2017-2018 Tasmanian Government Minor Grants Program
The Break O’Day Field Archery Club Incorporated has been successful in our application of $500 for the Tasmanian Government 2017-2018 Minor Grants Program. This grant will be matched by an equal amount from the Club to purchase bows, arrows and combination kits that will be used by people visiting the club.
During the year The Break O’Day Field Archery Club Inc. has a large number of people like to try out archery. The Club required more equipment to ensure that as many people as possible at an event or during normal club shoots can have access to a single bow. Over the past few years, we have already purchased and had donated several bows; but this additional set of bows will ensure that we have a full complement of equipment to offer participants across all fitness and age levels.
In February 2017 we purchased 5 dozen arrows for participants to use and this cost the Club $503.40. We initially used these for an exhibition we hosted for the Fingal Valley Festival and have since made these available to people that have visited the Club. We still have sufficient arrows for participants to use with this additional group of bows and together they combine to maximise your introduction to archery.
2017 Neighbourhood House Association Inc. - Op Shop Community Grant
The Break O’Day Field Archery Club Incorporated has been successful in our application of $484 for the Neighbourhood House Association Inc. - Op Shop Community Grant. This grant will be used by the Club to purchase a new and complete set of vinyl animal targets for the club.
The animal targets are an essential part of the field archery experience as ABA Club's replicate the skills required for hunting. The animals on the targets are predominately introduced species which have impacted detrimentally on the native fauna and flora of this country. In many instances, the animals are in plague proportions and cost both farmers and the environment immeasurable losses (livestock, decimation of native animals, erosion, spread of disease). For the vast majority of archers, the hunting experience will never be replicated in the wild.
Neighbourhood House is located in St Helens and the staff at the centre do an amazing job having a huge positive impact on the people of the Break O'Day region. Please visit their website to check out the great work they do.