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Get involved in archery!
Archery is a great sport for developing mental focus and boosting self-esteem. The sport will test your accuracy, concentration and strength. It’s also an adaptive sport, and features on the Invictus Games program.
You can participate in archery as an individual or as part of a team and there are a variety of forms of archery including recurve bow, compound bow, rarebow recurve, barebow compound, longbow, and crossbow.
There are a wide range of opportunities within the sport, from social participation through to elite competition, coaching, judging and much more.
There are some great programs to get involved with the sport. You can start with a ‘Come N Try’ session at your local club before moving on to more formal instruction. The easiest way to enter competition is through the OzBow Program, a step by step performance and reward-based program for new members irrespective of their age, gender or equipment they are shooting. The program’s intended to expose members to low level social competition and allow them to develop their skills before they join mainstream archery activities.
If you’re looking for more elite competition, there are a variety of events and tournaments nationwide across the disciplines of target, matchplay, indoor, field, clout, flight, para and vision impaired archery.
Archery Australia: working with veterans and their families
Archery Australia are engaging their national network of clubs to create opportunities for veterans and their families, of all abilities, to try the sport of archery.
Partnering with VSA, Archery Australia’s ‘VETS into Sport’ program is powered by Sport Australia’s ‘Move it AUS’ grant and involves fun and free family days where veterans and their families can shoot arrows and receive coaching at local archery clubs around the country.