| Welcome

Located at Rawhiti Domain, Shaw Avenue, New Brighton, Christchurch, 8083. Please contact if you have any questions.

Founded in 1948 Christchurch Archery Club is located in Christchurch, the Garden City of New Zealand. We are run on a voluntary basis with club members running an elected committee. Since the Club's inception, several junior and senior members have regularly competed in both National and International archery tournaments. Consequently, the Club proudly boasts past and present Champions and record holders in several disciplines.

We cater for all abilities and different styles of archery including recurve, barebow and compound and beginner's courses are held regularly throughout the year, with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment. The summer shooting season commences on the last week of September each year and continues through to the last weekend of April approximately.

A shooting programme is determined at the beginning of the season and provides details of the club rounds, postal league shoots and upcoming tournaments.Christchurch Archery Club events are held each Saturday afternoon with scoring rounds commencing at 1:00pm unless otherwise stated in our programme.

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| Interested in Archery

So, you have tried archery on holiday, at school or at one of our come and try days, or maybe you have been inspired by the Hunger Games or watching the Olympics/Paralympics. Why not try our beginners Course?

We are frequently asked "what is the right age to start archery?" We are happy to take a child of any age as long as they can pull a bow and understand the safety. If you are not sure please get in touch with us to book a free assessment for your child!


| The Benefits Of Archery



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Our sport helps with mental focus, drive and resilience, perfect for mindfulness and letting go of everyday stress.

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| Range Returners

Are you looking to get back into archery? A simple refresher session can soon get you back up and shooting. To book your session email

We would like to reassure you that our club and coaches follow Archery New Zealand safety guidelines. We are ready to welcome you back to help you achieve your sporting ambitions in a social, fun and fully supportive environment.


| Have A Go!

Are you looking for a great team building activity for your next work event or are you an organisation or community group looking for something fun and collaborative to do. We have a team of dedicated coaches and volunteers ready to give you a fun experience. Duration: 2 Hours. Prices from $40 per person.

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| Archery For All

Christchurch Archery Club believe that archery is an adaptable sport that can be enjoyed by everyone regardless of background, age, gender or ability. As part of our "archery for all" belief we work collaboratively with Aotearoa Adaptive Archery to run sessions for individuals with disabilities and other in need individuals.

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| Kyudo

What is Kyudo?

Kyudo, the way of the Bow, is one of the ancient martial arts of Japan. Kyudo is not merely shooting an arrow at a target. It is a way of life, a journey of pursuing the truth, the goodness and the beauty in life. Unlike western archery, Kyudo is not a competitive sport against others. The competition is with your inner self to harness the mind and to master the technique. Kyudo is one of the most prestigious and respected martial art forms in Japan and around the world, practiced by many as a method of physical, moral and spiritual development.

Kyudo is an excellent way to achieve physical, mental and spiritual well-being. It helps to improve mind-body coordination, posture, balance, muscle tone and general physical fitness. Even more importantly Kyudo provides you a sense of joy and a feeling of accomplishment. It shows you the way to mindfulness.

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The Christchurch Kyudo Club have sessions every Sunday at Christchurch Archery range from 10-12noon. Normal sessions and beginners courses to suit all levels and all equipment is provided.

For further information contact our Kyudo club president and instructor Dieter Anke (5-dan, Renshi),