Come & Try Course

Mount Petrie Bowmen holds regular Come & Try courses that enable participants to experience Olympic style archery using safe modern equipment under the supervision of qualified coaches.   Everything is provided for your tuition.  You can come along as an individual or a family.  Completion of the Come & Try can lead to an opportunity to join the Club after doing some further training.  Contact the Club via our CONTACT US page for more details.

Bookings are essential.  Before booking, please read about the course below.

Click here to book into a Come & Try Course.

Location: Mt Petrie Bowmen (see the map on the Contact Us page)
  Archery Ave
  Belmont Shooting Complex
  1485 Old Cleveland Rd
  Belmont Qld 4153
Start Time: 

Saturday Courses 8.00am Please arrive by 7.45am

Sunday Courses 9.00am Please arrive at 8.45am


Saturday Courses – 11.00 – 11.30pm

Sunday courses – 12.00 – 12.30apm

Cost:  $80.00pp.  Payment by debit/credit card only.
Age:  Minimum 11 years of age.

Inclusions:      The course fee covers access to the venue, equipment hire, insurance, sunscreen and sufficient coaches to keep participants safe and the course moving along.  You will be assisted by our qualified volunteer coaches who are also experienced archers.

Exclusions:      If you already own your own archery equipment you will not be able to use it on the course.

About the Activity:    Participants will learn basic archery technique using recurve bows.  The course is conducted in our 30m x 30m indoor facility so it runs in all weather conditions.  If the weather is kind, we will go outside for a short time.  On arrival you will be fitted out with archery equipment according to your physical attributes.  Safety is a priority for us, so time will be spent at the start of the activity explaining the safety rules to ensure everyone is kept safe.

A Word About Archery for Kids, Especially Little Kids

A good archery experience has at least two elements that some little kids find difficult.  There is the physical element where the bow has to be pulled back many times, and this can be quite physically demanding.  Then there is the mental bit where there is a demand for the learner to be aware of their body and to understand what has to be done with their body and to be able to do it consistently.  Generally, we find that age 11 is the earliest at which children can deal with these two parts of learning archery. For this reason we strongly recommend against booking children under the age of 11 into this course.  Mount Petrie Bowmen reserves the right to refuse coaching to anyone who is not of the required age or physical ability.

PLEASE NOTE:  Parents/guardians of children under the age of 18 years are required to stay for the duration of the course, as they remain primarily responsible for the behaviour and welfare of their children.

Gift Certificates

We offer gift certificates for this course. Get in touch by email or give us a call and we’ll tell you how it works.

Fair Play Vouchers – What are They?


Mount Petrie Bowmen is a registered activity provider for the Queensland government Fair Play Program. Parents, carers or guardians can apply for a voucher valued up to $150 for their child or young person, which can be used towards membership and introductory course fees. For further information go to the Fair Play website.

Cancellations / Refunds

For full detail on cancellations and refunds read our Refund Policy

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