Petrovaradin Fortress is both historically marked and seemingly destined as aplace where warrior skills are gained, and, as such, it represents a perfect home for archery.
In terms of speed and clarity of direction, the arrow is similar to light and thought – a symbol of conquest over what appears to be out of reach. Shooting form a bow has always been characteristic for kings, it was the job of hunters, but also a spiritual exercise aimed at reaching perfection by becoming aware of and overcoming all of our imperfections. In order to hit the target, the bow, as well as our spirit, must not be too relaxed nor too tight, our breathing must be in unison with movement, while our eyes, arms and heart must remain calm. According to legend, if a person has a pure heart, even if they release an arrow in the dark,that arrow will hit the center on the first try. That is why archery is considered a noble sport.
Promoting this skill was just one of many reasons why the Archery Club NS 2002 was founded in April, 2002. The Club, which was born out of love and enthusiasm and has grown thanks to the energy and help provided by like-minded individuals and friends,offers its members space and equipment for learning and practicing archery, as well as closedclub areas intended for doing work, talking and socializing. Within the Club, there is also a School of Archery which offers courses that anyone interested in taking up this sport has to attend.Conceived as a harbor of competitive spirit and good mood, Archery Club NS 2002 aims to be both a house of sport, and a place where cultural events are held.