History was made at Namoi Valley Archers with three generations taking part in a recent meeting. It was a rare and momentous occassion for the Hudson family with Wade, his father Darrell and son Elijah coming together.

Wade Hudson spoke to the Gunnedah Times about the experience.

“It was the first time we have been able to do it,” Hudson said.

“It’s a great opportunity to get out and do something altogether but also it is a great way to teach Elijah some discipline.

“There’s a lot to learn with the archery community and it allows him to get out of the house and away from the devices to see nature.”

Hudson started in archery when he was 14, gaining interest from school friends at the time.

It was from there where Darrell joined in. Hudson convinced his father to start archery and since 2004 the pair has been a part of the community.

Hudson also convinced his mother who was involved for around 10 years before stopping.

With Elijah becoming an active member, Hudson is hoping his son can develop the same interest he has grown over the years.

“My father was diagnosed with 

Parkinson’s so it’s one of the many things we do as a family but it’s a good way for my dad and Eli to spend time together,” Hudson said.

“Archery has a great atmosphere and is something the family can do together and it’s why I really want to encourage my son.”

The Namoi Valley Archers shoot every second weekend with a recent meeting on Sunday with Daryl Phillips leading the scores for the shoot.

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