Do I need my own gear?
No, at least not initially. We have simple bow and arrows setups, both compound and recurve, that will get you started and give you a feel for the sport. When you are ready to buy your own equipment, we can provide some guidance if required.
Do I need to be a member of the club to shoot here?
Yes, although you can shoot 3 times as a temporary member first, you will just to pay bow hire if needed. Once you are a full or ordinary member you will need to join ABA. See the membership page for more detail. Bow hire is also available to members.
What does it cost?
WBA membership is $40 pa and there is a shoot fee of $5 for the Sunday shoots. Bow hire is $10 each time. ABA membership is currently $90 for first year, then $65 per annum There are discounted rates for families in both organisations.
What kind of bow can I use?
Any type of bow except crossbows (as these are considered firearms and can only be used on a gun range in Queensland). There are safety considerations of course, and all bows and arrows must be fit for purpose and fit the archer. Senior members can help check gear if needed.
I have shot on the practice range but when can I head down the range?
As soon as you want to really! You probably need to be able to accurately shoot to 20M (without losing too many arrows!) and then you can head out and shoot from the yellow (cub) peg. As you improve you can move back to the adult distances (48M max)
Where can I get more information?
Alistair Whittingham of performance-archery.com is a good site, as is George Ryals IV on Youtube.