Club History

Liverpool City Archers was founded in 1977 initially shooting at Moorebank High School and was founded by David Cole and John Ross who were installed as the first life members of the Club. In the early days the club was called Liverpool Pathfinders Archery Club.

Quickly the club outgrow the venue and a new venue was located at its current location, Helles Park.

This area was the old Liverpool Council Tip and could not been used for many other activities. The club formally moved in early 1978. The venue was quite primitive in those early days although it has some buildings already on the venue, a small shed currently the kitchen and a large shed currently our storage building. These buildings used on the old tip and left behind when the tip closed, with the permission of the Council the club utilized these building and they are still in use to this very day.

Importantly power and water was connected to the venue as a flow over from the operation of the tip.

David Cole work with the Corp of Army Engineers to level and top dress the venue as a training activity for the army saving the club and Council a huge sum of money to develop the venue.

The venue was initially given to the Club on a twelve month trial bases but it was not until 1982 when the club approached the Council for a more secure tenure that the than Liverpool City Council Mayor Mark Lethem moved a motion before Council granting the venue to archery and the club on a permanent basis.

The club has grown and diminished in size over the years with a peak of some 250 members in the 1980’s to as low as 20 members. Today the club is very healthy with over 180 members and growing with an annual participation rate of over 14,000.