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Twin City Archers targets international success in Latrobe City

Twin City Archers are aiming for international success

By Portal Admin - 3rd February 2018 - Back to News

Twin City Archers Gippsland Inc has its biggest year of events coming their way in 2018, with three state events, six national events and one international event being hosted at the club.

Latrobe City Council’s mayor, Councillor Darrell White, said the income generated for Latrobe City for each of these events was anticipated to be significant.

"We know that a similar event in 2016 - the Youth Nationals - brought in an estimated $900,000, with a total of $600,000 in direct spending. With the events scheduled for this year the spend should be more than tripled.

"With competitors coming from all over Australia, New Zealand and an international team from Indonesia, it’s a chance to put the Twin City Archers, and Latrobe City, on the map. Tourism opportunities presented by these sorts of events are part of our commitment to raising the profile of our region as a regional venue of choice for elite sporting and leisure activities," Cr White said.

Twin City Archers Gippsland president, Peter Bennett, said the club worked collaboratively with Latrobe City Council and other local business to support the program of events.

"Successfully applying for events of this stature is a real boost for our club and our region. We have worked hard for many years to improve the amenity of the facility: extending the indoor range, planting thousands of indigenous trees, improving drainage and fire-proofing the venue.

"The improvements our club has made over the past 10 years have come from a lot of different paths. Much of our funding and labour force has come from Work for the Dole programs but Latrobe City Council has been a huge supporter of our club with regular grants to supply funds for improvements. We have also applied for state grants and all profits from tournaments have been ploughed back into the facility.

"This has paid off now and we’re proud to be hosting so many elite events over the coming year. Archery Australia, the National Body recognised the work we have done, and offered us the Senior Nationals. This is a real boost for us, being recognised for our efforts, and we acknowledge the support of Council in enabling us to make the improvements necessary to expand our horizons," Mr Bennett concluded.

Late January 2018
Victorian State Target Championships, attracting 150 competitors

Mid-April 2018
Youth National Archery Championships, attracting 200 competitors Youth National Matchplay
TransTasman, Australian Youth team against a New Zealand youth team

July 2018
Victorian State Indoor Archery Championships and the Australian National Indoor Archery Championships, attracting more than 150 competitors

Late July/early August 2018
3DAAA National Indoor championships and a component of the ABA National Indoor Championships

September 2018
Twin City Archers Gippsland Field Grand Prix and the Victorian state 3DAAA championships

October 2018
National Archery Championships

Source: www.gippsland.com

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