DVA has a long and strong history in target shooting. We have produced State, National and international champions as well as VIS and AIS scholarship holders.
Target archery involves shooting at stationary targets at ranges from 18m to 90m (depending on age etc.). A target archer shoots up to 144 arrows in a ’round’ and must rely on good technique and good equipment setup in order to achieve their best. The most competitve form of archery in Victoria with competitions being held all around the country on a regular basis.
DVA is affiliated with Archery Victoria (AV) and Archery Australia (AA) who are the governing bodies for target archery in Australia. AA is also affiliated with World Archery who are the world governing body.
Target archers will have the opportunity to attempt for state and national teams at junior and adult level. National team members may have the opportunity to travel overseas to the world championships and even the Olympic games.
Target Archery also involves ‘Matchplay’, which is the type of competition shot at the World Championships and Olympic games. Matchplay involves archers facing off in a one on one shoot out for the final winner. DVA is the only club in Victoria to shoot matchplay rounds. (mostly indoor)
Target Range Information
DVA recommends that you do not leave your equipment unattended on the shooting line.
Please bring in your target faces and return target to specified distance when you have finished shooting.
Only enter target range via concrete path.
Keep at least 2 lanes free between archers shooting separately in other lanes.
Target Lane Usage:
Please return targets to specified distance after use.
Lanes 1-2 Closed – (Competition use only)
Lanes 3-5: 90m
Lanes 6-9 : 70m
Lanes 10-13: 60m
Lanes 14-16: 50m
Lanes 17-18: 40m
Lanes 19-22: 30m
Lanes 23/26: 20m
If you stay on the same lane and shoot a number of distance, please move your target back to the appropriate distance for that lane.