Test run at Wolumla Rec Grounds

 

Around 20 members of Bega Valley Traditional Archers gathered at Wolumla Rec Grounds on Sunday (April 28th 2012) to “test-drive” the club’s new field course.

The purpose of this initial members-only event was the identification of issues relating to the positioning of targets and the integrity of safety protocols on the new course, which meanders through beautiful bushland in the foothills behind Wolumla Rec Grounds.

Two rounds of the initial 18 target course were held on the day; a two-arrow round in the morning, followed by a one-arrow round after lunch, during which much enthusiastic discussion about the potential of the course took place.

We are pleased to report that in keeping with our sport’s astonishingly good safety record, the day was incident free, and while the course will need just a little tweaking before we set a regular calendar of monthly events, club members gave the course an enthusiastic thumbs-up!

Bega Valley Traditional Archers hopes to commission the new course in the very near future, offering opportunities for local archers of all disciplines to engage in club and regional competition on a regular basis. In doing so we hope not only to develop the potential of our sport in the Valley, but also to contribute to the Valley’s economy, as visiting archers frequent local businesses and facilities.

Our membership has been advised that the club considers the bushland surrounding Wolumla Rec Grounds to be a nature reserve. Hence, strict policies and rules have been designed to foster a low environmental impact attitude towards our use of the site. A zero tolerance policy for interference with the site’s flora and fauna has also been adopted.

Bega Valley Traditional Archers Inc would like to thank the Wolumla Park Trust and the Bega Local Aboriginal Land Council; both partners in our activities at Wolumla Rec Grounds, for their support. We also thank Club Bega & Bega Country Club, and the local community for their ongoing support of our activities in the Bega Valley.

If you would like to know more about Bega Valley Traditional Archers, please browse this website.

The following photographs were taken on the day, by Trishia Toms. The video below was filmed and produced by Mr Raymond Toms of PI Productions

Competition winners on the day included:

Senior (Traditional): Mr James Murray 1st
Senior (Traditional): Mr Peter Langham 2nd
Senior (Traditional): Mr David Newell 3rd

Senior (Compound): Mr Ted Hooper 1st

Junior (Traditional): Alex Cesnik 1st
Junior (Traditional): Nic Standen 2nd
Junior (Traditional): Coen Anderson 3rd

Cubs (Traditional): Aurin Yang 1st
Cubs (Traditional): Robyn Yang 2nd
Cubs (Traditional): Ruby Newell 3rd