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Questions and Answers

How do I become a member?

To become a club member, you will first need to join the Australian Bowhunters Association (ABA) for your insurance cover. All members, including Juniors, will require a current ABA member number prior to being able to join Manly Warringah Field Archers. You can download an ABA membership application form, which outlines requirements and ABA membership costs.

Once you have your ABA membership details you will need to attend the club range at Terrey Hills to go through a brief site and safety induction. Please ensure you bring any archery equipment you may have with you, as this needs to be inspected as part of the induction. 

You will then need to complete the MWFA Membership Application Form (available at your induction) and email this to together with a payment receipt if paying via EFT. Your membership welcome pack, including a member card, will usually arrive by post in about a week.

When can I visit the club for a safety induction or equipment inspection?

The club is not always attended, however normally there is a committee member at the club every Sunday morning from about 9am for a few hours. They will be able to speak with you and take you through the induction program which is a prerequisite for membership. 

Are there different types of membership?

Refer to our Membership page for more information about ABA and MWFA Club membership requirementsu c.

When can members use the club facilities?

The club facilities, practice area and ranges are open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week for current members to use as much as they wish. Advance notice will be given to members of any range closures, such as for Working Bees.

I'm new to archery, can I come to the club to try it out?

Of course! Prospective members and guests are welcome to visit the club facilities at Terrey Hills and see what we have to offer. 

The Club is not always attended, however normally, there is a committee member at the club each Wednesday and on the 1st and 3rd Sunday morning from about 9am. They will be able to speak with you and can explain the process of joining and show you around the facilities.  Guests can use the practice range under the supervision of a committee member but not go onto the 3 field ranges.

My child is interested in archery, can they join the club?

Definitely, children are welcome and can join either as part of a Family membership, or as Individual Junior (under 18) members. 

However, please be aware that we do not allow unaccompanied minors to use the facilities. A parent or carer must always be present.

Do you have regular shoots or competitions?

We have two main types of regular shoots throughout the year.

Our Club Shoots are competitive events with scores recorded and these count towards Club Awards presented at the Annual General Meeting in December of each year. We shoot 20 targets of 3D game animals for each Club Shoot.

Our Social Shoots are informal, non-competitive events using target sheets. These are a great way to start if you are new to archery. We also have special events such as our fun Christmas Party shoot in December.

You can find the dates of our Club and Social Shoots on our Shoot Calendar. Our Club Facebook page will also have regular updates.

Are you available for group events or fun shoots with friends? Do you hire out equipment for this?

We are a field archery club and have a limited amount of equipment available to loan to guests wishing to try out archery under the supervision of a committee member. Guests are welcome, however we cannot accommodate large groups and do not have equipment available for hire.

Can you provide lessons or archery classes?

While we don't offer formal lessons, there are a number of club and committee members who are always willing to help out new archers to learn the basics of the sport.  For members with their own bow, we have a Club Coach available to provide more focused training and technical advice. If you are looking for formal lessons, then we suggest that you contact Sydney Olympic Park Archery Centre at Homebush or Kuringai Bowman.

I'm interested in bow hunting, can you help with this?

We do have many dedicated bow hunters in the club and can organise for you to complete the R License Accreditation Program. This will allow you to hunt in many State Forests in NSW. We also organise club hunts from time to time.

Do I need my own archery equipment, and where is the best place to get this?

The club has a limited amount of beginner equipment available for guests wishing to try out archery. If you decide to pursue archery as a sport, the best way to get fitted out is to visit a specialist archery store and get set up with the correct equipment.

For Sydney residents, we recommend either Benson Archery at Granville or Abbey Archery at Castle Hill. If you are on the Central Coast then Full Draw Archery is a good choice.

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