Club Update: 12 April 2017
We are getting ready for the CFA Branch Shoot to be held on the weekend of 20/21 May 2017.
There will be some working bees very soon so please keep these in mind and lend a hand if you can. Stay tuned for the dates of these. Also if you can help out during the shoot (course setting, canteen or other functions) please let us know. There will be a planning meeting most likely in the last week of April date to be confirmed
Plenty of work has already been done on the courses so far in 2017 and more will be needed to get the new 3D course up and running.
We have dropped the IFAA format shoots from our schedule due to lack of interest. These have been replaced by Hunter rounds which can be a mixture of target styles and scoring zones. They are a lot of fun as we don’t have to stick to the usual target size to a specified range that the normal ABA and 3D rounds need to comply with! The shoot schedule has been amended to reflect this change.
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).
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.