April, Naomi and Katelynd Gwilliam will be competing in 3D archery this weekend for the Cooloola Archers 3D Club.
April, Naomi and Katelynd Gwilliam will be competing in 3D archery this weekend for the Cooloola Archers 3D Club. Renee Pilcher

3D Archery lines up

MONTHS of planning comes together this weekend for the Cooloola Archers 3D Club, hosting the Cooloola Pacific Championships incorporating the Queensland State 3D Point Shoot.

Cooloola Archers spokesperson Marion Brown said the club had been feverishly planning ahead of the weekend.

“There has been so much preparation leading up to this weekend but it is a big relief to have it all coming together,” she said.

The Cooloola Pacific Championships will feature Australian 3D archers facing off against old foe New Zealand.

Last year, Australian archers headed over to New Zealand to compete, but are now looking forward to home ground advantage.

Brown said nominations were not required, so it was unclear how many New Zealanders would be taking part.

“We know quite a few have indicated they will be coming, so the talent on show should be very impressive,” she said.

Meanwhile, the Gympie club, now established for three years and going from strength to strength, will host the Queensland State 3D Point Shoot for the second time.

Brown said the club secured the rights to host the competition again this year after impressing last year.

The general public is welcome to drop in and spectate. The club is located on Banks Pocket Road, adjacent to the Gympie Smallbore Rifle and Silhouette Club and competition begins today and tomorrow from 10am.

Brown thanked the Smallbore Rifle and Silhouette Club and the Gympie Clay Target Shooters for their ongoing support in the shared arrangement of onsite facilities.

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