At Lilydale we started shooting International Field Archery Association or IFAA for short, nearly 20 years ago, it was first setup as new challenge as unlike ABA you are required to shoot 4 arrows at all 28 targets – yes 112 arrows a round, for those who enjoy shooting arrows there is nothing like IFAA. It was first seen as great way of showing just how consistent your shooting form is, but has developed and is now seen around the archery world as a sport with an even playing field which continues to grow. What we call IFAA today was founded in 1970 when a group of field archers from the USA, Sweden, Australia, England, Scotland, Wales and Canada agreed on a set of basic rules by which Field Archery tournaments would be run. It is estimated that over 500 000 field archers in over 37 member countries from all continents have participated in an IFAA event. There is a World Title held every 2 years (Australia host it every 10 years) which rotates though out the world and although there is teams events any one can participate.


At Lilydale Bowmen Inc when we run an IFAA event every other month, it is always shot as a fully marked round – no need to guess the distance, not that knowing the distance means it will be any easier. One bonus is that when shooting this discipline you shoot with people of the same level and using the same equipment. After a couple of rounds shooting IFAA, long distance doesn’t seem as difficult either.


So you think you have what it takes to be the World Champion regardless weather you make it or not field archery is a great sport and at Lilydale Bowmen Inc we encourage everyone to try IFAA. Once you have shot it once you will be back to see if you have improved.



The first time a National Title was held in Victoria it was for IFAA at Lilydale BowmenInc.?

That 90% of the rules of shoot for ABA have come from IFAA?

The first time 3D was shot in AUS it was to IFAA Rules?

Lilydale Bowmen has more than 10 World IFAA Champions in its membership?


4 Of these World Champions had never shot an arrow until they tried it at LilydaleBowmen Inc.