Club Update: 24 February 2017
Welcome back to the new year. We have already successfully hosted the NSW State IFAA titles earlier this month and look forward to our ABA/3D Branch shoot scheduled for May.
Please note this is a significant change from the timing of this event last year.
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. There will be upcoming working bees so please consider making yourself available to help out and improve your club..
Membership fees for 2017 are now due.
We have a 3D shoot scheduled for this Sunday – 26 Feb - so come out and enjoy the milder forecast weather and a few new target locations!
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.
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.