Beginners Course

The Beginners Course is designed to teach the finer points of archery technique and form, so it is important that the attendees have had some prior archery shooting experience. It is assumed that the attendees know how to safely operate a bow and are familiar with the safety whistles and procedures used on the field.

For this reason it is compulsory for all attendees to have participated in a Come & Try Archery Day (or similar event) at an Archery Australia affiliated club.

The course has had a complete overhaul and is designed to get you on your way to doing archery properly. Get a real taste for archery!

Please note that younger children (perhaps 13 years or younger) must be willing to stop and listen to the instructors during the class. We’ve had young students who just want to do archery for fun – that’s fine, but the course isn’t just 3 hours of flinging arrows down the field each day; it includes teaching and discussion, and requires some concentration and engagement. If your child just wants to have a bit of fun then you are very welcome to bring them back during our regular practice sessions; if they really want to learn then the Beginner’s course is for them!


The Beginners Course runs over 2 Saturday mornings from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Unless otherwise specified, the Beginners Course is for Club Members Only and is intended for archers who want to progress forward in their archery endeavours. It is not meant as an alternative to the basic Come & Try class.

You will need to be at the ground by 9:45am or earlier to get set up with your equipment.

If the weather is very windy or it is raining constantly or is extremely hot, then that day’s lesson may be postponed. If the Level 2 Instructor’s decide to postpone the lesson, each person enrolled in the course will be advised by phone that morning. The course dates will be re-scheduled to make up for any lessons postponed due to weather.

Fees and Bookings

The Course Fee is $65 for members only.  If the course has been explicitly listed as open to non-members, the fee is typically $130 for non-members, & $65 for club members. The fee includes insurance cover, archery equipment hire, handbook, coaching,  & a certificate.

The full course fee is payable at the time of your booking . The club essentially has a No Refund policy.

The Course Fees are subject to review by the Club Committee and may be changed at any time.

Course Details

Core archery techniques

Zen and the Art of Archery

Individual Refinement

Choose a date from the list below, complete the booking form and pay the course fee of $65 per Club member or $130 for non-members (if allowed) to secure your booking.

Each person will receive a Beginners Course Certificate.

All courses are supervised by a qualified Archery Club Coach. The Archery Coach also has a Positive Notice Blue Card under the Child Protection Act (Qld) and the Club has a Child Protection Policy in accordance with the Archery Australia Club Management Manual. The Club also has a Code of Conduct and Risk Management Policy in place.

For new members wishing to buy their own archery equipment, the Coach and Official Club Instructors are available for advice. We can recommend a suitable size and strength of bow and size arrows and length to match each person. Equipment catalogues and price-lists from local Archery Dealers are available from the Coach.

Other Requirements and Safety Issues

Course Location and Facilities

The Beginners Course is located on the main field of Wacol Station Road Park, Wacol Station Road, Sumner.  Entry to the Park is by the driveway near the cream weatherboard hut (our Clubhouse). The Club sign will be beside the entry. If you wish to park your car in the shade of the trees, please beware of possible risk of falling branches from these trees. Please use caution and drive slowly at the entry gate as there may be cars turning into the driveway. Please GIVE-WAY to cars entering the driveway as it is only one-lane traffic into and out of the Park.

Everyone attending the course, and parents or visitors, should come down to the field to sign on at the desk under the tent.

The Clubhouse has a bathroom. Drinking water is available in portable containers on the field. We also have a range of cold soft drinks & bottled water, for sale. There is also tea and coffee available (free) – you’ll just need to boil the jug.

What to Bring

The archery ranges are open field areas, but there is some shading offered at the waiting line and further back under our gable roofing. Please wear suitable clothing for the weather conditions, especially during summer, as the lessons will have you standing in the sun for a couple of hours – a bottle of water, hat and sunscreen are recommended! Shaded areas are available behind the archery shooting line for parents and visitors to setup chairs and picnic blankets.  All parents are welcome to stay, but it is not a requirement.

For the discount rate, proof of membership will be required. e.g. AA card or receipt of membership payment.

Fair Play Vouchers

Centenary Archers is a registered activity provider for the Queensland government Fair Play Program. Parents, carers or guardians can apply for a voucher valued up to $150 for their child or young person, which can be used towards membership, ground, & course fees. For further information go to the Fair Play website.