Lightwood holds our regular archery practices from September to May (although during winter they can be held sporadically according to the weather and availability of marshals), and newcomers are always welcome to come along and try it out. Archery practice is generally held at our regular venue of Surges Bay oval (map below) and is a non-garbed activity. Set up is usually between 10:30-11am, and practice from 11-1, and numbers in attendance at set-up will determine whether practice goes ahead. As details may change depending on weather and the availability of our target archery marshals, before attending for the first time it’s best to check our Facebook group for up-to-date information, or contact the Captain of Archers (see below) to confirm.
Children are welcome to participate in archery from the age of about five (or when they are old enough to hold the bow safely and take direction from our archery Marshals).
To participate in the archery, all non-members, of any age, will need to pay a $5 insurance surcharge, which makes you members for the duration of the event and thus covered by our policy. If you want to come more regularly, a yearly SCA membership is $35 per adult, and any number of children can be added to an adult membership for free. A gold coin donation per adult towards the Canton’s expenses is also appreciated, but not required.
Archery is always subject to the vagaries of the weather, of course, so if it looks doubtful due to wind or rain, the best way to confirm whether or not it will be going ahead for the day is checking the Canton of Lightwood’s Facebook group, where any cancellation will be advised before 11am, or by calling the Captain of Archers.
The Barony of Ynys Fawr also holds weekly archery practice on Sundays from 11am at Kraken Hall, the group’s home at the Showgrounds, and newcomers are always welcome. Please go to the Barony’s calendar for more information on southern fighter and archery training, or check out the Barony’s Facebook page for any last minute changes.
For more information on archery in the Canton, please contact the Captain of Archers, Lord William de Bonnay (Terry Arnold), on (03) 6297 1083.