Archery championships at Twin City



TWIN City Archers, Morwell recently hosted the Archery Australia Indoor State/National
The tournament welcomed close to 100 competitors to compete in a range of disciplines across the weekend of July 9.
Archers took to the Merv Grinstead Shed, taking aim inside the largest indoor facility in Australia.
A number of local players performed well, with juniors especially putting in noteworthy
Twin City Archers president Peter Bennett said it had been great to have the shed packed full of archers once again.
“We’re really happy with it, from all across the state we have some really good shooters coming in to have a go,” he said.
“They love the facility; a lot of them come from Melbourne, they come here for the atmosphere; we just invested in some overhead heating so it is a little more comfortable in the venue.
“Music playing, archery and socialisation, that is a big part of it, people coming down to see friends that they may not have seen for the last few years.”

Away from the championships, Twin City Archers has plans to build on its facility, including its outdoor field course.
“We’re improving all that, making for a bit more of a challenge for our targets, putting angles on them, and for 3D,” Bennett explained.
“Latrobe City are redeveloping all the clubrooms, that is a huge thing for our club, it is really is.
“We would love to host an Indoor World Cup, if we could do that it would be at least 1500 archers for a couple of weeks, from all over the world.”
Those interested in finding out more about Twin City Archers can phone Bennett on 0429 429 240.

Archery Australia Indoor State/NationalChampionships, held at Twin City Archers, Morwell/Twin City member results:
U14 Female Compound: River Tomski-Booker, Silver Aus Gold Vic. Caitlin Seddon 7th Aus 4th Vic. U14 Male Compound: Rhys Pollerd, Bronze Aus Gold Victoria. U16 Male Longbow: Christopher Proctor, Gold Aus Gold Vic. U18 Male Compound: Luke Couzner, Gold Aus Gold Vic. U21 Male Compound: Luke Couzner, 4th Aus Silver Vic. Open Female Compound: Alexandra Freebairn, 14th Aus Bronze Vic. Open Female Barebow Compound: Sarah Proctor, 9th Aus Silver Vic. Open Male Compound: Chris Bird, 12th Aus Silver Vic. Wayne Booker 51st Aus 10th Vic. Peter Mariani. 52nd Aus 11th Vic. Peter Peevers, 55th Aus 12th Vic. James Gaze, 74th Aus 20th. Vic Scott Thornton, 75th Aus 21st Vic. Open Male Recurve James Gaze, 9th Aus 5th Vic. Ashley Smith, 25th Aus 7th Vic. 50+ Male Compound: Peter Bennett, 15th Aus Bronze Vic. Scott Thornton, 35th Aus 8th Vic. 50+ Male Recurve
Ashley Smith, 7th Aus Silver Vic. 50+ Male crossbow: Adam Rhimes, Silver Aus Gold Vic.
Teams: TCAG senior Team: Wayne Booker, Peter Peevers, Alexandra Freebairn, 5th Aus. TCAG Junior Team: Luke Cozner, River Tomski-Booker, Rhys Pollerd, 3rd Aus. Archery Victoria Compound Team: Chris Bird, Sophia Southall, Lachlan Di-Battista, Peter Bennett, 3rd in Aus.