About Mountain Green Archery Club
Mountain Green Archery Club (MGAC) has been promoting target archery in its current location (on the summit of Mount Albert, Auckland) for over 70 years. Since its inception in the 1940's, the club has hosted and continues to host compound, recurve, crossbow and longbow archers.
The Mt Albert Historical Society has written a fabulous article on the history of the Mountain Green Archery Club, which can be found on their website by clicking on this link.
We have also been sent some memories of the archery club from the late 1950s. Former Field Captain Bryan Gillingham's memories and photos can be found here.
MGAC welcomes all archers, from absolute beginners through to experienced archers competing at international level. We do have a responsibility to our landlords, the Auckland City Council, and to the general public with whom we share the mountain. As such, we ask that all beginner archers - regardless of age - need to complete our six-week Beginners Course before they can become club members. All club members are required to sign in and out (in the club's logbook) when they are shooting on the archery range. We have set Hours of Use, determined by the Auckland City Council, to which we must adhere as part of our lease agreement. These are displayed on the sign at the entrance to the archery field, as well as being listed on this website.
The club's facilities are for the use of the club members and guests of the club. If there are archers who are not members but who wish to use the club's facilities, this should be arranged beforehand by contacting the Club Management first (click here). There is a Casual Use Fee for those who have permission to do so.
MGAC is a member of the Auckland District Archery Association (ADAA) and is the only club in Auckland to have both an indoor and outdoor range.
Mountain Green Archery Club has a very strong Youth (previously known as JAMA) division. Youth sessions are run on Sunday mornings, with two timeslots depending on age. The younger archers shoot from 9am to 10.30am, while the older group shoots from 10.30am till 12 noon. A particular archery round is scheduled for an entire month, and scoresheets are collected each week and recorded. Archers can come along and just shoot for enjoyment, or they can set their own goals and check their progress on a weekly basis.
The Youth archers' weekly shoot is also part of a nationwide junior archery league, where each archer's highest score for the month is submitted to the Youth National Coordinator. The Coordinator collects scores from clubs around the country to produce a national results table for each month.
If you are coming along to Youth Archery for your first time (after finishing the Beginner's Course), you should aim to arrive twenty minutes before the scheduled start time. In 2017, young people born in 2004 or later are in the group starting at 9:00am, and those born in 2003 or earlier are in the second group starting at 10:30am.
In 2014, Mountain Green opened an Indoor Venue on Royal Road, Massey. The Indoor Venue is a great asset, particularly with Auckland's unpredictable weather. The Indoor Venue is in the basement of the Waitakere Badminton Centre and has its own set of Rules of Use and Shooting Schedule.
Parking is at the rear of the building. The entrance door is on the motorway side of the complex. Most importantly, the compound archery targets are very closely set near the entrance door. If the Archery In Progress sign is hanging on the door, you must knock first and wait for someone to open the door for you. Details on how to find the Indoor Venue can be found in on the Contact Us page.