Where's the Best Archery in Sydney

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Posted 2016-03-18 by Barry Jfollow

If you're keen to try the medieval art of archery, Sydney has plenty of indoor and outdoor options. While target shooting with pistols and rifles is limited by cost and strict regulation, archery is a safe alternative for ages 9 and up, with adult supervision for archers under 15.

To hit the bullseye, you'll need a bow and arrows. But to avoid bruising, strap on an arm guard to cover your inner forearm, and a finger guard for a buffer against the bow string. Beginners can start with loan equipment, designed for left or right-handed archers.

Before signing up for our Olympic team, try the beginner sessions or chat with an official or coach for the receive the basics on archery technique and safety.

Most clubs offer casual session pricing or annual membership for unlimited enjoyment.

At every club, safety is the top priority.

Some of the options for archery in Sydney are:

  • Archery Centre - Olympic Park
  • A legacy of " best Olympic Games ever " is this centre in Olympic Park. Open most days, closing only on Mondays and public holidays.

    The centre has coaching, equipment hire, beginner and intermediate level courses, children's courses and birthday parties.

    When you master the ancient craft, try a modern twist with laser tag and laser clay pigeon shooting (no birds were harmed in the research for this article).

    You can shoot as a casual in single sessions of archery, become a member for regular access, or arrange team building events for competitive fun with friends and workmates.

    For all the details, visit the Archery Centre website.

  • Liverpool City Archers
  • In Western Sydney, the arrows fly on during the regular tournament events and beginner days on indoor and outdoor ranges.

    The club opens for training 7 days a week. A 'come and try' 90-minute session is hosted on Saturdays.

    For all the details, visit the Liverpool City Archers website.
  • Penrith City Archers
  • The PCA is another top choice in our western suburbs, with indoor and outdoor ranges open every day of the week.

    They offer beginner courses, host corporate events and scheduled competitions. On the long field at Troy Adams Archery Field in Werrington, you can also try clout archery, shooting at a target 180 metres in the distance.

    Leagues in golf and lawn bowls build camaraderie, but they are trumped by the leagues at PCA. You can join a Friday, veteran's, or a clout league for regular practice with new friends.

    For all the details, visit the Penrith City Archers website.

  • St. George Archers
  • Since 1950 in Sydney's south, archers have lined up the target on A.S. Tanner Reserve on Chuter Avenue in Monterey, just south of Brighton-Le-Sands.

    Their outdoor range is open for business on Sunday mornings. The club has courses and loan equipment. Many members are long-term regulars, with friendly advice to help you buy the right gear and hone your skill.

    For all the details, visit the St. George Archers website.
  • Bowmen
  • In Sydney's north at Ku-Ring-Gai, the Bowmen take guard on the outdoor range at Edenborough Park in Lindfield on Sunday mornings.

    They train also love training beginners during regular course sessions.

    For casual and membership pricing, which includes insurance, visit fees .

    For all the details, visit the Bowmen website.
  • University of NSW
  • The UNSW has an indoor archery range on the first floor of the Fitness and Aquatic Centre in Kensington. It's a friendly setup, open on Saturday afternoon at 5pm for a three hours of quality practice.

    You can sign up for beginner classes and check current season and session pricing on Facebook.

    For all the details, visit the University of NSW Facebook page.
  • Sydney University
  • Australia's first university has an outdoor range on St John's Oval, Parramatta Rd, with sessions on Monday and Friday afternoons, open to students and the general public.

    Before visiting, follow their updates on Facebook to check the weather is primed for a weekday practise session. Annual membership is $125 for the general public.

    For all the details, visit the Sydney University Facebook page.

    After you've read Robin Hood or watched Katniss in The Hunger Games, where do you go for a round of archery? We'd love to hear your comments.

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