Try Archery

 

Try Archery

Samford Valley Target Archers runs a variety of beginner courses and Come N Try sessions throughout the year to start you on your archery journey or simply tick that box on your bucket list. They’re very popular with families, friends and work mates and make a great gift. Bookings are essential, see below for upcoming dates, further details and online booking links.

Have any questions about our courses? Email us at samfordvalleytargetarchers@gmail.com .

 

Archery Courses

Samford Valley Target Archers holds courses for participants aged 10 and over. Cost for the course is $99 per participant and online bookings are essential. The courses are usually held on the first Saturday morning of each month, from 07.45 to 11.30, all equipment inclusive. The course is held in the onsite indoor facility during inclement weather. Course fees are not refundable if you change your mind or are unable to attend on your booked date.

Course contents:

  • Introduction
  • Equipment & safety briefing
  • Shooting demonstration
  • Shoot your first arrows
  • Bow type demonstration
  • Shooting & scoring

An induction session is held 8:00am-11:30am on the following Saturday morning for course attendees who would like to join the club. Membership is via an online system and should be completed prior to attending the induction session. The membership information form is available at the course. Please see our Membership and fees page for further details.

Session contents:

  • Finish membership paperwork
  • Club walkaround and familiarisation
  • Further training
  • Fletching/choosing your new arrows

 

 

Archery Course bookings

Participants – you will be required to fill in this Participant form per person before starting the course. Either bring a prefilled form with you to your course or fill in a supplied form when you arrive.

Course links:

3rd October 2020 Online booking FULLY BOOKED

5th October 2020 Online booking FULLY BOOKED

7th November 2020 Online booking

 

COVID-19 guidelines

Attendance

  • One non-participating parent may attend with their child. No other visitors.
  • Do not visit the club if you are unwell.
  • We recommend that you do not come to the club if you are a person at higher risk.

Safety/distancing

  • Always use 1.5m minimum physical distancing.
  • Familiarise yourself with the sanitising stations and procedures eg. for the toilets and equipment.
  • Outdoor – maximum two archers per target.
  • Indoor – one vacant lane between each archer.

Equipment

  • Handles of target butts etc are to be sanitised before and after use.
  • No sharing of personal equipment.
  • Bows, finger tabs, arm guards, finger slings etc are to be sanitised before and after use.
  • Archers must pull their own arrows. Should there be a miss, other archers can briefly help look but must not touch/collect the found arrows.

Other restrictions

  • The kitchen and lunch tables are not available.

 

Archery With Disabilities

The club supports archers with all abilities, including members competing at national and international para archery events and the Invictus Games. Club facilities include indoor shooting facilities, paved disabled parking bays, an accessible toilet, and cement paths between buildings. The grassed outdoor fields are also used by para archers. Experienced instructors and coaches can take you from novice through to international competitor and our members provide a friendly, supportive environment. You will need to arrange your own carer if required. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

As a sport, archery can cater for a range of disabilities and visual impairments. Therefore the club wholeheartedly welcomes and encourages people with a disability or visual impairment to join. All newcomers to SVTA must do our Archery Course before being accepted as a club member. Courses are usually held on our outdoor field from 7.45 – 11.30am on the first Saturday of each month, all equipment inclusive. In the event of inclement weather, courses go ahead in the onsite indoor facility. An induction session is held from 8:00am – 11:30am on the Saturday following for course attendees who would like to join the club.

All beginners, including those with a disability or vision impairment, undergo the same instruction process on the same shooting line. If you require an assistant for your participation, your assistant must do the Archery Course with you. This is for your safety and also so that the assistant can receive instruction on how to become an archery assistant.

The club requires advance warning about beginners who have a disability or visual impairment. This will allow the club if necessary to allocate extra coaching or one-on-one coaching. Please be aware that as SVTA is run solely by volunteers and volunteer coaches who give freely of their time, our personnel resources are finite. This necessarily limits the number of disabled and visually impaired archers that we can cater for at any one Archery Course.

Archers who require an assistant and who decide to join the club as members must organise and attend with their own assistant at all times. The club cannot undertake to provide assistants. Assistants are required to join the club as Associate Members (non-shooting members) and can attend the Archery Course free of charge. This ensures that the club meets its insurance obligations and safety protocols are followed.

Please see the Archery Courses section above on this page for further details and to register for the next course.

 

 

Come N Try Sessions

Special sessions such as the Adventure Women courses supported by Moreton Bay Regional Council are held a few times a year. Links to the online entry form will appear here when the bookings open.

The introductory session is available for women 18 and older from the Moreton region and is run on the Sunday morning from 9.30 to 11.30 at Samford Valley Target Archers, however please turn up at 09.15 for registration and equipment allocation. Assume a departure around 11.45.

Should you wish to discuss any aspect of the session please email samfordvalleytargetarchers@gmail.com.

The club is very welcoming of people who use wheelchairs or have a disability, however please contact us before booking in as we may wish to arrange a special session with coaches with relevant experience.

Please be aware that there is a no refund policy for cancellation or no shows.

Participants must wear fully enclosed shoes, tie long hair back and remove ear/nose/lip rings etc.