United Archers begin with strong open day

Sarah Miller and her grandfather under the watchful eye of Russell Topperwien.

Sarah Miller and her grandfather under the watchful eye of Russell Topperwien.

United Archers held their inaugural open day, on Sunday, at their field in Blyth.

The field in action.

The field in action.

Despite the cold conditions the day was well supported with more than 70 people attending.

As well as a strong local contingent, participants came from as far afield as Adelaide, Williamstown, Spalding, Snowtown and Balaklava. 

Blyth Development Board member Ian Roberts officially welcomed the club as the newest addition to the Blyth community.

Once the official proceedings were complete, Ian was prevailed on to try his hand and acquitted himself admirably. The club looks forward to welcoming him back in the future.

United Archers thank the businesses who supported the open day with donations towards the raffle – some of these were Reilly’s Wines; Mainstreet Bakehouse; Mad Bastard Wines; YMCA, Taminga Hotel; Taylors Wines and Pinks Mitre 10.

The club also thanks Hot Shot Coffee for coming down for the morning to make sure everyone received their Sunday morning caffeine fix.

All are welcome try out archery with regular regular shooting days on the second and fourth Sundays of the month – shooting starts at 2pm.

A beginners course will be held over three consecutive Sundays starting October 21 at 11am.

The course will be $90 (including equipment hire) and will run for 90 minutes.

Numbers are limited, so please email your name and contact details to unitedarchers@outlook.com or leave a message on 041 300 4908.

Participants under 16 years of age need to be accompanied by an adult.

You can also find the group on Facebook – ‘United Archers’.

Archery is for all ages and anyone can enjoy the sport. The club has begun with a number of enthusiastic people who are keen to show anyone new to the sport.