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Official Committee Terms of Reference

Judges Online Diary 



1. Active in archery for a minimum of 12 months. Under certain circumstances this may be waived by the Officials Committee.

2. Attain a minimum age of 18 years.

3. Be a current financial member (Individual Affiliate) of Archery Australia


     attend a Judge Seminar conducted by your RGB and pass the National Judges Examinations.


   successfully complete the 5 online judges modules at then,

   request the officials committee at to consider your application.




1. Be a current financial member (Individual Affiliate) of Archery Australia.

2. Serve as a National Judge Candidate for a minimum period of 12 months and a maximum period of 24 months and receive positive assessments from supervising National Judges. Under certain circumstances this time period may be extended by the Officials Committee.

3. Work as an official at 8 approved tournaments (including at least one Target and one Field tournament) under the supervision and assessment of a National Judge. National Judge Candidates may officiate at QREs but these must not make up more than 50% of the total days and must have been undertaken under the supervision and assessment of a National Judge.

4. Act as Director of Shooting or Assistant Director of Shooting under the supervision and assessment of a National Judge, at least once. 

5. Respond in writing to a minimum of 50% of the case studies in Judges News (minimum of 12 case studies to be completed).




To be reaccredited, a National Judge must actively participate as an official at the following level over a four (4) year period. ‘Participation’ can come in the form of any combination of the following, as long as the minimum is achieved:

1. Be a current financial member (Individual Affiliate) of Archery Australia.

2. Officiate as a Judge, Director of Shooting or Jury Member: (Minimum: 16 officiating days over 4 years)

                Note: a two-day event counts as two separate officiating days.

3. Respond in writing to at least 50% of all Case Studies published in the national Judges News. (Minimum: 24 case studies responses in 4 years)

4. Other judging events: (Minimum: 4 ‘other events’)

There is an expectation that judges will work collaboratively with other judges, outside of the tournament situation, at least once per year.

This may include, but is not limited to, face-to face discussion, Skype or phone discussion regarding Rules and their interpretation,

attending a seminar or preparing/training new NJCs.




1. Judges from Other Countries

If the Chairperson of the Officials Committee and at least one RGB Administrator are satisfied that an applicant who is an accredited National Judge in another country meets the requirements for a National Judge in Australia, that person may be accredited as a National Judge or National Judge Candidate (whichever is appropriate) in Australia.

2. Extension of National Judge Candidate accreditation period

Any National Judge Candidate who, due to exceptional circumstances, does not achieve accreditation as a National Judge within 24 months shall be required to apply in writing to the Chairperson of the Officials Committee for consideration of an extension.

3. Lapse of National Judge Accreditation

If a National Judge who loses accreditation applies for re-accreditation within two years of the loss of accreditation, he/she shall not be required to complete the online Modules, but shall serve as a National Judge Candidate for twelve months.


If a former National Judge wishes to obtain reaccreditation after more than two years have elapsed since last accredited, he/she shall be required to undertake the full accreditation process, beginning with the online Training Modules to achieve NJC status. 

Any National Judges whose accreditation has lapsed or they are not a current financial member of Archery Australia is no longer permitted to officiate as a National Judge.

Accredited National Judges

Australian Capital Territory
     North Queensland     New South Wales       South Australia
 Stuart Atkins      Stuart Gauld      Peter Bennett      Junior Alexander
 Andrew Blunden      Alan Kemp      Kristian Chambers-McLean      Carol Ashlee
 Stephen Caldicott      Terrie Neilson      Chris Clerke      Lesley Attrill
 Greg Cox      Darren Parker      Peter Coghlan      Jim Beatty
 John Dowden      Bill Robins      Adrian Downes      Norman Biggs
 Suzanne Hartshorne      Alan Whitton      Bruce Hall      Bruce Lang
 Robert Maguire            Daniel Hunter      Christopher Lech
 Mark Newnham            Lillia Hutchinson      Graham Lock
 Stephen Slack            John Hyde      Christopher Lowe
 Paul Smith            Jim Larven      Glenn Martin
 Michael Turner            Huseyin Pilavci      Jeff Nicoll
             Anabela Robertson      Robert Welden
             David Robertson      Robert Whittlesea
             Noel Snazelle      
             Adriana Tan      
             Kathy Vaughan      



South Queensland                    Tasmania              Victoria               Western Australia
 Paul Beavis                    Simon Allen              Anastasia Anagnostou              Coral Dandridge
 Phil Buhot                    Ian Bessell              Peter Cave              Chester Gibson
 Nigel Carroll                    Joshua Cortes              Chi Cheung              Kristina Glover
 Peter Clark                    Mark Dixon              Ed Crowther              Gavin Pikes
 Philip Gill                    Paula Duniam              Brian Fitton              Raoul Patel
 Alison Hagaman                    Andrew Fluck              Fergus Forsyth              Lynda Strawbridge
 Brian Hagaman                    Murray Frith              Edd Gough              Nick Towill
 Eric Halil                    Eric Hermanis              Alan Howell              
 Aiden Hughes                    Jeff Jones              Stephen Jacobs              
 Mark Logan                    Phil O'Halloran              Guenter Licht              
 Keith Manssen                    Karen O'Malley              Sheryn Licht              
 Strafford Stark                                  Terrence Lyons              
 Lynette Rankin-Tyack                                  Alex Moulder              
                                   Jack Myers              
                                   Peter Nelson-Furnell              
                                   Dawn Nelson-Furnell              
                                   Debra Popov-Conroy              
                                   Debbie Tremelling              
                                   Susanne Womersley              



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