Archery

Sword-fighting is all very well, but you’ve always fancied yourself more of a Robin Hood type. Well, you’ve come to the right place! Archery is popular in the SCA, and our Barony has some of the best. Our target archery has similar rules and equipment to many other groups, so previous experience will stand you in good stead.

If you’d like to have a go at shooting a bow, contact our Captain of Archers at archery.polit@gmail.com, or come along to our regular practice – we’ve always got extra equipment for beginners to try!

Combat Archery

In addition to target archery, we also allow combat archers to join armoured fighters on the War Field. It’s like paintball, medieval-style! We use ‘blunts’ (arrows with flat rubber tips), low-poundage bows, and light armour to reduce chances of injury. Unlike target archers, all combat archers must be authorised as safe combatants before they take the field.

Weekly Training

Archery Practice is Sundays from 10am to noon at the Tuggeranong Archery Club (TAC).
Cost $10 to non-members of the TAC combat archery, normal range fees to members. Historical costume is only worn on the 1st Sunday of the month, the rest of the time, you’ll find us in ordinary clothes so it’s a great opportunity to meet up with like minded people in a casual setting.

Standard Schedule:
1st Sunday – Town Archer – (an attempt at medieval costume required). IKAC, or other shoot as advised. (February to November).
2nd and 4th Sunday – General practice.
3rd Sunday – Field Archery.
5th Sunday – Novelty or Practice

All shoots and competitions are voluntary 🙂

What to bring:
Water bottle, sunscreen, good shoes, bow and arrows if you have them, if not, we have loaner equipment.

Important to know:
You will be asked to sign in to the meet up for insurance purposes

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