Need To Know This Week

Shooting on a Sunday morning? New guidelines here

Our Sunday morning youth lines (youth at 9am and MAGS at 11am) have become increasingly popular. To help us manage these groups and ensure there is some space for other members who wish to shoot alongside, we’re putting in place some new guidelines.

  • A maximum of 3 lanes will be available for casual shooting between 9am and 12:30pm every Sunday.
  • Casual shooters will need to be at the range either at 9am or 11am to facilitate lane allocation. Please be prepared to share targets and distances with other members.
  • Unfortunately we cannot guarantee a space for members who arrive after 9am or after 11am as lanes and targets will have already been allocated.
  • All archers will shoot and collect their arrows at the same time as a single line. 
  • The range will return to regular use from around 12.30 on Sundays. 

This applies only during term time. If in doubt, check the club calendar (available on the homepage of our website) or this weekly newsletter.

Achievement Round this Saturday

Free for MGAC members, the Achievement Round round is a progression from BAP, so it’s ideal for those who have completed their Gold Arrow in BAP, or are comfortable shooting at 40m or more. It’s 72 arrows (12 ends of 6 arrows) and you start at your closest comfortable distance. Once you’ve met the achievement score (see below), you can progress to the next distance the following month. Ribbons are free to MGAC members once you meet the achievement score. It’s also a great way to meet other members!

Distances shot:  40m, 50m, 60m, 70m, 80m, 90m 
Target Face: Barebow/Longbow/Recurve 122cm 
Compound 80cm @ 40/50m, 122cm @ 60/70/80/90m 
Achievement Scores:  Barebow/Longbow 400 | Recurve 500 | Compound 600

Calling all barebowers – first session 6 July!

Are you new to shooting barebow? Do you want to learn essential techniques from some of our best barebow archers?
John Way and Kerry Hoole are offering a two-session series for newbies to barebow – the first focused on technique, and the second on tuning and equipment. Even better, all proceeds will go towards supporting the MGAC archers and managers representing NZ at the World Field Champs.
You must register to participate – go to Archery OSA  here.

AGM: is the date in your diary?

Saturday 27 July, 1pm, Mount Albert YMCA, mezzanine room
At the AGM we will elect the officers and committee for 2024/25, and we’d love some new faces and fresh energy. Talk to any current committee member to find out more.

At The Club This Week

Saturday 29 June
1pm-3pm* Club Shoot brought to you by keyholder Andrew Fong
* Note the range closes at the end of the club shoot unless another keyholder arrives

Sunday 30 June
9 – 10.30am Youth Line (12 lanes) – limited space for casual shooting – be there by 9am 
11 – 12.30 MAGS Line (12 lanes) –  limited space for casual shooting – be there by 11am 
1 – 2.30pm Young Adults Development Group (up to 3 lanes)

What’s On In The District

From 17 JuneIndoor League SeriesAll ClubsDetails on Archery OSA
30 JuneArchery Warehouse Series #1AACDetails on Archery OSA
13 JulyLicence to AimMGACDetails on Archery OSA
24 AugustBullseye RoyaleMGACDetails on Archery OSA
15 SeptNZFAA Bowhunter SeriesLakeview ArchersSee NZFAA website 
6 OctADAA Season Opening DayAuckland Archery ClubRegister via Archery OSA
Remember to check Archery OSA for Archery NZ target tournaments, and NZFAA (NZ Field Archery Association) for Field events. 


Keep In Touch

Have fun and safe shooting

Secretary, MGAC