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History

Mt Petrie Bowmen was started in 1964, with 4 original members. Tom Petrie was instrumental in getting it started on what was previously a small bore rifle range - complete with shooting mounds that were never entirely flattened until the big redevelopment of the late 90s. It remained a small club until the early 80s, shooting on fixed straw butts. Permanent target butts of sawn edge-on stramit were installed in the early 80s, with a staggered shooting line, and membership started to expand as a result of some Beginners' Courses being held.

In the late 90s extensive earthworks were undertaken to develop the Hannay Range into a level, 100m x 100m area, surrounded by earthen mounds, complete with permanent clout pad. Mobile target butts were introduced to enable a common shooting line.

The club is now recognised as having facilities amongst the best in the world, and is one of the top 3 in Australia. In 2000, the club hosted the British and Italian Olympic teams for their pre-Olympic training. Since then, several overseas teams have utilised the grounds for training, as well as the AIS.

In 2012 the Club opend an extensive Indoor facility. The new facility hosts Indoor Archery two evenings a week at the moment as well as being used in the weekends and mid-week days for special events.

The club hosted the National Championships in 2003, 2004, 2010 and 2011. As well it also hosted the National Junior Championships in 2006 and 2013.

 

Mount Petrie Bowmen http://www.brisbanearchery.com/ Updated Jan 4, 2017