Getting Started

Wanting to start archery?

If you would like have a go at archery, we offer the opportunity come down to our grounds on either the first or third Sunday of each month, to participate in our “ Come N Try” Program. That runs strictly between the times of 9am and 10.30am.

Age Limits

Due to the potential hazards that archery presents, the minimum age for new shooters at CCAC is currently 7 years of age. Though, our club has some discretion on age, for children who have previously been coached or trained or who have had significant prior experience*. Additionally, all archers under the age of 12 years require a parent or close family member to either shoot with them or accompany them every time they attend an event. This is to provide their child with the appropriate; care, supervision and to help them remain focused on the many safety requirements.

Organizing your First Shoot in our “Come N Try” Program

Be sure to check the Shoot Calendar (see Shoot Calendar page), for the dates of our Sunday shoots (usually 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month), so you can plan to come on a day when we shooting. To participate it is necessary to book in for a date, by texting Steve (on phone number 0419 984 300), as there is a limited amount of equipment and supervisors. If you do not book in you, unfortunately, will NOT be able to participate.

On the day, all new participants and non members need to have arrived, paid their shoot fees and signed in by 9.00am. This is necessary so that numbers can be finalised, supervision organised and you are present for the morning safety muster. If you arrive after 9am you will be unable to shoot that fortnight. The Practise Range closes at 10.30am, bringing to a close the “Try us out” session. But why not stay for a drink and a sausage sandwich from our canteen and a bit of a chat?

You can “Come N Try”  3 times ( over a maximum of a 3 month period), before you need to pay for a membership, (see the “Membership/Joining CCAC” page for more details).



For booking enquiries please contact;

Steve Heaton on Phone Number: 0419 984 300 (please only text during work hours)

or email:

or go to our Facebook page “Coffs Coast Archery” and leave a comment.

Costs (Shoot fees and equipment hire)

Juniors $10 including equipment hire
Adult $15 including equipment hire


We have a few low poundage bows that you can try out down at the club. We have quite a few very experienced club members that can advise you about places you can purchase your own equipment or you can do your own research. However you choose your gear you will need your own equipment before you can shoot further than 10 m on the range or in the bush at any of our outdoor events.

* this is at the club President's discretion

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