and club member Alex Nesic for all their hard work in getting this done.

Spring Indoor 2019 Rnds 3 & 4

Archers of Warrnambool hosted round 3 and round 4 of it’s first indoor league Friday 27/9. Comprising 2 rounds of 30 arrows, Australian Indoor 18m, 12 archers took part in the first of many events at this ever strengthening club.
Nine local members were joined by 3 hardy shooters from Greater Hamilton Archery. Brendan and Deb Jones and Peter Hennig all made the 70 minute journey to Allansford to help foster greater relationships with other archery clubs around the Western Victoria / SE Sth Australia region.

round 3 - 1

GHA again lived up to their reputation as one of the strongest clubs in the region by posting competitive scores in all three divisions.
Elliot “the Hammer” Riley was the standout archer on the night, posting  scores of 293 and 292,
with GHA’s Brendan Jones a very close second.

Brendan shot 285 in round 3 and a 292 in round 4, just taking the round 4 points from the Hammer on count back (15 Xs to 7). Daniel Baker, (264 & 276) and Dave Reid (267 & 262) made up the final two archers in the A grade division.

In B Grade, AoW’s Jesse Sellens (compound) continues to lead the way, closely followed by Deb Jones (barebow recurve), with Doctor Charlotte (recurve) and GHAs Peter Hennig (barebow recurve) hot on their heels.

In front in the C Grade division is Chelsea Theobald-Daly shooting her Hoyt hunting bow with Denise and Gerry with their sighted recurves making up second and third place respectively and Paul Ryan in fourth with his barebow recurve. Peter Russell joined the competition but was only able to shoot round 3 and currently has 4 points to his name
round 3 - 2
A big thanks must go out to the members of Greater Hamilton Archers who each week make the 70 minute drive to shoot in our comp.

Scores for Round 3 and Round 4 of our Spring Indoor League are;

Archer Division Rnd 3 Rnd 4  Total Points
Brendan Jones A Grade 285 292 38
Elliot Riley A Grade 293 292 34
Daniel Baker A Grade 264 276 22
Dave Reid A Grade 267 262 18
Jesse Sellens B Grade 265 255 38
Deb Jones B Grade 214 185 26
Marshall Mott B Grade DNS DNS 14
Charlotte B Grade 167 104 16
Peter Hennig B Grade 225 253 18
Chelsea Daly C Grade 224 224 40
Denise Burrell C Grade 159 154 30
Gerry Mahoney C Grade 159 178 26
Paul Ryan C Grade DNS DNS 8
Peter Russell C Grade 87 DNS 4

Round 5 and Round 6 are scheduled to be held at our indoor range at Duran Park, 200 Buckley’s Road, Allansford, Friday 11th October 2019, with practice commencing at 6pm and first arrow at 8pm sharp . All are welcome and we hope to see you there!