07, Apr, 2013

2014 Youth Olympic Games and Funding

Dear Colleagues

For those young (cadet) recurve archers with ambitions to compete in the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) to be held in China in 2014 please note the information set out below regarding possible funding support.

Archery New Zealand has registered an interest with the New Zealand Olympic Committee in participating in the YOG but as yet has not received any applications from possible young recurve archers.The age group who would be eligible is 14 - 16 years of age for maximum 17 years in 2014.

The Minimum Qualifying Scores are 60m FITA 1200/1200 and the 60m x 72 arrow round 610/600 (male/female).

To be eligible for funding and selection consideration the archers need to be applying to compete in the Youth World Championships in China  later this year. 17 male and 17 female places may be won at the Youth World Championships and a further one male, one female place to be won at the Continental Qualifying tournament early in 2014 at a place to be advised at the end of April.

If you are interested you need to advise Anne Mitchell ( convener of the Selection Panel as soon as possible.Do not try to contact NZOC or World Archery, that is the job of Archery NZ.

Carole A Hicks

National Secretary


2014 Youth Olympic Games Athlete Preparation Programme
Lausanne – 26 March 2013
The Olympic Solidarity provides an assistance programme named "Youth Olympic Games – Athlete Support" in preparation for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.
In view of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, World Archery Development Department would like to remind all Member Associations that there is an assistance programme provided and funded by your National Olympic Committees named “Youth Olympic Games – Athlete Support”. This programme is developed to assist athletes in their preparation and participation at the second edition of the Youth Olympic Games.

The assistance offered includes a scholarship to train at home or abroad, take part in specific training camps at home or abroad, participation at the World Youth Championships and Qualifying Tournaments.

World Archery encourages its Member Associations to apply for these programmes, by providing to your respective National Olympic Committees the athlete(s) profile, MQS, family and education situation, passport copy and any necessary information for the application process. You are also requested to copy World Archery Development Department Mrs. Deqa for information and assistance.

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