The second half of the uniform is black pants or a black skirt. If you choose to wear a skirt, it needs to be very wind-resistant (imagine what would happen if the wind gusted through while you were at full-draw!) Whether it is pants or skirt, these must be knee length or longer and fairly plain in colouring. Denim is never permitted as part of an archery uniform, even if the colour is correct.
If you wish to wear a short- or long-sleeved undershirt, it must be black.
The rain jacket is identical to the club's shirt and is also available from NZ Uniforms. It is not a mandatory part of club uniform - any rain jacket can be worn in inclement weather - but it is available for those who wish to look coordinated. Sizing is unisex.
Shoes are entirely up to your personal preference and comfort level. They must be closed-in shoes, as is normal on an archery range. No gaps of any kind are permitted, whether designed or worn into place. Sneakers, sports shoes, gumboots (in wet weather) or hiking shoes are the general preference. Modern hiking shoes do offer comfort, support and the ability to keep your feet dry in nearly all weather conditions.
Hats are also a personal preference item. Woolly hats or beanies in winter are equally as necessary as sunhats in summer. Sunhats usually are dependent on the stiffness and length of the brim, as this can interfere with your shot. Bucket hats are excellent as they have a soft brim, provide cover for the back of your neck and can be bent out of the way when you shoot. Baseball caps are fine, but the brim needs to be turned off the face while shooting - the peak is often blocking the string at full-draw.
The NZ Uniforms branch store in New Lynn stocks the Mountain Green Archery uniform, if you wish to walk in and try on the shirt or jacket. The address is 7 Rata St, New Lynn. Opening hours are Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm, or Sat 9am to 1pm.
Full contact details and a map can be found on the NZ Uniforms MGAC page.
The uniform is also available for purchase online. All online orders have a standard $7.50 delivery fee. You can either follow this link to the NZ Uniforms MGAC page, or you can:
- go to www.nzuniforms.com
- select Find Your School Or Club from the top menu
- select New Lynn from the Selling Location menu on the left of this page
- select Mountain Green Archery Club from the boxes on this page.
On the left hand side of the Mountain Green page is a Category Menu. Choose Uniforms to be taken to the uniform options available online.
The regulations for archers wishing to attend official tournaments registered with Archery NZ or to World Archery can be found here.