16, Jul, 2012

News from the Secretary - June 2012

Greetings folks
We have all heard of the great success of our Trans Tasman team and we are very proud of them.
What has not been so readily publicised is the great example of sportsmanship displayed by two young archers, one from each country.

During the FITA event Marcus Barclay was calling and the two Australians were scoring.  At the end of the round Matt signed the score card for 1358. The medal presentation indicated the first place in the cadet men’s compound division went to Matt Tonowicz from Australia with the winning total of 1361. Later that evening the chief judge pointed out to Marcus that there had been a mistake in the scoring and in fact Marcus had the highest score of 1362. Marcus was pleased with the actual score because it was a PB for him but made no attempt to complain or be outwardly upset at not winning gold because he knew the mistake was not deliberate by his Australian opponents and at the end of the day the rule says it is his responsibility to check the score before signing.

However the word must have got around because shortly after Matt came over to Marcus and gave him the gold medal because as he said Marcus had shot the highest score. An outstanding, sporting decision made by this young Australian archer and we should all be very proud that the future of archery is in such good hands here and across the Tasman.

Talking of across the Tasman, the Board of Archery New Zealand is calling for team officials for the Australian Open tournament to be held at Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia on 13 and 14 October 2012.

The Board is seeking a manager and coach to support the Development team to be selected for that tournament.

The rules approved by the AGM 2012 are set out below and these attributes have been converted into an application form which may be downloaded from the ArcheryNZ web site.

A further form is available for the manager and coach of the New Zealand team to compete in the Oceania Target Championships and Oceania Commonwealth Championships to be hosted by the Mercury Bay Archers in early November 2012.

Like all tournaments apart from World Championships all expenses related to entry fees, travel, accommodation and uniform will be the responsibility of the team officials and archers. The Board will make every effort to obtain funding to support these teams.

By the time you read this,  the Board will have joined with all the other National Sporting Bodies to oppose the Te Uroroa Flavell Member’s bill which seeks to reduce the number of “pokie machines” and to give the allocation of profits over to local town and regional councils. We have also made our own submission and hope that each club did the same.

The major event during the off season will be the Indoor Nationals , good luck to all those shooting this event.

Hope the weather is not too bad and that we can all shoot outdoors in reasonable comfort.



Carole A Hicks

National Secretary

17.5 Team Officials

(i) Team officials will be selected by the Board from nominations received .

(ii) The Board will call for nominations for specified international tournament(s) from time to time and not less than six months prior to the tournament.

(iii) All nominations are to include a fully comprehensive list of information and relevant experience and skill of each nominee;
Name and contact numbers; Experience in Archery including:

(i) number of years in specified facets of the sport;

(ii) description of relevant specialist skills;

(iii) competitive experience and success;

(iv) general knowledge of the rules; equipment etc;

(v) international experience (competitor/official);

(iv) Nominations are to include a statement by the nominee that they accept the nomination and they are, to the best of their knowledge, in sufficiently good health to undertake a commission as a team official.