Archery Australia have officially launched their new VETS into Sport Veteran Defence Force Program in partnership with Invictus Australia, thanks to the generous support of Australian Institute of Sport and the participation grant they have provided both organisations with.
Archery Australia and Invictus Australia have together received funding to invest into Archery based programs to improve the health and well-being of the Australian Veteran Defence Force community, with the program encouraging the engagement of more Veteran Defence Force service and ex-service men, women, and their families to become involved with Archery and give the sport of Archery a go!
Veterans into Archery focuses in on encouraging healthy and more active lifestyles by taking up increased sport and recreational activities.
Some of these activities that registered Archery clubs will be running include the following;
- Free Come ‘N’ Try Shooting
- Get introduced to the components of Recurve, Compound, Longbow, & Crossbow shooting
- Exhibition Matches
- Recurve Match Play
- Compound Match Play
- Learning the basic skills of Archery fundamentals, techniques, pressure shooting
- Hoverball Archery Inflatable Target Shooting
The days are for all the family, so come along, make new friends, build new relationships, and much more!
If you or your state RGB or Club are keen and interested in getting involved this program today please direct your enquiries to Invictus Australia or Archery Australia on the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
A big thank you to Archery ACT, Archery NSW, Archery Victoria and Archery WA for the Veterans events they’ve held! Please check out our Facebook page for photos and coverage of the events to date. We appreciate everyone’s assistance in rearranging events that had to be postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions and thank Sport Australia for their continued support.
Upcoming Events and Dates
TBC Adelaide Archery Club (SA)
TBC Townsville Target Archers (NQLD)
TBC Samford Valley Target Archers (SQLD)
TBC Archery Tasmania