Archery at Auckland Grammar has seen both regional and national successes over the ten years it has been offered as a sport at the School.
Early into term one, those interested are invited to sign up to a six session introductory course. This usually takes place on Saturday mornings. We have close links to Auckland Archery club which is based within the grounds of Cornwall Park. The club provides excellent tuition and guidance allowing students to become quite proficient even after this short time.
At the end of the training period the boys wishing to pursue Archery as their sport will be encouraged to join a club and purchase their own equipment, usually around $300 for a basic recurve bow, arrows etc. Students will receive advice and recommendations regarding strength and size of bow required.
The last couple of years has seen far greater competition between Auckland schools. Round robin matches and two main inter school competitions will be organised and provide plenty of friendly rivalry!
Once students have joined a club they are able to shoot during organised weekend club practices and develop their skills further. Many students that started their Archery during the Forms 3 and 4 have gone on and continued to hone their skills in their University years.
Terms played: All year round, main season is summer. There is an inter-school competition Terms 1 and 3
- Under 16's: Saturday mornings 10am - 11.30 am
- Over 16's: Saturday mornings 8am - 10.30 am
- Advanced: Sunday afternoons 1pm - 4pm
Practice times: Weekends throughout the year
Costs: Initial 7 week training course approximately $120. You only need to pay once the training course has been completed - $115 for the year's club membership. This includes a fee paid to Archery New Zealand.
Equipment: Supplied during initial coaching course and 4 weeks after that. Coaching course includes advice on buying equipment. Novice Archers are strongly recommended NOT to buy equipment until completion of the coaching course. Recurve bow and equipment $300 approximately.
Registration: At the start of Term 1
Other information: All training during Term 1 and subsequent weekend
The Master in Charge of Archery is Mr Jacobs. Students are able to speak to him in the Technology department during the School day or contact him via email.