Archery Australia Board News – September 2020

Archery Australia Board News – September 2020


National Ranking Lists Locked and Activation of QRE’s

Following the lead of World Archery, Archery Australia will be keeping the national ranking lists locked until at least the end of 2020. Only when archers in all states and territories of Australia can compete, will these be unlocked again.

Meanwhile, Qualifying and Ranking Events (QREs) and state tournaments can proceed where state health regulations permit. QREs which were registered earlier in the year can be run from 14th September (to give registrants time to respond to advertising) and new QREs can be registered upon publication of the Board News, giving the usual 30 days’ notice.

Although national ranking lists are locked, state lists can be updated by the RGB Recorder. Awards and Records can be achieved.


World Crossbow Shooting Association Judges to assist at Crossbow Events in National Tournaments

To assist Archery Australia (AA) judges in officiating and running AA national, state and club events that include cross bow it has been recommended that World Crossbow judges undertake the National Event Judges programme within the Archery Australia online training structure.

This will allow WSCA judges to officiate/judge alongside AA registered  judges to facilitate events and strengthen our understanding of this division.


Gordon Pawson OAM

Archery Australia would like to recognise and thank Gordon Pawson for his contribution to Archery in Australia which has spanned over 53 years. Gordon, who commands tremendous respect amongst the archery community, turned 100 on the 13th September 2020 and Archery South Australia have written a wonderful article on Gordons life and contribution to archery, to view please Click Here


2020 Archery Australia AGM

The 2020 AGM will take place on Sunday 22nd November 2020. Due to the current restrictions across Australia this years AGM will be held electronically.

Further details will be posted to the Archery Australia website: Click Here


Archery Australia Board Elections

There are four candidates for two Elected Board Positions, these are (in alphabetical order by surname): Grant Cole, Ian Dall, Brian Hagaman, Melissa Mongan

The successful candidates will be announced in late October 2020 with the new Board to take Office on the 1st November 2020.


Appointed Board Member

In line with the Archery Australia Constitution, the current Appointed Board Members on the    Archery Australia Boards positions will be reviewed before any potential reappointment’s are made. As such the Archery Australia Board are asking for Expressions of Interest to become an Appointed Board Member.

For further information please Click Here


Coach Accreditation Transfer

To enable a smooth transition, and to bring the current Archery Australia (AA) coach accreditation in line with the AA updated coach accreditation, the following will occur:

  • All Archery Instructors will be transferred to become Level 1 Coaches
  • All Club Coaches will be transferred to become Level 2 Coaches
  • All Regional Coaches will be transferred to become Level 3 Coaches
  • All Coaching accreditation expiry dates between 31st October 2019 and 31st December 2021 will be extended until December 31st 2021.
  • All coaching accreditation that has an expiry date after 31st December 2021, will be valid until the stated expiry date.

Further details will be sent out to all coaches this week or can be found by Clicking Here


High Performance Polices and Documentation:

The Board have reviewed the following documentation with further details to be released in the near future:

  • National Squad Structure for Compound, Para and Recurve
  • Paralympic and Olympic Nomination Criteria Update
  • Athletes Committee and Athletes Committee Charter

Details of these programs/documents will be published on the Archery Australia Website shortly


2021 National Calendar:


Event Location
26-28th March National Para Championships Mt.Petrie Bowmen, QLD
TBC Australian Open TBC
15-20th April National Youth Championships Burnie Bowmen, TAS
10-11th July National Indoor Championships Various
30 Sept-4th October National Championships Burnie Bowmen, TAS
4-10th October World Youth Championships Perth, WA
November – TBC National Crossbow Championships TBC – SA
November – TBC World Indoor Series Sydney, NSW