To promote archery in a social and family oriented environment emphasising high standards of safety,
sportsmanship, ethics and skill.
Provide a fun, healthy and safe sporting environment for individuals and families to participate
and enjoy the sport of archery. Thus, enabling members to achieve their own personal goals by encouraging professionalism
and commitment to excellence within the sport whilst supporting the ideals of Field Archery by means of broadening members
awareness and skills through active participation.
Our Club is Affiliated with ABA
ABA (Australian Bowhunters Association) provide the
rules and regulations for our grading, competitions, course distances and administration. The ABA assists with the guidelines
of grading levels (A, B, C, D, Masters). Competitions are held at Branch, State, National and World levels.
Our range is set on acreage in the bush, we shoot
at paper and 3D targets of different sizes, set at different distances. A shoot usually consists of 2 rounds. 1st round is
a 3 arrow round followed by a 1 arrow round.
So what are we all about?
The Capricorn Field Archers are a group of enthusiastic field archers from many different backgrounds
brought together by their common interest in archery. With club shoots held most Sundays, the hopeful archers assemble around
eight in the morning at the club grounds at Alton Downs, the practice range is set and the shooters prepare their equipment.
Beginners are well catered for with loan equipment from the club and plenty of free coaching from the club’s qualified
coaches. When all is set the range captain opens the practice range and the first lot of arrows fly, some even hit the targets!
While everyone is having fun on the practice range, the hard-working people behind the scenes organize
the archers into groups of four and assign them a starting target and a score sheet. Again the novices are well looked after,
with more experienced members in their group, the young cubs (juniors) have adults with them at all times when on the ranges.
So off to the first target again, the range captain gives the all clear and your group works its
way around the twenty targets on the field range. After the round is complete it is back to the club house for some lunch
and to find out how everyone has scored. This is the time to bring out your excuses.
After lunch it is back out to the field range again for another round then the scores are tallied up and it is time for some
bragging or more excuses.
The club has members who shoot just about every sort of archery gear available, from the simple
stick and string of longbow and recurve to the very latest compound bow with all the accessories. So, you will probably find a like minded soul in our group. Some members travel quite a bit to competitions
and test their skill against the best in the country and are successful as well.
Archery has no boundaries and can be enjoyed by people of
all ages and physical capabilities. If you just want a fun way to spend Sundays
with the family or you want to be more competitive you will be welcome at the Capricorn Field Archers.