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A $5,000 grant will help the Byron Shire Archery Club buy new equipment to keep up with demand for the ‘noble sport’ in the area. Photo supplied

Simon Walsh, secretary 

Byron Shire Archery Club recently completed its fourth year of successful competitive shooting.

Since its inception in 2014, the club has gone from strength to strength. This year members competed in a range of competitive events at regional, state and national levels and brought home two golds, four silvers and one bronze medal awards.

Two of those national ranking events were hosted at the club itself, with archers flying in from as far afield as South Australia and regional Queensland to compete. The club meets regularly every Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning for both social and competitive shooting. 

The ancient and noble sport of archery is truly unique. It is the oldest practised sport in the world; is fiercely contested in the Olympics and yet is also accessible to literally anyone willing and able to draw a bow. Gender, age and ability are no barriers to enjoying and mastering archery.

The Byron Shire Archery Club has a strong philosophy of being open to all and actively seeking new members from the community to share in our wonderful sport.

This year the club received a $5,000 grant from Tamara Smith MP to help buy new equipment to service the increasing demand. 

Beginner’s courses are held frequently under expert tuition. All the necessary safety and archery equipment are also provided.

Further details are available from the website www.bsac.com.au.

 


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