On target: Gympie Field Archers is having a come-and-try day this Sunday.
On target: Gympie Field Archers is having a come-and-try day this Sunday. Contributed

Field archers take aim

HAVE you ever been a fan of Robin Hood or had an interest in archery?

This Sunday, Gympie Field Archers is inviting any would-be Robin Hoods to come along and try out.

Spokesperson Rachelle Jarratt said the day is for people who have tried archery a couple of times or would like to try archery.

“It is an opportunity to learn the basics, one on one,” Jarratt said.

“Field archery in all its forms is one of the most enjoyable forms of the sport,” she said.

Instead of shooting at targets on a range, field archers walk in a bush environment shooting at fake animal targets.

“It is a sport that you can do from an early age,” Jarrett said.

She said different bows were available to suit physical ability and the sport was a great way to meet like-minded people in a sporting environment.

Instruction on the day includes an introduction to archery including safety aspects, technique and basic field archery rules.

The morning is free of charge and all ages and genders are welcome.

It’s happening on Sunday from 9am to around lunchtime when a sausage sizzle will be served.

Gympie Field Archery grounds are about 20 minutes from Gympie. Follow the Mary Valley Road, turn right on to Kandanga Imbil Road and left onto Barsby Road.

Contact Russel 5488 6223 for queries.

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