Archery Australia Election Board Results
The Archery Australia Board is pleased to advise the appointment of Melissa Mongan and Brian Hagaman to the Archery Australia Board following the recent 2020 Elected Board Member Election. Archery Australia would like to welcome Brian and Melissa who both bring a wealth of experience to the Archery Australia Board. They will both commence a four-year term on the 1st of November 2020.
The new appointments see a change in personnel with John Hyde stepping down after serving on the Board for eight years and Grant Cole who has served on the Board for the last four years.
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Indoor World Series
Excitingly, World Archery (WA) are proceeding with their annual Indoor World Series (IWS) in 2021. Given the current global travel restrictions, WA have decided to proceed with a combination of live and remote events to get as many archers involved as possible.
The live events will be held as follows:
- Stage 1 – Lausanne 21st – 22nd November
- Stage 2 – Lausanne 19th – 20th December
- Stage 3 – Nimes 15th – 17th January
- Stage 4 – Vegas 10th – 14th February
Remote events can take place in two ways:
- WA Registered Tournaments
- Remote online club events
The WA IWS is open to Recurve, Compound and Bare Bow Recurve archers with both male and female divisions. It is an OPEN event so there are no age divisions. Archers will be ranked via their best three (3) scores.
The 18m Indoor Round can be shot either indoors or outside. However, any WA Registered IWS Tournaments must be shot Indoors under tournament conditions with the correct complement of judges. Prizemoney is also available through the Teams event for Recurve and Compound. An entry fee is required, and team members MUST shoot at a WA Registered Tournament.
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Archery Olympic Merchandise
The Australian Olympic Committee have released their Olympic Archery Merchandise which is available to purchase.
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Archery Australia 2020 AGM
A reminder that Archery Australia’s 2020 AGM takes place on the 22nd November, more information can be found on the Archery Australia website – Click Here
2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Nomination
The postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games until July 2021 means an amendment to the Archery Australia Nomination Criteria for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is required. Please note the following changes:
- The Games will still be called the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games even though they will be held in 2021;
- Any athletes already selected in the 2020 Australian Olympic Team will remain selected ie David Barnes, Ryan Tyack and Taylor Worth will represent Australia at the Games; and
- The three Women’s Recurve athletes selected to compete at the Olympic quota events in 2020, will now compete in the Olympic quota events in 2021. Alice Ingley, Laura Paeglis and Melissa Spinocchia will represent Australia at the 2021 Oceania Championships (CQT) and the 2021 Final Qualifying Tournament (FQT).
The amended nomination policy will be published on the Archery Australia website when final approval is received from the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC).
2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games Nomination
The postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games until August 2021 means an amendment to the Archery Australia Nomination Criteria for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games is required. Please note the following changes:
- The Games will still be called the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games even though they will be held in 2021;
- The six athletes who have qualified for the 2020 Paralympic nomination camp (to be held in 2021) remain qualified and do not have to achieve anything further. The six athletes are Taymon Kenton-Smith, Ameera Lee, Peter Marchant, Jonathon Milne, Imalia Oktrininda and Marek Steiner;
- The performance window for additional athletes to shoot the relevant Archery Australian Minimum Qualification Score (MQS) or higher at least three times has been extended. The scores must now be shot between 8 September 2019 and 1 March 2021; and
- The dates for the World Qualification Tournament (WQT) in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic have been confirmed as 4-11 July 2021 and the final Nomination date changed from 6 July 2021 to 18 July 2021.
The amended nomination policy will be published on the Archery Australia website when final approval is received from Paralympics Australia (PA).
2021 Archery Australia Regional Development Program
A great deal of work has been undertaken by the AA High Performance team throughout the COVID lockdowns to better resource and grow the AARDP program. The Archery Australia Regional Development Program (AARDP) began 3.5 years ago and is a nation-wide development program that looks to aid archers in RGB’s towards national representation.
During the lock down Archery Australia approved an increase in funding to all AARDP programs along with greater resourcing and a new, more consistent program structure. Archery Tasmania and Archery ACT have both approved the creation of an AARDP program for their membership. Both will connect their new programs to already established programming in their RGB.
Archery Australia can also announce that Archery Victoria have a new AARDP coordinator. Jan Lyons of DVA will replace Amanda Barkway, who after 3 years of work with the program, has stepped down. We thank Amanda for her effort and are excited to have Jan coordinating in Victoria.
To learn more about the AARDP program updates, along with the contact details of the program in your region, Click Here for more details. Programs are currently active in these RGB’s – South Queensland Archery Society, Archery New South Wales, Archery ACT, Archery Victoria, Archery Tasmania, Archery SA and Archery WA.
Sport Integrity Australia (formerly ASADA)
The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) ceased to exist by name on 1 July 2020 and Sport Integrity Australia (SIA) now functions as Australia’s National Anti-Doping Organisation.
Sport Integrity Australia is a new organisation that combines the existing functions of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority, the National Integrity of Sport Unit and the nationally focused integrity functions of Sport Australia.
More information on these changes can be found on the following links.