Addiction of archery

Irene Norman at Arrows Plus. Photo: Joe Mastroianni.

By Alesha Capone

For Arrows Plus owner and coach Irene Norman, archery is an “addictive” sport.

Her Point Cook business will be offering free come and try sessions as part of Wyndham council’s upcoming Healthy and Active Expo.

Ms Norman said at Arrows Plus, archers ranged in age from eight to 80 years old.

She said archery often attracted people who were not interested in team sports, or in being very athletic.

“For me, it’s really nice to work with these types of people who sometimes aren’t very active,” she said.

Ms Norman said people with disabilities could also enjoy archery, because equipment could be modified.

Marion, Gordon and Amelie (front) at Arrows Plus. Photo: Joe Mastroianni

“Archery is a life sport, but it’s something you can start at any time of your life,” she said.

“If you give it a try and you do like it, you can do it all the time, can do it occasionally or compete – whatever you like.

“But be careful, it’s addictive.”

The Arrows Plus come and try sessions will be held on Sunday, September 22, Thursday, September 26, Sunday, September 29 and Monday, October 7, at 17 Wallace Avenue, Point Cook.

All abilities are welcome. Participants with special needs should contact Arrows Plus before attending, so that appropriate arrangements for modified equipment or specific assistance can be made.

Contact 0417 538 672,, or to book in for the sessions.