• Lydia Stutton

VHAC - Achievements for the Young and not so Young



The above article appeared in the Victor Times newspaper this week but some details were not included so read on for further riveting news!


The Victor Harbor Archery Club has produced it’s share of archers who have made an impact on both the world and national archery stages: Pat Coghlan - World Archery Champion, Simon Fairweather – Olympic Champion, Sherry Gale World Champion, Graham Potts – numerous state and national awards. Then there are the quiet achievers who are content to enjoy their archery producing scores that would equal the best archers in Australia – Paul Bagnell is one who fits neatly in this category.

Ultimately it is the youth in any sport that will carry the flag of their respective sport into the next generation of champions. Rhiannon Mills has been making steady progress in female Compound Archery and Callan Ineson continues to perform well in the 20 & Under Male Compound division.

Callan has recently attended the 2018 National Youth Archery Championships and Trans Tasman Archery Championships in Morwell Victoria, which when combining the two championships, makes for a very hectic and grueling 12 days of archery!

The Youth Archery Championships cover several disciplines: Clout, Target [90/1440 arrows], Short distance [WA 50/720], Field and Matchplay - quite a mixture and quite a challenge for our ‘youth’.

Callan’s results for the NYAC included 7thposition in Clout, 2ndTarget 90/1440 where he also received an Australian Star, 11thin Field with another Field Star, 12thin the short distance and 5thin the Matchplay. In the Trans Tasman Callan was part of the Australian team, which won the Team Male Compound Bronze medal.

Following the NYAC and TTAC Callan is joining the Australian team to compete in the 2018 World Archery Oceania Championships to be held in New Caledonia in July. The VHAC is proud to have Callan amongst our membership and hope this event will bring him both personal and National success and enjoyment.


At the other end of the scale, Graham Potts now eligible for ‘Master’ status recently shot a State Record at the Hills Archers Invitation Clout scoring 332 in both sections of the double Clout round.

One must also mention the progress and success from our newer archers. Brett Love following in the steps of son Isaac and shooting Recurve, is a man on a mission and proving with his scores, that he will make a very capable recurve archer!

Pino Mignanelli who originally shot with a compound, took up a Recurve bow but due to an arm injury, began shooting with his non-dominant side. In twelve months he has mastered the changeover exceedingly well, which is reflected in his steady upward scores.

Young cub Matthew Robinson is a determined chap, also progressing well and it is with pleasure that one can enjoy his youthful exuberance during the Saturday morning shoots.


After a short hiatus, the Victor Harbor Archery Club is again offering a Beginners Course in Archery. The club’s website – www.victorharborarcheryclub.com- has an outline of what the course involves. However with current restructuring some aspects of the course are a little different. It is suggested anyone interested in the archery course should call and discuss details with club President Graham Potts – mobile no: 0408 809 538.

There is a 'new look' to the VHAC Back Valley Oval grounds, so SA archers - come and check it out and enjoy a morning of inspired and comfortable shooting!


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