Kapiti Coast Archery Club is located in Paraparaumu where we practice Field Archery. Unlike target archery (Olympic style), field archery is conducted surrounded by nature and very often on uneven ground. You will find yourself aiming your bow uphill, downhill, between trees and bushes, over streams and on special occasions even at moving targets! Our targets consist of life-sized, rubber models of real animals (known as ‘3D’ targets), pictures of animals, silhouettes and sometimes the more common notion of a target – circles and numbered rings.

Every Sunday morning we shoot a different course where groups of up to four archers go around together – much like golf but far more satisfying in a primaeval kind of way! The courses are designed to provide fun for all ages and abilities.

In 2021 we relocated from our home of over 15 years in Reikiorangi to 128 Mahaki Road Nikau Valley this was a massive undertaking and will be in progress for some time yet.

We conduct our sport according to the rules of our national and international governing bodies which ensures both a high standard of safety and a consistent framework for competitions both here and overseas. We have both National and World Champions at KCAC, so there are plenty of opportunities if you want to get serious…!

We welcome all types of bow, ranging from traditional wooden bows to classic styles made with modern materials through to the latest, high-powered setups with all the bells and whistles (not crossbows though). If you’re not sure where to start, we can advise you and get you shooting with club bows until you decide which type to buy. Note that we do not have a shop so our members will generally be happy to share their own experiences of purchases they’ve made in the past.

We have members of all experience levels and ages. Please note: members must be older than 10 years old for safety reasons.

So, if you’ve ever fancied yourself as a ‘Robin’, ‘Katniss’ or ‘Legolas’, then do check us out!

President: Peter Bevan

Vice President/ Field Captain: Deneitz Geyser

Secretary: Jeanette Summers

Treasurer: Ann Mulligan

Registrar: John Butler

Committee Members: Bella Robinson, Amelia Fitton, Russell Steele, Chris Higgs, Derrick Rains

Coaching Co-ordinator: Peter Hardstaff