The best of archery comes to Victor

AMONG THE GUM TREES: The idyllic setting at Back Valley, the home of the Victor Harbor Archery Club, which will host major championships.
AMONG THE GUM TREES: The idyllic setting at Back Valley, the home of the Victor Harbor Archery Club, which will host major championships.

It’s 2019 and the major sporting bodies of Australia are bracing themselves for another season of exciting sporting events such as the Australian Tennis Open, Tour Down Under, Australian Grand Prix or the Alice Springs Camel Cup.

Not to be outdone, Archery Australia and the Victor Harbor Archery Club will be inviting an influx of competitors to compete in National Archery Tournaments.

Beginning January 12 and 13, the SA Leg of the National Matchplay series will be held at the Victor Harbor Archery Club’s outdoor venue on Back Valley Road. Each state has held their Matchplay throughout 2018 and this event will be the last before the finals on March 3. 

For the first time, Victor Harbor Archery Club will be hosting the Matchplay Series Final with the event being held at the War Memorial Reserve in Victor Harbor. This will be an ideal time for the public to watch some of Australia’s top archers compete in a major archery tournament. The archers who reach the finals have worked hard accumulating points during the series so the pressure to perform at their best will be high. 

The Matchplay Series is just one of three National Archery Tournaments coming to Victor Harbor. Victor Harbor Archery Club will also be hosting the Easton Australian Open Archery Tournament, a three-day event, running from Febraury 28 to March 2. 

Qualification and elimination rounds will be held on the VHAC grounds at Back Valley and the final will again be held at the War Memorial Reserve in Victor Harbor.

To complete the trifecta of archery events for March, the World Target Trials will be held at the VHAC grounds on March 5 and 6. The purpose of these trials is to aid in the selection of the best archers in Australia to represent the nation in various World Archery Events. Different trials are held at various times with accumulation of points determining likely candidates.

The VHAC is fortunate to have Pat Coghlan as its Tournament Manager and it is through his hard work, determination and passion for the sport and the club, which has attracted these major events to Victor Harbor. Supporting Pat in dealing with the logistics and planning of these events are  talented members of the Victor Harbor Archery Club, in particular the current committee of Graham Potts,  Wendy Howell, Paul Bagnell, Kerren and Roslyn Black and Lydia Strutton.

If your interest lies in archery come along to either the Back Valley oval or War Memorial Reserve to see some of the best archers in Australia perform. For further information contact Graham Potts on 0408 809 538.

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