Club Update: 7 Jan 2018
Happy New Year to all members and friends of CFA! Our 2018 Shoot Calendar has been finalised and is now posted on the Shoot Calendar tab for viewing. From February on there will be plenty of opportunities to get back into or to have a go at the sport of archery the way we like to do it at CFA!
If you made a resolution to try a new activity this year then why not give our form of field archery in a bushland setting a go. Variety will be a big feature of some our shoots this year along with the more standardised ABA and 3D formats. They will all be fun shoots though so don’t miss out!
While it is still hot remember to bring water, a hat and sunscreen. We usually have a good supply of cool drinks and snacks available if you need them.
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 can members and visitors please note that OUTSERTS ON YOUR ARROWS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO BE USED AT OUR CLUB due to the extra wear and tear they have on our targets. This applies to both 3D targets and targets mounted on the bales.
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).
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.