Samford in sights of top archers

Published 6:00am 22 August 2022

Samford in sights of top archers
Words by Nick Crockford

Samford is set to host one of Australia’s biggest target archery tournaments of recent times.

At the time of publication 233 archers, from this country and overseas, had already entered the 2022 Archery Australia National Target Championships.

Many more are expected to register in coming weeks ahead of the championships, from September 29 to October 3 at Samford Valley Target Archers.

New venue

In fact, registrations for the tournament, on September 29 to October 3, have been so popular an additional venue will be used.

The round of 144 arrows, on September 30, will now be held at the Mount Petrie Bowmen club grounds in Belmont.

Other events during the tournament will be two rounds of 90 arrows on September 29 and two rounds of 72 arrows on October 1 - both at the Samford grounds.

Samford in sights of top archers

The 72 arrow rounds will form the qualifying rounds for archers who progress into the match play where archers or teams of archers go head-to-head in elimination matches.

Team match play and Mixed Team match play will be on October 2 and individual matches and medal finals on October 3.

Mayor Peter Flannery said it was an honour to host one of the most prestigious events on the archery calendar, ahead of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Sporting capital

“Moreton Bay is one of the fastest growing regions in Australia and events like this are a key part of our march toward the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games as an up-and-coming sporting capital of Australia,” he said.

Samford Valley Target Archers are indebted to Moreton Bay Regional Council, the state and federal governments for grant funding to improve facilities since moving to Samford in 2009.

The club has also been supported by Samford District Development and Progress Association and Bendigo Bank.

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