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The Benefits of Archery As A Team Building Activity

By Guest blogger Ian Simmonds

Archery is an activity suitable for everyone and Yarra Valley Archery Park provides an opportunity for groups to participate in this Olympic sport in a competitive but fun activity. The group is divided into teams.

After a demonstration and explanation of the safety procedures participants are fitted with arm guards, bows and arrows and have several practice rounds before the challenges begin.

Tuition is provided throughout the session and all participants contribute to the team score.

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Prizes are awarded to members of the winning team and ultimately the "Archer of the Day" is awarded in the final contest.

What will participants take out? 

  • Learn a new skill that focuses on coordination and concentration
  • Develop skills to contribute to the team effort
  • Improve coping skills with new challenges
  • Learn to use modern, high quality archery equipment
  • Participate in an Olympic sport
  • Have loads of fun


Pop the balloon

Various challenges are included in the session. One of the most popular is “How many arrows does it take to burst the balloon.” Others are: 

  • Score the best 3 arrows
  • Reverse the score
  • Single arrow round

 This activity is coordinated by Ian Simmonds and his staff from Yarra Valley Archery Park. Ian has had a passion for archery for over 50 years and established Yarra Valley Archery Park in 1994 so that everyone could try archery in a safe, relaxed and friendly environment.

Ian has won many Victorian Championships, held State Records and coached many National and State Champions and is a regular with conference groups at CountryPlace.

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