We always encourage people to try archery! It’s a lot of fun and very rewarding. Centenary Archers’ Club runs Come ‘n Try Archery classes for those who haven’t shot before or require a refresher, as well as a Beginner’s course for a more detailed look into archery. The club has beginner’s bows (recurve primarily) suitable for everyone. No matter what age or ability, everyone can learn.
We have children as young as 10 years old, boys and girls, and adults well into retirement years who all participate in the sport either socially for exercise or competitively for awards. It can be a sport for the whole family to enjoy together. In the sport, we also have disabled persons, “Wheelies”, competing along side able-bodied archers.
We prefer to teach children who are at least 10 years old. If a child younger than 10 years old wishes to learn, please come down to the Club and we can assess whether they can hold about 6 kg in their dominant hand for about 20 seconds – when they pull back the bow they will be holding about 6 kg in their fingers. This will help you book with a bit of confidence after the fact.
We also prefer that at least one parent accompany children under 12 years old, at least for the first lesson. If a parent also wishes to join in the lesson, they are most welcome.
Everyone who wants to try archery must complete a Temporary Membership form. This ensures that everyone who goes on the field is covered by our insurance which is administered by the national governing body, Archery Australia. We want to make sure that everyone on the field is safe and covered against those rare accidents!