December Newsletter 2019

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December Newsletter 2019

December Newsletter 2019

23 December, 2019

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

On behalf of the staff and Board of Archery New Zealand I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and hope that you have a safe and enjoyable festive season with friends and family.

It has been a year of change for Archery NZ with the new structure of the board and various committees being put in place.  This also saw the introduction of my position as General Manager, joining Karen Moffatt-Mcleod (Administration Manager) as the contracted staff.  We look forward to continuing the improvement and growth of the sport in New Zealand throughout 2020.  I can be contacted on email at any time - [email protected].

2020 National Outdoor Championships

Planning is now well underway for this key event on the archery calendar.  The 77th Archery New Zealand National Outdoor Target & Open Championships 2020 will be held from the 6th - 9th February 2020.  The venue will be the Army Fields, Battalion Drive, Papakura, Auckland.

An invitation is extended to all archers & arbalests to come and enjoy with us this fantastic event. The National Championships aim to cater for all archers regardless of ability or skill level. We would like to see as many archers as possible at the event to enjoy the fun, friendship and competition.

The Target Championships will be decided on the results of a WA 72 arrow round. Individual and Mixed Team match play events will also be held for the Recurve and Compound archers. Crossbow will shoot IR900 rounds. The event will also play host to a leg of the Archery Australia National Matchplay Series.

Youth events are designed to accommodate the younger archers with distances appropriate to their age and skill levels and with helpers to assist with scoring. The Senior & Masters rounds will comply with the World Archery distances.

The Banquet will be held at Papakura Football Club on Sunday 9th February following the conclusion of the Nationals.  Our venue has a maximum of 150 for a seated dinner so tickets will allocated on a first in first served basis based on payment being received.  Tickets will be $60.  Once you have registered for the tournament you will receive an email regarding the banquet.

CLICK HERE for more information

CLICK HERE to Register

Special General Meeting

In accordance with Clause 11 of the Archery New Zealand Incorporated (Archery NZ) Constitution the Board of Archery NZ has called a Special General Meeting (SGM).

Notice is hereby given for an SGM of Archery NZ to be held on Thursday 6th February at 4.30pm at Papakura Football Club, McLennan Park, Papakura Auckland.

The purpose of the meeting will be to vote on the attached proposed changes to the Constitution.  Note:  No other business will be conducted at the SGM other than that listed in Motions One to Five.  The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will follow at the conclusion of the SGM.

CLICK HERE to view the full notice for the SGM

AGM Details

The Archery New Zealand Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Thursday 6th February 2020 commencing no earlier than 4.30pm (will follow at the conclusion of the SGM). The venue for the AGM is the Papakura Football Club Rooms, McLennan Park, Papakura Auckland.

The Annual Report including the Audited Accounts will be available soon with information to be published in the January Newsletter.

Board Vacancies

Five of the board members will be Archery NZ members. An additional 2 Board members will be appointed by the Board with a minimum of one independent member who does not have to be a member of Archery NZ. The Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson will be appointed from within the Board. Due to the early resignation of Callum Skeet from the Board and the retirement of Colin Mitchell & Robyn Denton from the board, we are seeking to fill 3 positions from Archery NZ Members.

If you are interested in applying please CLICK HERE for more information and to complete the registration form.  Applications close on the 2nd January 2020.

Coach of the Year

2019 Archery NZ Coach of the Year Nominations are now open.  Please see nomination form for details for nomination - CLICK HERE.  Nominations must be in to [email protected] by Sunday 5th January 2020 at 5:00pm.

Records Updated

The Archery NZ records have been updated at

Can you break some of these during the summer season? We think you can!

Make sure you register for your events using and check that you're a full member of Archery NZ.

Strategic Plan

The Board has been working on an updated Strategic Plan for the sport over the past few months.  It is still a work in progress with the intention to have a full presentation and discussion at the AGM in February.  This will be followed by a period of consultation before the final plan is signed off by the Board.  The Strategic Plan will start from 1 July 2020 in line with the financial year.

The detail that falls in behind each of the Pillars is being worked on at present.

To view the current plan CLICK HERE.

To provide feedback and any comment please email [email protected]

Live Streaming

With the support of the Sky Sport Next platform we have been able to schedule live streaming of selected archery events.  The first of these was the Caveman Challenge held by the Auckland Archery Club in early December.  If you missed out on viewing this coverage please CLICK HERE.

The next scheduled event to be covered will be the Outdoor Nationals in February.  So if you are unable to attend this event you will be able to catch live coverage of the finals on Sunday 9th February through the Spy Sport Next platform on YouTube.

We will be looking to schedule one or two more events in 2020.

Do you want to make History?

Mountain Green Archery Club in Auckland are hosting the World Archery Record Breaker 720's on the 15th January.

This is a World Archery Registered Event!  World Archery's new rules come into effect on 15 January 2020. This includes a new change to include the Barebow bow type in competitions. So - there's a great opportunity to set world records!

We invite ALL archers / bow-types to take part in this monumental event. We will offer up to three 720 rounds during the day, with shooting possible on the range from 9:00 AM-7:00 PM. The event will be run to precise World Archery standards to ensure scores can be eligible as world records, including strict adherence to dress-code.

For more information and to register CLICK HERE.  For all other upcoming events make sure you check out Archery OSA -

Compound Training Camp

SAVE THE DATE! 7th & 8th March 2020 Archery NZ will be holding a Compound training camp in Auckland run by Dr James Park from Australia. This will be for the Senior 2020 Team Compound archers and those on the list of intentions for Oceania Champs youth divisions - then any available spots will be first come first served. Further details on venue, time & cost will be available shortly.

Coaches are also encouraged to attend.  This will be a great learning opportunity!

World Archery

If you would like to keep up to date with Archery happenings from around the world then CLICK HERE to view the latest newsletter from World Archery.  This also includes links to the qualification criteria for the 2021 World Games.

Archery NZ Membership

If you are not yet a member of Archery NZ for this season then it is not too late to join. 

For all the information you need and to join please CLICK HERE.

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