26 April, 2022
Reading back the December Newsletter, it is hard to believe that so much has happened in a few short months. In early December, we were looking to start opening the country and there was an optimism that the pandemic was diminishing, only for the large shadow of Omicron to cast itself across our lives.
Just as we started to take some steps towards a more normal season with a number of competitions taking place, Omicron started to take hold. With an uncertainty of what we could and should do, we have had to cancel our Outdoor National Championships.
Hundreds of thousands of people have caught Covid, with varying degrees of impact and sadly hundreds have lost their lives.
In this rather bleak time, it was wonderful to recently be able to name a team to contest the World Games in July. Our best wishes go out to Elizabeth, Lisa and Riku, as competitors and Cushla as the Coach/Manager of the team
The comings months will see more normal activity happening in our sport and numbers for the Indoor Nationals are already strong.
Whilst it is hard to even try and guess what the coming months will look like, I would like to express my thanks to the many people who are working tirelessly to move our wonderful sport forward.
Chair – Archery New Zealand