Photo credit: David Edmundson

Need To Know

New Gazebos!
We have ordered six new “Hercules” heavy duty gazebos with detachable sides, thanks to a grant from the BlueSky Community Trust. The grant will cover around half the cost, with the club funds covering the rest. The gazebos should be in service in the next week or so. If you are interested in taking one of the old gazebos, please let us know. Huge thanks to the BlueSky Community Trust for their support. 

Indoor Range Updates
Beware: 
Waka Kotahi has changed the traffic lights at the exit of the Waitakere Badminton Centre which impacts people turning right when exiting the driveway. Please take care – there is no longer a traffic signal for right turners. We are in contact with AT and may ask members for their support to lobby for change, pending these discussions. We will keep you updated.
New chain: We have put a safety chain inside the door to the indoor range entrance. When you enter the range please put the chain on, to stop anyone entering the range while you are shooting. When you leave, please return the chain to the latch on the door frame. 
New lighting: Next week our new lighting will be installed which means the indoor range will be closed for a couple of days. Once we have finalised timing with the electricians, we will advise you via email. 

NZ Field Archery Association (NZFAA) Marked Series
If you’re interested in Field archery, you need to know about the upcoming NZFAA marked series – in Whangarei in February, Whitford in March and TBC in April. Past President Kelly Atkinson is a keen Field archer and happy to share advice, transport and/or accommodation for these events. Feel free to contact her kelly@archery.ai

College Sport Practice on Wednesdays
Jan Lees is running two more practices (31 Jan and 7 Feb) for Mountain Green archers who will be competing in College Sport in 2024 as part of a school team. There will be lanes available for casual shooting alongside.

Burtons are the Best
Register now on Archery OSA for the Burton round at MGAC on 6 February. A Burton is 5 ends at each distance of 55m, 46m, and 37m (except under 16s who will shoot 37m, 28m, and 18m).  

North Island Youth Champs 10 & 11 Feb
Don’t miss the North Island Youth Champs hosted by MGAC and Auckland Archery Club.  MGAC is hosting Under 18 and Under 21 age groups (register here) with Under 16s and younger at Auckland Club (register here).

At The Club Over The Next Few Weeks

Saturday 27 January
9am Beginners Course (5 lanes)
1pm Club Shoot -brought to you by keyholder Hans Weekers
1pm Achievement Round*
*open to all members, the Achievement Round is an incentive for novice and intermediate archers to grow in skill, practice shooting at further distances, and meet other members of the club. The Shoot is 72 arrows at your chosen distance (30m, 40m, 50m, 60m, 70m, 80m, 90m) and once you have met the score you receive a ribbon and can move to the next distance the following month. The Achievement Scores are: Barebow/Longbow – 400  |  Recurve – 500  |  Compound – 600

Wednesday  31 January
4 – 5.30pm Practice for high school archers competing in College Sport (5 lanes)

What’s On In the District

EventLocation  DateMore info
Archery NZ Outdoor League SeriesMGAC (and all home clubs)Weekly to 11 MarchSee Archery OSA
ADAA Target Champs 2024Shore28 & 29 January See Archery OSA
Interclub ChallengeMGAC3 February 2024 
Burtons are the Best MGAC6 FebruarySee Archery OSA
North Island Youth ChampsMGAC and AAC10 & 11 FebruarySee Archery OSA
Devious DoubleAAC17 & 18 FebruarySee Archery OSA
NZFAA Marked SeriesMt Tiger Archers (Whangarei)18 FebruaryNZFAA website
National Field ChampsRiver Glade Archers Field Range23 – 25 FebruarySee Archery OSA
Interested in tournaments? Regularly check Archery OSA for all target tournaments across NZ, and NZFAA (NZ Field Archery Association) for Field events.

Keep In Touch

Have fun and safe shooting
Sarah
Secretary, MGAC