2 October, 2023
September 2023 Newsletter can be downloaded in full from here
50th Anniversary Indoor Nationals
The 2023 Archery New Zealand Indoor Nationals played out on the 19th and 20th of August. Patsy Vercoe and her Local Organising Committee (LOC) team put on a great event, thoroughly enjoyed by all that attended. Results can be found here: 2023 Indoor National Results
The upcoming AGM will mark one year since we greatly expanded our membership through club affiliation. We are now in a consolidation phase as we seek to provide value
to our clubs and serve our sport.
The Board recently approved the proposal from our Finance and Risk Committee to leave fees unchanged for the 2023-2024 membership year, with the addition of a 50% reduction for new members who join on or after July 1. This reflects the practice of many of our affiliated clubs reducing fees when members join out of cycle.
Looking ahead, the Board will be welcoming newly elected members at the AGM and also filling the two appointed Board positions, bringing us to our total of seven Board members.
Thanks, Katherine Watson
Archery NZ Chairperson
The Archery NZ Board is currently finalising the recurve mixed team to attend the CQT the Pacific Games. The team will travel as part of the bigger NZOC team.
World Archery Oceania update
As you may be aware Solomon Islands were scheduled to host the 2024 World Archery Oceania Championships. However, we have been informed that they are unable to hold the event. World Archery Fiji looked into stepping in, but unfortunately they are also not in a position to do so. The time frame is now too tight to look for another host, so at the Executive Committee meeting held recently it was decided to cancel the 2024 WAO Championships (allowing for the fact that the last championships were only held this year.
The Continental Qualifying Tournament (CQT) for the individual places to attend Paris 2024 will be a stand-alone event to be held on the 16th/17th March 2024 in Auckland - more details to follow as soon as they become available. The 2026 World Archery Oceania Championships are confirmed to be held in New Zealand.
NOTE: The 2023 Pacific Games being held in Honiara, Solomon Islands in November are still on track. The CQT for a mixed team to attend Paris 2024 is being held as part of the archery tournament.