31 January, 2020
Welcome to 2020!
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
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
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 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.
Compound Training Camp
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
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
There were a number of applications and the 4 successful archers are:
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.
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
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