I am writing to you in advance of what could possibly become one of the most desperate situations the people of Australia & more importantly, we, the members of Northern Archers might ever face. In light of the current lockdown of major Countries around the world, due to the rapid spread of Corona Virus, I am imposing some changes to the way our club operates.
All members MUST FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIVES AS FROM TOMORROW 14/3/20
1/ Anyone, be they a member or visitor is not permitted to attend the club grounds for 2 weeks following travel or contact with a person who has travelled anywhere overseas regardless of current Smart Traveller advise.
2/ If your school or workplace is closed or closing due to any student / associate becoming infected, you must not attend the range for the mandatory 2 week incubation period, following such a closure.
3/ We have cancelled the March Come & Try to prevent potentially unknown sources from using the club facilities and handling Club equipment.
4/ All members will now shoot 1 person per target and will not be allowed to pull another members arrows or to handle their equipment unless specifically asked to do so (please be considerate in choosing a distance that doesn’t cut the number of available targets down too much).
5/ Members are asked to use the club house sparingly and to only touch the bare minimum whilst in there. Glen 20 & disinfectant soap will be supplied so please wash your hands & spray any surface you use.
6/ If you choose to use the Field course (e.g. QRE tomorrow) we ask that Archers shoot individually from their peg. This may take a bit longer but please be patient. Each archer shall pull their own arrows
Over the next few weeks we may impose more restrictions such as-
Cancelling Club Leagues
We intend to remain open for shooting throughout this whole situation but we are dependent upon you, our members to do the right thing
You may believe this Virus is not going to affect you because most people recover but please be aware that your disregard for hygienic practice could easily result in the death of one of our older members. Some of which are already very ill & have next to no immunity.
Please look after each other & follow these rules. It’s the only way we’ll all get through this.
Wishing you good health
Northern Archers were formed in 1953 and have been at its present location since 1962. We're one of the largest archery clubs in Sydney. The range is nestled within Pennant Hills Park and is one of the best 7 days a week archery facilities available.
Archery is a sport that anyone can take up from around 10 years of age. You can shoot socially and/or competitively as your skills improve. It's completely up to you. Club members are around to provide guidance and if it's coaching you're after that can be arranged too.
Members of the public can access the range through our "Come and Try" sessions or Beginners classes only. Outside this, those shooting at the range must be financially current members of Northern Archers, or any affiliated Archery Australia or Archers Alliance accredited club.
Click here to read specific information that can be found in the Clubs Information Handbook.
Northern Archers of Sydney
Click here to go to more information about upcoming events as they OPEN FOR REGISTRATION over the coming months.
For beginners, seasoned Archers, junior and seniors alike, the Club conducts two progressive competitions per year with organised competitive rounds on a fortnightly basis where we all have the chance to compete in a relaxed club atmosphere and on a level footing.
It is a handicap event so everyone has the chance of winning - in fact the novice Archer has a greater chance of taking out the individual shoots because, arguably, the ratings system is weighted in their favour.
Please go to the "Club League" page for more details.
It is the responsibility of all range users to follow the clubs policies with regard to use of the range. These reminders below include, but are not limited to the following;
Duty Officer role - Members must do there utmost to fulfill their allocated dates for Duty Officer responsibilities per the roster. This is an integral part of the Clubs safety policy and requirement of membership per the conditions you agreed to when joining the club.
The roster is attached as a PDF document on the "Safety@Northern" webpage along with a roles and responsibilities description. It will also be posted on the SAFETY noticeboard behind the bow press with a contact list, so that if you cannot fulfil your duties you can swap with someone else and also call the next person to remind them that they are next.
Thank you for your cooperation.
CURRENT CLUB CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS POSTED ON ABOUT US PAGE
New draft Constitution and Regulations to come.