Come & Try
These classes are for anyone who wants to just try archery. You will be fitted with the right sized bow and other gear, then given instructions on safety and how to shoot the bow properly. You will be shooting at 20 m and will usually get in about two hours shooting after learning the basics.
We always encourage people to try archery! It’s a lot of fun and very rewarding. 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 alongside able-bodied archers.
Cost is $65.00 per person for equipment hire and training. The full fee is required to secure your booking (to be paid via PayPal/credit card).
Come & Try days are in the mornings (10.00am to 1.00pm) of certain Saturdays during the year. Students can stay after their class to continue practicing with the rest of the club members.
Minimum age is 10 years old, and they must be physically strong enough to hold about 6 kg in their dominant hand (when they pull the string back it will feel like they are holding 6 kg)
For those under 10 years old, parents/guardians are welcome to bring the budding archer to our Club to assess whether they can hold about 6 kg in their dominant hand (when they pull the string back it will feel like they are holding 6 kg).
Enclosed footwear is essential! Open-toe sandals and thongs are not allowed to be worn on the archery range for safety.
Hire includes a recurve bow, arrows, arm guard, finger tab, chest guard (if required) and bow stand plus insurance cover, basic tuition, and supervision by Club Instructors for 3 hours.
Guardians of participants 16 years and under MUST remain on site during the class.
Under our insurance cover policy, EVERYONE must have a Temporary Membership (included in the price) – You will need to fill in the form which you can download below, or complete at the club before the class begins.
Everyone attending the class and parents or visitors should come down to the field to sign on at the desk under the covered concrete area. Look for the ramp entry sign to get to the field.
Please arrive 15 minutes before the class to get ready.
We cater for a maximum of 20 people per morning.
Parking under trees for shade is NOT recommended due to the possibility of falling branches damaging vehicles.
Club ground is located at 427 Wacol Station Road, Sumner (approx. 200 metres South of the intersection with Sumners Road.)
Look out for the “Centenary Archers Club” sign near the driveway!
You only need to do one class in the last 12 months before you can join the club.
Book you class here!
Choose a date from the list below (February to November), complete the booking form link in the calendar entry, and pay the full fee of $65 per person (PayPal or credit card) to secure your booking.
Note: Sorry! The club doesn't run Come & Try classes in December & January due to potential high temperatures and to give our volunteers a well earned break!
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Come & Try Archery Information
Come & Try Archery Days
Nominated Saturday's 10.00am to 1.00pm
We look forward to welcoming you on Saturday on our grounds at 427 Wacol Station Road Sumner for your archery Come 'n Try class.
Please come to the club a bit early (about 9.45am) to complete registration. You’ll need the Temporary membership form which you can download (Temporary Membership Form) or complete at the club.
The Club runs Come & Try Archery days for anyone to try the sport of Target Archery.
Ages range from as young as 10 years old to well past 70 years young.
Family, Social, Sporting, Work and Birthday Groups catered for.
Group bookings can be made for up to 20 people per day.
Special group bookings for Sunday's may be available, if club event calendar permits.
The minimum age is usually 8 to 10 years old due to the physical strength required to use a junior recurve bow (14 lbs/6 kg draw weight).
Dates and Registration
Come & Try Archery days are usually held on Saturdays for two months between our Beginner Courses. The dates are advised on the Club's website (http://centenaryarchers.org.au/calendar/) where you can book and pay for your class.
The cost for our Come & Try Archery days are $65 per person. This includes hire of the club's archery equipment, insurance cover, and coaching. The archery equipment includes recurve bow, quiver, arrows, arm guard, finger tab and bow stand. Chest guards are also provided for the ladies.
What to Bring
Wear enclosed shoes (runners or normal shoes but not sandals or thongs)
Wear a hat (not a baseball cap, these do not provide adequate protection from the sun and interfere with the bow string)
Bring water & a snack (if needed)
Arrive before 9:45 so that the class can commence on time - for safety we will not be able to allow anyone to join the class if they arrive late and the class has commenced.
Bring your completed Temporary Membership Form for each person in the class. Forms are available at the club.
Come down to the field, sign-on and hand in (or fill out) a Temporary Membership Form. You will be given equipment, then you will be shown the basics of archery shooting with recurve bows. Once you’ve been through the basic instruction you will then be given arrows and you can start shooting! The Club Instructors will supervise and instruct while on the range. The day's session will finish at 1.00pm.
The archery ranges are open field areas, so there is little shade available on the shooting line during the lesson. 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 encouraged to stay, but it is not a requirement.
every person attending the club MUST sign-in using the QR code (Google Form, not Check in QLD) at the sign-in desk;
to maintain a 1.5m separation at all times during the class;
bring your mask and wear your mask if you are unable to maintain 1.5 metre separation; and
you will be allocated a target lane upon arrival - please remain within the bounds of that target lane as much as possible.
After The Training
Unfortunately, to continue to visit the club on subsequent days requires sign-up & payment of membership fees. This is for insurance cover. The Club's archery equipment can be hired on a Saturday's from about 1.30pm & Sundays from 9am for $10 per person (includes ground fees). You can join our club up to 12 months after completing the class.
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Please Note: Come & Try days may be cancelled due to weather – excessive heat, constant rain, thunderstorm, or lightning. If the weather is occasional rain showers, the Come & Try day will still go ahead. If it is decided to cancel the Come & Try day, all registrants will be contacted by mobile or email on the day, and a notice will be put on Facebook.
Come & Try Days are supervised by a Archery Australia qualified Instructors. All Instructors have Positive Blue Card Notices 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, Club Instructors are available for advice.
Everyone attending the course, and parents or visitors, should come down to the field to sign on at the desk. The Clubhouse has a bathroom, but not potable water. Drinking water is available in the sheds on the field. We also have a range of cold soft drinks, & bottled water for sale. There is also tea and coffee available – you’ll just need to boil the jug.
Toilets are available in our Club House, the white building next to the road & car park.
What to Bring
The archery ranges are open field areas, so there is little shade available on the shooting line during the lesson. There is a permanent shade structure immediately behind the shooting line for shade & rain protection. 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.
Wear enclosed shoes (runners or normal shoes but not sandals or thongs)