Archery is for all.  It is a precision sport and as a test of accuracy, strength and concentration, can accomodate a range of ages and abilities including athletes with a physical disability. 
It offers the opportunity to relax, to forget for a while the stresses of the day, to learn to concentrate and become disciplined in the art of Archery. 
The Victor Harbor Archery Club conducts a Beginners Archery Course when the need arises. For a course to proceed requires a minimum of 4 people and maximum of 8 so please contact the club via this websites contact page if you are interested.  The groups may be a mix of children and adults.
All our coaches/instructors are accredited by Archery Australia and have current DHS screening clearance.
  • Cost of course - $100 per person for 4 consecutive weeks x 1 hour tuition.
  • Full cost of course to be paid at time of booking
  • The course is held in the VHAC indoor facility at the Port Elliot Showground on Wednesday evenings from 5.30 - 6.30 pm. 
  • Participants will receive a 'Certificate of Competency' on completion of the 4 week course.
  • After receiving the certificate, a new archer is offered free insurance cover for a further 8 weeks enabling them to shoot with club members at the normal club indoor shoot - 6.30 pm for a 7 pm start.  An additional cost of $15 per shoot [$10 line fee & $5 equipment hire fee] is required at this stage.
  • All fees paid cover equipment hire, tuition, insurance cover and temporary club membership for 12 consecutive weeks.
  • At the completion of 12 weeks, if an archer wishes to continue shooting, they must join an archery club of choice and Archery Australia.  Details on the joining procedure can be found in the Membership section of Club Information menu on this website.
  • Beginner Course Booking form is available for download on left of this page.
  • Saturday coaching/course conducted by prior arrangement only.    
Further note:  in signing up for these courses as a temporary member, you are giving permission for VHAC to use your name and take digital images of you for VHAC publicity purposes as deemed necessary by the club.
Once notification of a course date is received, please complete the Beginners Course Booking Form and arrange full payment of course via direct bank transfer - details on booking form. 
* When making payment please identify purpose of payment [especially your name] e.g.  beginners/course/smith.  
A confirmation of your booking and fee paid receipt will be sent to you.  If you are unable to attend your course, please notify VHAC asap.
Parent or guardian must accompany all children under the age of 18 years at all times.
* Please contact Course Coordinator Paul Bagnell for further enquiries:
Telephone: 0417891814
The Victor Harbor Archery Club is a provider in the SA Government Sports Voucher Program. The program provides an opportunity for primary school aged children from Reception to Year 7 to receive up to a $100 discount on sports membership/registration fees.  One voucher can be issued for every primary aged child per calendar year.  
Further information re vouchers please visit :
Young archers
Lydia shooting with recurve
Beginner archers