Archery is a great sport for developing mental focus and boosting self-esteem.

It’s what reconnection is all about

“For me personally, I came here three or four years ago now and I haven’t looked back,”  

“I’ve been shooting arrows with this club on a weekly basis and I consider them part of my family now. For me, that’s what this reconnection’s all about – participating in the local community.” 

Stewart Sherman

ANAA Adaptive Archery Liaison and Invictus Gold Medalist

Archery will test your accuracy, concentration and strength. It’s also an adaptive sport, and features on the Invictus Games program.  

You can participate in archery as an individual or as part of a team and there are a variety of forms of archery including recurve bow, compound bow, rarebow recurve, barebow compound, longbow, and crossbow. 


There are a wide range of opportunities within the sport, from social participation through to elite competition, coaching, judging and much more.  

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I found my purpose again

“Sport is so important for veterans and the archery community is a great one to join. Getting involved in sport gives you a sense of mateship. For me, sport has really been the thing that’s helped me get back to normality. 

“Through my involvement in sport, I’ve met fellow serving and ex-serving amputees and other injured ADF members. I found my purpose again through sport; fitness soon stopped being a hobby and became a way of life.” 

Mark Daniels
Navy veteran and former Invictus Games Sydney 2018 competitor 


In collaboration with our partners at Archery Australia, we are dedicated to introducing veterans and their families to Archery through the ‘VETS into Sport’ program is powered by Sport Australia’s ‘Move it AUS’ grant and involves fun and free family days where veterans and their families can shoot arrows and receive coaching at local archery clubs around the country.

To keep up to date with upcoming events and stay connected to the Defence community in your area join your local
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If you are interested in a sport that isn’t listed on our website, get in touch. With our contacts in the sporting industry, we have avenues to explore to help you find your tribe. 

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