- You should never dry fire a bow as this can result in catastrophic equipment failure causing serious injury.
- A bow must not be loaded with an arrow unless standing on the Shooting Line with one foot over the Line and the signal to start shooting has been given.
- A loaded bow must only be pointed at the assigned target. It must never be pointed at another person.
- An arrow must not be shot straight up into the air or in such a manner as the arrow would travel beyond the safety zone of the range.
- A cracked or bent arrow or other faulty equipment must never be shot.
- A person must never stand forward of an archer about to shoot.
- If an arrow or part of equipment is dropped in front of the shooting line while shooting is in progress, it can only be picked up after shooting has stopped.
- When each student has finished shooting their arrows, they should stand back from the shooting line so the instructor can clearly see that they have finished.
- Only when everyone has finished shooting will the signal to move forward to collect the arrows be given.
Rules of Conduct
- Walk forward to collect the arrows, never run.
- Always walk up to the side of the target butt, so as to not to accidentally walk into the rear of the arrows lodged in the target.
- One person at a time should withdraw their arrows from the target.
- When withdrawing arrows from the target, make sure no one is standing in front of the target or in the way of the withdrawn arrows. Withdrawing the arrows may require some force and the arrows may come out suddenly from the target butt and the rear end of the arrow could hit someone standing in front of the target.
- If searching for arrows behind the target, at least one member of a group must remain standing in front of the target while others are searching.
- When carrying arrows, always hold them to the side.
- After each end, everyone must return to the shooting line and the range must be checked to make sure no one is behind the target butts or in the safety zone before the signal to commence shooting is given.
- Please be considerate of other archers who are still on the line. Don't distract them while they are shooting.
- When you have finished shooting, please take care not to disturb other archers who may be shooting on either side of you.
- The use of alcoholor other drugs is strictly forbidden.
- Smoking is forbidden within 20m of competitors or public seating.
- Paringa Archers must give way to members of the public who have paid to shoot during alloted public session times.
Archery Australia Zero Tolerance Policy
As an Archery Australia club, Paringa Archers is bound to this policy. All members, registered affiliates, competitors, staff, volunteers, parents/guardians, coaches, judges, team officials, family member and spectators must accept responsibility for their behaviour.
There will be a zero tolerance policy towards any inappropriate behaviour or actions by members, registered affiliates, competitors, staff,volunteers, parents/guardians, coaches, judges, team officials, family member and spectators.
Inappropriate behavior or actions may include but is not limited to: Harassment and Intimidation, Discrimination, Berating, Abuse, Bullying, Profanity, Sledging, Anti Social Behaviour, Persistently or willfully questioning or challenging the rulings of the officials, Match Fixing and Gambling.