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Can I join if I’m a complete beginner?

The club invites anyone to join, from the very beginner to the more experienced archer. Safety rules and basic shooting instructions will be provided by one of our club archers or coaches. This intro session will take approximately 30 minutes. There is no need to book or schedule with us*, just show up within club hours. Once you have completed the intro session, you may come and go as you like. Archers seeking to improve their archery skills can ask one of our coaches for advice.

*During O-Week and Week 1 of Semester 1, intro sessions are conducted hourly to reduce the work load on our instructors.

Some classes and one-on-one coaching are available from the head coach.

Details on that can be found here: https://www.suac.org.au/classes-and-coaching

Where and when is the club open?

St John's Soccer Oval, University of Sydney.

Mondays & Fridays, 12pm to 5pm

Do I need my own archery equipment?

No equipment is required as the club has all the archery gear you can borrow. The club owns recurves, compounds, longbows, arrows, targets and all other necessary equipment.

 

If you wish to purchase your own gear, please talk to one of our coaches before doing so to avoid mismatched equipment. Our club has partnered with an archery pro-shop (The Archer's Workshop) who will provide the correct gear to club members.

Archers with personal equipment will need their gear checked by our coaches prior to shooting. The club does not store personal equipment.

 

What types of memberships are there?

Social memberships are for archers looking to try archery and shoot casually. It does not include Archery Australia registration.

Full memberships include registration with Archery Australia which are for archers looking to pick up the sport a bit more seriously.

What are the benefits of becoming Archery Australia registered?

Archery Australia is the national governing body of archery in Australia (responsible for training archers for World Cups, World Championships and of course the Olympics). Becoming a member allows you access to all their resources and provides many perks/benefits such as:

  • Access to other clubs/ranges around the country (at their discretion though most are very inviting).

  • Available to register for any local, state or national tournament that is external to the club. (The club takes several teams to all major events.)

  • Provides you access to the national scoring database (Archer's Diary) where you score arrows digitally to track your progression. Archer's Diary provides a record of your scores, state & national rankings which can be compared with every other archer in the country.

  • Access to performance and classification awards/badges (provided by the club for free as well).

  • High performing archers have access to the national high performance program.

  • Club provides free team training programs for registered archers looking to compete.

More details can be found on their website: http://www.archery.org.au/

How much does membership cost?

Social Membership

$55 - USYD Student                     [SUSF $10 + Club $45]

$120 - Community Member          [SUSF $60 + Club $60]

*$15 discount for all renewing members

Full Membership

$171 - USYD Student                   [SUSF $10 + Club $45 + Archery Australia $116]

$236 - Community Member          [SUSF $60 + Club $60 + Archery Australia $116]

*$15 discount for all renewing members

**AA fee for juniors under 18 is $81.

All memberships last for one year from date of registration.

You can upgrade from Social Membership to Full Membership at any time.

*In comparison, a session at Olympic Park Archery Centre costs $31.50 PER HOUR!!!

Where do I sign up?

All memberships require signing up to SUSF and the Club:

SUSF & Club (Required):             https://jaonline.sport.usyd.edu.au/

NOTE: On the membership selection page, don't select under 'Annual Membership Only' as it will not give you the archery component. Scroll down to 'Club Membership' section to select archery.

For Full Membership, you will need to also sign up with Archery Australia:

Archery Australia (Recommended):     https://www.suac.org.au/aa-registration

*AA members will receive a membership card in the mail. Keep it with you at all times.

How far can we shoot on the range?

Our range is capable of the Olympic standard distance of 70 metres. A 90 metre target is also available under the supervision of one of our coaches.

Do you hold competitions/tournaments/events?

The club holds in-house tournaments for all levels of experience as well as arranging competitions with UNSW. We also hold fun & games events and novelty shoots throughout the year.

 

The Sydney Uni Archery Club is also a nationally registered archery club under Archery Australia. Therefore members are able to compete in local, state and national tournaments. All members will have access to the online national archery scoring database where you can see your scores, ranks and awards. New/beginner archers are encouraged to enter as they will have access to the club’s high-performance gear to compete with as well as coaching. We’ve had new first-year students win state medals and state records. High performing archers can apply for Elite Athlete Scholarship Program.

We also do suggest participating in scoring rounds where club rounds will be setup every session. Members who have access to Archer's Diary can score their arrows digitally and have them recorded for future reference. This will help track your progression and encourage improvement. Milestones are rewarded with awards/medals.

Is there a university team?

The club has 3 teams at different levels:

Casual Team - For entry level or beginner archers who are looking to dive into the world of tournaments and competitions.

Development Team - Seasoned archers who are already engaged in tournaments and training to further develop their skill level.

Scholarship / EAP Team - For scholarships archers or archers part of the Elite Athlete Program

More info on perks, benefits & expectations available here: https://www.suac.org.au/teams

Speak to our head coach for more details.

Do you offer scholarships or bonus ATAR points?

Bonus ATAR points are available through the university's Elite Athlete or Performers Scheme. Scholarships are available to USYD students through SUSF's Elite Athlete Program. Details here: https://www.suac.org.au/scholarship

I am an Archery Australia member of another club. Can I shoot at your club as a guest?

Archery Australia members from other clubs are allowed to shoot as a guest for no more than 4 times every 6 months. A range fee of $10 applies.

I have a child (under 18) interested in archery. What do you offer?

Sydney Uni Sport and Fitness also run school holiday programs as well as after school programs.

More details here: https://www.suac.org.au/classes-and-coaching

Children are also welcome to join the club, but we are only open Mondays and Fridays 12-5pm. They can shoot casually after school or you can book coaching sessions with one of our coaches. For juniors wishing to enter archery competitively, please contact our head coach for more information. They must be at least the age of 8 and must be supervised on the range at all times. There is a waiver to allow children over the age of 10 to be left unsupervised at the range. They will still be under the guidance of club officials.

Junior fees are:

$70 - Junior Member (Social)                [SUSF $25 + Club $45]

 

$151 - Junior Member (Full)                  [SUSF $25 + Club $45 + Archery Australia $81]  

Corporate Sessions?

The club does cater for corporate sessions or team-building sessions. This is booked through Chris at SUSF.

Chris Morrison
Programs & Participations Assistant Manager
T:    +61 2 9351 8903
F:    +61 2 9351 4962
c.morrison@sport.usyd.edu.au