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January Newsletter

31 January, 2020

Welcome to 2020!

We hope you had an enjoyable Christmas and New Year period with family and friends - and of course got down to your local archery club at some stage!

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].  First up, the Annual General Meeting and National Outdoor Target Championships!

We have some great learning opportunities coming up with a Compound Training Camp in early March, and then in May we will be hosting a World Archery Level 2 Coaching Course.  Details below with more to come.

2020 National Outdoor Target Championships
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.

Tickets to the Banquet close soon - to be held Sunday 9th February.  Email [email protected] to order banquet tickets - we need to confirm numbers with the caterers on 3rd Feb - so please don't leave it until the last minute. $60 each.

Special thanks to our sponsors, and in particular Archery Warehouse, PTS Logistics and the Papakura Local Board who are our Gold level Sponsors for the 2020 National Outdoor Target Championships.

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).

The SGM will 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.

Annual General Meeting
The Archery New Zealand Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Thursday 6th February 2020 commencing 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, along with the Agenda, previous minutes, and other papers for the meeting can be found HERE.

We look forward to a strong turnout of members for both meetings.

Voigt Wins Gold

Congratulation to Mountain Green Archery Club's Meike Voigt who won a gold medal at the Women’s Barebow Indoor Archery Cup held in Sydney earlier this month.  Meike topped the qualifying with a score of 509.  Her nearest competitor Gaynor Boyd from Australia had a score of 461.

This result meant that Voigt had a bye through to the semi-finals where she met the 4th qualifier Jacqueline Green (Australia).  She took out this match 6-0.  On to the final where Voigt came up against Boyd.  This was a slightly closer affair with the final a 6-2 win to Voigt.  Congratulations!!

A number of other kiwis made the trip across the Tasman with Ben McLean another standout performer.  He finished 4th in the Recurve Men's division.

For a full rundown of participants and results CLICK HERE.

Save the Dates
Archery NZ National Field Championships 2020 will be held on 18th & 19th April at the Kapiti Coast Archery Club - save the dates. More info to follow.

2020 North Island Youth Championships
The Tauranga Archery Club will host the 2020 North Island Youth Championships on the 14th and 15th March with entries closing on the 6th March.  CLICK HERE for more details and to register.

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 are now available on Archery OSA - CLICK HERE.

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

World Archery Level 2 Coach Training
We have received Olympic Solidarity Funding to run a World Archery Level 2 Coaching Course here in Auckland.  This will be open to coaches from across Oceania.

For Archery New Zealand members you need to be a Development Level Coach or higher to attend.  The course will be run by Pascal Colmaire (Development and Education Director - World Archery) and James Park (Archery Australia).

Exact details are yet to be confirmed - this is hot off the press - but the course will tentatively be held from the 14 - 24 May 2020.  We will release more detail as soon as they are confirmed.

Recurve Development Team Confirmation
Archery NZ has now selected 4 Recurve Women to join the 4 Recurve men of Finn Matheson, Ryley Griffiths, Caleb Russ & Bradley Foster as the Archery NZ Development Team who will be competing Asia Cups in 2020.

There were a number of applications and the 4 successful archers are:

Vanessa Jim

Kelly Atkinson

Suzanne Sundheim

Emma Russ

Congratulations to you all!

Team Officials for Oceania Championships

Archery NZ would like to congratulate the follow people on their appointment as Team Officials for Oceania Championships 2020 Fiji:

Karen Moffatt-McLeod - Team Manager

Marianne Grant - Assistant Manager

Peter McLean - Assistant Manager

Robbie Anderson - Coach (Recurve)

Nate Butterfield - Coach (Compound)

A very experienced team who will lead what is expected to be a large team. Team announcement will follow at a later date.

Record Breaker a Success
The Record Breaker tournament was a huge success, with organisers able to fit in a mammoth three 72-arrow rounds over the course of the day.  Mountain Green Archery Club obtained with special help from the Tūpuna Maunga Authority which manages the Ōwairaka maunga to enable this to happen.

According to the World Archery calendar, the event was the first outdoor tournament in the world on 15 January 2020, which should enable the barebow archers in Cadet, Junior, Senior, and Masters Barebow categories to be holders of unofficial world records until their scores are bettered.

For more information and to see the records - CLICK HERE

Live Streaming

With the support of the Sky Sport Next platform we have been able to schedule live streaming of selected archery events.  The next scheduled event to be covered will be the National Outdoor Target Championships on the 9th February.  So if you are unable to attend this event you will be able to catch live coverage of the finals through the Spy Sport Next platform on YouTube.

Last year we covered the Caveman Challenge held by the Auckland Archery Club.  If you missed out on viewing this coverage please CLICK HERE.

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.

Have you liked our Facebook page?  https://www.facebook.com/ArcheryNZ.