About Us
 
We are a family friendly club that provides encouragement and archery skills development to people of all abilities and ages from 8 years old to 80.

We have 41 current members that are all members of Archery Australia and have completed Advanced Come 'N Try Archery certificates. A core group of us compete regularly at tournaments around the state of NSW and interstate.

                                         
                      A regular club barbeque, Photo by Margaret Nelson.

 
Past members of Mountain Archers include 2009 Australian Men's Recurve Field Archery Champion Steve Kilgannon and current Women's Masters Assisted X-Bow World Silver Medalist Sharon Grimston. We also have the currently ranked Open Men's Longbow
No 1 for NSW Steve Farrell.
One notable past Mountain Archers club member was Peter Brownlow who represented Australia in the Mens Open Compound Division at the World Cup Indoor Archery in Izmir, Turkey 2008. He and his team mates Pat Coghlan from S.A, and Clint Freeman Tas, came 4th in the Teams Event. Pete is currently taking a break from archery.

 
We have seven permanent strammit butts on a very scenic sports ground (Browntown Oval) which is fairly sheltered from the elements unless we get a fairly strong gully breeze blowing up the Megalong Valley. We have a large number of foam animal 3D targets that we can safely set up for target practise in the corner of Browntown Oval. We also own a number of portable foam targets that we use at our tournaments like our "Highland Fling" events in 2008 (see photos), and when we hosted the State and National Indoor Archery Competition in 2006 at Blue Mountain Grammar School gymnasium. Our amenities include a long sheltered verandah, w/c accessible toilet and ramp to the oval, men's and women's toilets, ashphalt car park, tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, bbq and pie warmer (great for those cooler days, so bring a frozen pie or pasty along in the morning and by lunchtime it will be piping hot!) All Archery Australia members are welcome, just show your current membership card and $5 shooting fee applies.


Mountain Archers Club was formed in the early 1990s and used to be located at Katoomba High School. It then was relocated to Peter Carrol Field, between Katoomba and Leura until there were complaints from nearby residents and dog walkers about stray arrows. In 2001 the current arrangement was set up with Blue Mountains City Council where Mountain Archers make good use of Browntown Oval, Mt Victoria.
 

 

 
Hi, why archery?:

It is a constant struggle with my form (technique), equipment and mental focus.

It feels euphoric and good for strength training, posture, and back, chest and shoulder muscles.

It's meditative. It's a non-confrontational sport.

Its a sport that suits families from ages 8 to 80 who can play together in well supervised fun.


I started archery to get away from golf and relax. Now I do golf to relax!

It is good for my maths. (Adding up the scores!)

I took up archery after my stroke. At first I tried shooting a compound bow, using a release aid I held in my teeth. Then, I discovered I could fire a crossbow with my good arm. I never looked back from there!

I want to shoot with the most modern equipment I can.

I want to shoot with the most ancient equipment, all traditional, except maybe use aluminium arrows.