There are always something going on at the Ambrose Archery centre.

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. 

06 - June -2018

Heidelberg Archers welcomes new members so feel free to come along at 7:00pm Mondays or 10am Sundays.

09 The grip

Getting the grip right is key to consistent shooting. Slight changes in how the bow is held can make large differences to where the arrows land. 

08 - The Release

One of the most common and understandable faults seen is the archer straightening their fingers to release the string. This  plucks the string causing the arrows to land left and right.

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