Club History

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.

 

TIMELINE

Notable Members

Del Roache
From a humble junior archer, Dell Roache from Northern Archers, Sydney in a short period from 1954 to 1972 rose to become a household name in Australian Archery. Her amazing record of winning all NSW and Australian Target Championships from 1957 to 1972 with the exception of 1962 won by Alice Rumke of W.A. and 1972 Terry Donovan from QLD. Dell competed in three World Championships, Sweden, Holland and America. Today, almost 50  years since she retired from the sport with back problems, her name is still well remembered as one of our most famous Australian lady archers.

Margaret Ross
OAM 1982, awarded for Australian Paralympic archer. She competed at the 1972 Heidelberg Paralympics in the Women's FITA Round Open finishing 5th. At the 1976 Toronto Paralympics, she competed in archery and archery events. She teamed with John Kestel to win the gold medal in the archery Mixed Teams Open event. In 1982, she received a Medal of the Order of Australia for "service to the disabled particularly in the field of sport".

Scott Dumbrell
Whilst still under the age of 18 and competing in the Men’s Open Division, Scott won the Australian National Championships in 1979 - 80 to secure his place in the Australian Olympic team for the 1980 Moscow Olympics. He placed 13th at World Archery Championships in 1979 West Berlin Germany and placed 26th at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, Russia. Scott was the only Australian Archer in attendance at the 1980 event with no coach or manager with him. He attended both of these World Open Men's tournaments whilst still under the age of 18. A credit to his Club and Country.Thanks to Brian Cotter for details.

Phil Oliviero
Phil was everybody's friend...admired and respected by all who knew him. His commitment to his beloved Northern Archers was only exceeded by his enthusiasm to help people to excel and enjoy archery. Phil was an outstanding coach who sacrificed personal time to assist beginners and advanced archers constantly. He was proficient with sighted and barebow recurve, compound plus traditional longbow. His years of service in club management, working bees, and daily contributions to the archers and the sport of archery cannot be overstated.

Michael Naray
Sydney, Australia is an Olympic competitor for archery representing Australia. He was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing Naray finished his ranking round with a total of 658 points. This gave him the 30th seed for the final competition bracket in which he faced Jean-Charles Valladont in the first round, beating the French archer 108-106. In the second round, Naray was eliminated by Viktor Ruban (115-105), who would eventually win the gold medal. Together with Sky Kim and Matthew Gray he also took part in the team event. With his 658 score from the ranking round combined with the 665 of Kim and the 654 of Gray, the Australians were in 9th position after the ranking round. In the first round, they were defeated by eight seed Poland (223-218, the Poles had set the Olympic record with their 223 score). The Polish would not go on to progress further than the quarter-finals.

 

TOURNAMENTS AND EVENTS
Fred Herbert and County of Cumberland Clout

NORTHERN ARCHERS

 

FRED HERBERT MEMORIAL 

FIELD SENIOR CUP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTED BY THE FOUNDATION MEMBERS IN MEMORY OF FRED HERBERT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rec / Comp

M/F 

Equipment 

Event 

 

 

 

YEAR

CLUB

NAME

 

 

 

Field 

 

Fred Herbert Memorial Junior Cup 

 

1958

NORTHERN ARCHERS

MORT HERN

Recurve 

 

 

Field 

 

Year 

Club 

 

 

BOB LEACH

Recurve 

Male

 

Field 

 

1962

Parramatta 

 

 

DELL ROACHE

Recurve 

Female 

 

Field 

 

1963

Parramatta 

 

 

FRANK HILTON

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

1964

Northern 

1959

NORTHERN ARCHERS

MORT HERN

Recurve 

 

 

Field 

 

1965

Northern 

 

 

BOB LEACH

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

1966

Northern 

 

 

DELL ROACHE

Recurve 

Female 

 

Field 

 

1967

Manly F. A

 

 

JIM THORNE

Recurve 

Male

 

Field 

 

1968

Armidale 

1960

NORTHERN ARCHERS

MORT HERN

Recurve 

 

 

Field 

 

1969

Armidale 

 

 

BOB LEACH

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

1970

Illawarra

 

 

DELL ROACHE

Recurve 

Female 

 

Field 

 

1971

 

 

 

ROGER TRURAN

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

1972

Penrith 

1961

NORTHERN ARCHERS

BOB LEACH

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

1973

Epping 

 

 

DELL ROACHE

Recurve 

Female 

 

Field 

 

1974

Epping 

 

 

ROGER TRURAN

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

1975

St George 

1962

NORTHERN ARCHERS

ROGER TRURAN

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

1976

Epping 

 

 

FRANK HILTON

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

1977

Fairfield 

 

 

BOB LEACH

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

1978

Epping 

1964

MENAI

RON GREENE

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

1979

Epping 

 

 

GEOFF SMITH

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

1980

Epping 

 

 

BILL KENRGIG

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

1981

Newcastle PBC 

1965

MENAI

R. RAWLINS

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

1982

Newcastle PBC 

 

 

RON GREENE

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

1983

Liverpool

 

 

S. HANNING

Recurve 

 

 

Field 

 

1984

Northern 

1966

MENAI

R. RAWLINS

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

1985

Northern 

 

 

JOHN SKEWES

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

1986

Epping 

 

 

RON GREENE

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

1987

Northern 

1967

NEWCASTLE

JOHN GILLARD

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

1988

Northern 

 

 

STUART READ

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

1989

Holroyd

 

 

PAUL BROWN

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

1990

Epping 

1968

GREENLEES

ROSS HERRON

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

1991

Holroyd

 

 

BOB LEACH

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

1992

Holroyd

 

 

R. RAWLINS

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

1993

Westlake's

1969

Wetherill Park F.A 

James F.COTTER

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

1994

Liverpool

 

 

J. TURNER

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

1995

Illawarra

 

 

M. RUDGE

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

1996

 

1970

NORTHERN ARCHERS

DELL ROACHE

Recurve 

Female 

 

Field 

 

1997

Northern 

 

 

KEITH SHARP

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

1998

Warringah

 

 

MAX TAEKER

Recurve 

Male

 

Field 

 

1999

Newcastle 

1971

GREENLEES

R. HERRON

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

2000

Bathurst

 

 

A. HERRON

Recurve 

Female 

 

Field 

 

2001

Warringah

 

 

P. HAYWARD

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

2002

Warringah

1972

GREENLEES

R. HERRON

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

2003

Warringah

 

 

A. HERRON

Recurve 

Female 

 

Field 

 

2004

Warringah

 

 

G. HERRON

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

2005

Erina 

1973

GREENLEES

R. HERRON

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

2006

Erina 

 

 

D. HERRON

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

2007

Erina 

 

 

P. HAYWARD

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

2008

Erina 

1974

EPPING

T. HELLYER

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

2009

Warringah

 

 

James F.COTTER

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

2010

SOPA

 

 

T. DOUGLAS

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

2011

Warringah

1975

ST GEORGE

M. FEAR

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

2012

Warringah

 

 

L. BEARD

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

2013

Warringah

 

 

I. Mc PHERSON

Recurve 

Male 

BB

Field 

 

2014

 

1976

Royal Aero Club  Bankstown

M. FEAR

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

2015

 

 

R.A.C.B

J. LARVAN

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

2016

 

 

 

I. Mc PHERSON

Recurve 

Male 

BB

Field 

 

2017

 

1977

FAIRFIELD

James F.COTTER

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

2018

 

 

 

J. RAWLINS

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

 

 

 

 

R. RAWLINS

Recurve 

Female 

 

Field 

 

 

 

1978

FAIRFIELD

James F.COTTER

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

 

 

 

 

R.RAWLINS

Recurve 

Male 

 

Field 

 

 

 

 

 

J. RAWLINS

Recurve 

Female 

 

Field 

 

 

 

1979

ILLAWARRA

B. POLITIS

Recurve 

Male 

F/S 

Field 

 

 

 

 

 

P. GAVIN

Recurve 

Male 

F/S 

Field 

 

 

 

 

 

F. GAVIN

Recurve 

Male 

F/S 

Field 

 

 

 

1980

ILLAWARRA

K.EICHBERGER

Recurve 

Male 

F/S 

Field 

 

 

 

 

 

F. GAVIN

Recurve 

Male 

F/S 

Field 

 

 

 

 

 

P.GAVIN

Recurve 

Male 

F/S 

Field 

 

 

 

1981

LIVERPOOL

J. LARVIN

Recurve 

Male 

F/S 

Field 

 

 

 

 

 

M. LARVIN

Recurve 

Male 

F/S 

Field 

 

 

 

 

 

R. WHYATT

Recurve 

Male 

F/S 

Field 

 

 

 

1982

ILLAWARRA

K. EICHBERGER

Recurve 

Male 

F/S 

Field 

 

 

 

 

 

S. NELSON

Recurve 

Male 

F/S 

Field 

 

 

 

 

 

M. LARVEN 

Recurve 

Male 

F/S 

Field 

 

 

 

1983

ILLAWARRA

Y. GAVIN

Recurve 

Female 

F/S 

Field