Wagga Wagga Training Heats Up

Well, it's only a matter of weeks (10 in fact) now before WFAC 2016 in Wagga Wagga NSW and the dedicated few are out in the wee small hours, tuning up and waiting for sun to come up over the trees. 

A sneaky spy in the bush caught Linda, Eirean, Lisa, Julie and Jane in amongst the frost and shadows doing their acclimatisation training. Great to see the beanies out and the arrows flying straight and true ladies!!



When we got the 'Blues'

Yup, that's right, the corporate events team landed a beauty on January 15th and we all got the 'Blues'!

The Auckland Blues management team and squad popped in for the afternoon to try their hand at archery at our very own Massey Archery Club.

In case you missed the big event, here's how to find the relevant article in the Western Leader.

  1. Open this page http://fairfaxmedia.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx
  2. Select the 20th January 2015 issue from the calendar
  3. Go to page 18 and "Voilà"

Check out some of the photos from the event in our gallery here !!

Handicap IFAA Shoot Tonight

It's Thursday, its another fantastic day in Auckland, so why not come along to the Handicap IFAA shoot at 6:00pm.

Yes, Ocky's Handicap IFAA shoot is back!

Register tonight ($5 entry fee) and be in to win!

The format is a quick fire 14 target IFAA Field shoot, with handicaps set over the first 3 shoots.

This is a great way to make the most the great summer weather, so come along and join in.

72nd Archery NZ National Championships

Wow, what an awesome day shooting the 3D Field event! The 3D course was designed by our very own Mike Lainchbury and the feedback so far has been very positive.

Mike has very kindly agreed to leave the course in place after the nationals, so don't miss your chance to shoot a championship standard course on Monday 5th January at 10:00am here at Massey.

We had over 100+ archers here today on a hot, humid day and the competition has been intense.

Looking forward to shooting the World Archery Field event tomorrow!
If you're in the neighbourhood, come and see some of the best archers from around New Zealand, Australia and New Caledonia compete in our own backyard.

Goof luck to our Massey members competing tomorrow, go guys......... have fun.


Club Christmas Dinner & The Recliner Rockers (13/12/2014)

Hi Everyone,

Time is certainly fleeting at this time of the year so I want to remind you to set time aside this weekend for our Christmas do and prize giving shoot.

Saturday Night

If your work do flopped this year, bring a few of your favourite friends to our Christmas Function. You don't need to be a member to come along. This dinner is about showing off your club to friends and family. And to sweeten the deal, juniors are free with accompanying (and paying) adults.

$25 for the evening

Doors and bar open from 4pm. Dinner at 6pm and the Live band "The Recliner Rockers" from 7pm till 1030pm.

 If you haven't attended one of these evenings this year, this is the one to make plans for.
The parking is free and close by, the atmosphere is relaxed and the people are friendly. What more could you ask for.

Check out the band promos below

Belgian Beers and Back-Alley Blues

Recliner Rockers

The Presidential Weekend

Hi Everyone,

The Presidential Weekend is looming here is reminder to start saving your change so have no excuse not to attend. 

It kicks off Saturday 13th December with the Club Dinner. 

Doors and bar open from 4pm. Dinner at 6pm and the Live band "The Recliner Rockers" from 7pm till 1030pm. 
$25 for the evening. This is your club night, juniors are welcome as always, if you haven't attended one of these evenings this year, this is the one to make plans for. 

The parking is free and close by, the atmosphere is relaxed and the people are friendly. What more could you ask for. 

The next day, complete with a mild headache probably, we head out for quick morning shoot of my own design then dine on left overs from Saturday night for lunch before gathering for our club prizegiving and general ribbing of those who feature prominately. 
Sunday ends sometime late afternoon, please set aside the day to enjoy yourself.



Just a reminder for you to pull out those broken down old alumunium shafts or something similar, bling it out then fabricate or just buy some drawing pins for darts and get some preactice in for this Thursday night. 
Below are the rules and dates for the series. 

The Blow Darts series will run over three evenings, commencing on Thursday 14th August at 7pm then Thursday 4th Sept and finally 
Thursday 25th Sept. 
A 20 target course with specialties will be set up inside the Clubrooms. 

Entry fees per week: Juniors $2 
Seniors: A small bottle (stubbie size) or can of beverage 
- preferably alcoholic 

Prizes: Best launcher - week 1 only 
Best darts - week 1 only 
Junior - 1st, 2nd & 3rd each week 
Senior - 1st, 2nd & 3rd each week 

There are launchers and darts for sale from the Bar at $5 per set. 

For those who wish to make their own: 

  • •Must be made from an arrow shaft (aluminium obviously), with a maximum length of 53cm. Can be cut down using a hacksaw, grinder, snips, etcetera. 
  • If you do not own any aluminium arrows, our President Vaughan has some for sale at $2 per shaft. 
  • You can apply duct tape (or similar) at the blowing end for comfort. 

• These can be made from anything, but obviously must be able to fit in your launcher and have a sharp end. 
• The most common dart is a tall drawing pin or push-board tack (the ones with the coloured plastic tops), grinding or sanding down the edges so they fit in the launcher 
• Dress-making pins can be used, with a cotton wool ball or similar affixed to the top to enable propulsion. 

Safety is, as always, of utmost importance. Remember to inhale before placing the launcher in your mouth! 

Good Luck 

See you Thursday