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Sunday 29th July. Booking from 12:30 to 3pm.



Booking 12:30 to 3pm (11 of 15 lanes)

Sunday 29th July. Booking from 12:30 to 3pm. There will 4 lanes available during this time.

3m line - valid arrows



The line 3 metres in front of the shooting line to create greater fairness to athletes in a situation where an arrow drops down from the bow or is miss-shot for some reason.

High Drawing



Judges must be concerned with safety aspects at all times during a competition. If, in the opinion of the Judge, an athlete is using a technique to draw back the string which could allow the arrow, if accidentally released, to fly beyond a safety zone or safety arrangements (overshoot area, net wall etc;), the athlete must be advised to change her/his technique.

12 - Drawing



Drawing a bow or pulling the string back (you don't need pencils for this) uses both arms equally. The bow hand is pushing the bow away as much as the string hand is pulling the string back. It can be compared to stretching a rubber band.

3 meter rule



Three meters in front of where the shooters stand is a line. This line divides the arrows that are considered to have been shot and those that are the result of mis-fire or accident. 

The Match round



First appearing at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 the Match round was seen as a way to make Archery more entertaining to watch. Up until then the double FITA was used which involved shooting two days of 144 arrows each. It is Archery's version of test cricket. 


Indoor Rounds



There are three types of rounds (games) of Archery: 18m, 25m and Match-play from World Archery with variations when playing by Archery Australia rules.

World Archery



World Archery is the governing body for the sport of Archery that is recognised by the Olympic Games Committee and represents the largest and most common form of the sport around the world.

11 Shot Sequence



When learning archery (even when you have done it for a long time) it can seem as if there are too many things to think about and remember. The important thing to keep in mind is that you only need to think about one thing at a time. Break the shot down into individual movements.

10 - Mirror Practice



The only way to improve in this sport is to practise and a little often if far better than a lot but in frequently. Archery is about 'feel' or knowing when your body is correctly set-up. That 'feel' can take a long time to develop but only takes a short time to lose. So practise often. When you can't make it down to the range than practising in front of a mirror is the next best thing. 

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