Archery with a difference

Club Update: 12 May 2017

We are just about ready for the CFA Branch Shoot to be hosted on the weekend of 20/21 May 2017!

If you are planning on coming please remember that the 3D shoot is on the Saturday with ABA on Sunday.  This is a change to the normal format in past years. Hopefully you can come for the whole weekend in any case.  There is plenty of camping space to enjoy plus some good food, raffles and novelty events as well.  Hot showers will be provided plus firewood for a campfire to warm up and enjoy the best of Canberra’s cool (but hopefully dry) superb Autumn weather! Directions to the club if you haven’t visited before are detailed below.

There is a working bee this Saturday (13 May) and a Hunter round shoot planned for Sunday 14 May as part of our regular schedule – a good chance to tune up for the Branch Shoot.

For regular club shoots a reminder that the format of the shoot may change on the day dependent on turn-out, conditions etc. The shoot director will decide on the day with input from those attending. In particular this will usually affect the planned 3D rounds. If we have had a significant amount of rain and damp conditions persist it can be difficult to get the targets out.  It’s no reason not to come out though as we are usually keen to shoot all year round!

Also a reminder to potential members that there is a requirement to join ABA in conjunction with joining our club.  This is because we are fully affiliated with ABA and they cover members for public liability insurance while participating in club activities.  Fees are reasonable compared to a lot of other sports and other archery associations. There are concessional and family membership rates available.  Ask at the club if you need more information. Club fees are calendar year based, ABA fees are for 12 months or 3 years from when you join.

If you are a current financial member of Archery Australia or 3DAAA you can visit us for a shoot without having to join ABA.  This arrangement is under the Archery Alliance of Australia. You will pay the same shoot fee as other visitors.

CFA location direction (please click on the image for larger view).


Directions to CFA
Directions from Tharwa Bridge:

Turn left as you go over the bridge to Tharwa from Canberra. Travel 1.7Km’s along Naas Road. You will pass through the village of Tharwa. Just after passing the Outward Bound base on your left and when the speed limit changes to 80km/h you will pass over a small bridge (it is only one way so be wary of any oncoming traffic). Just past the bridge will be a Model Aircraft club on your right (recognisable by a couple of shipping containers if it is not in use). On the left is Smith’s Road, it is signposted and has an Archery sign on it. Travel 3 Km’s up Smiths road, the first 1 Km will be bitumen and included a bridge over the Gudgenby River. It then turns to gravel as you crest the hill. You will come to some high voltage power lines that cross the road. Just past this on the right will be the entrance to the archery club. It is sign posted on the gate.

Enter the gate and close behind you. 800m along the dirt road will be the Archery base camp. The track in is normally hard packed and 2wd accessible but if there has been large amounts of rain some caution will be required.  Obey any speed limits and be wary of wildlife and stock on the way in. Enjoy the location and the activity when you arrive!

Capital Field Archers is located at a scenic field range overlooking Namadgi National Park and nature reserves, along Smiths Road, south of Tharwa in the ACT. This is the home of  CFA.  We have secured access to the land under an agreement managed by ACT Parks and Conservation which provides mutual benefits to both parties.  Please remember we need to comply with the conditions and responsibilities that Parks imposes to maintain our access to our current location.