Club Update: 21 May 2016
Next club shoot is Sunday 22 May – ABA format with a 3-arrow round in the morning and a 1-arrow round after the lunch break.
We have a general meeting at Vikings Club Town Centre Tuggeranong on Wednesday 25 May starting at 7.00pm. Plenty to discuss including possible course re-design options, including accommodating an expanded IFAA course and setting up the new 3D course as well. Come along to have your say about what you would like.
There is a working bee planned for Saturday 28 May. Would be great if you could spare some time to help out. The more the better for making target bales, re-pegging courses and shifting target butts plus general maintenance – path clearing, weed control etc. There will be plenty to do – the priority activities will be decided at the meeting earlier in the week.
Remember the IFAA National Championships to be held in June at ABA Park near Mudgee. Dates are 8-13th June with the option of doing either a 3 day or 5 day event. See the ABA website for details at http://www.bowhunters.org.au/ifaa/index.php/the-event/event-information
ABA has updated the format and rules for 3D shoots so have a look at their website here: https://www.bowhunters.org.au/index.php/document-downloads/file/275-national-3d-shoot-rules-1-dec-2015. We look forward to the feedback from members competing elsewhere under the new rules. This will assist us in our future course design for 3D shoots.
Once again 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.
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 Cupacumbalong on the left, you will pass over a Ford, just past the Ford will be a Model Aeroplane club. On the left should be 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 then turn to dirt 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.
Enter the gate and close behind you. 800m along the dirt road will be the Archery base camp.
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 the new CFA, and the good news is we have secured access to the land under an agreement managed by ACT Parks and Conservation.