Update from the High Performance Pathways Manager

If anyone has any questions about this program or any pathways related issues, Robert can answer these directly on [email protected].

Archery Australia new Pathways program was recently released in the latest AA newsletter. The NPS (National Pathways Squad) is the next phase of our pathways work and follows on from the work of our previous P24 programs. The NPS focusses on developing young athletes in the Recurve realm and a wider age range in Para space, who are aiming towards the 2028 and 2032 Games (Olympic and Paralympics).

The closing date of the first intake is 27th of January.

NPS program guidelines and EOI form.

Article on NPS.

2023 Youth Series

The Youth Series is a four round competition designed to be inclusive and welcoming to youth archers of all levels and ages.
Each round is followed by a social event where youth archers can hang out, reconnect and make new friends.

Competition rounds

  1. Armidale Youth Spirit, 13 – 15 January. Details and registration.
  2. Coast Archers Youth Challenge, 26 February
  3. Kidbow, 4 November. Details and registration.
  4. Hawkeye Youth Clout, 11 November.


The events will be stand alone events whereby the actual score will count. It will be up to the club as to whether they will award medals.
For the 2023 Youth Series, only kidbow will be handicapped.
Points will be awarded to the top 20 positions, with 20 points given to 1st place, 19 points, etc.
There will be two perpetual trophies at the end of the series: 1st Place Compound and 1st place Recurve.
Take home trophies will be given to top three places in compound and recurve.
Archers will need to have a base rating to qualify for scoring in any handicapped events in the series which is based the best scores from five target rounds in Archers Diary.

Who can enter

Any financial ANSW youth member providing the minimum distance they can safely and efficiently shoot is 30 metres.

Age divisions

  • Under 12
  • Under 14
  • Under 16
  • Under 18
  • Under 21

It is designed so that the maximum distance that archers in that division have to shoot is 30 metres.
That is with the exception of clout where Compound Under 12s will shoot 100 metres and Recurve Under
12s will shoot 85 metres.

Series trophy presentation

The winners of the series will be announced at the presentation night. Trophies will be on hand for a photo shoot. The trophies will be properly presented at the ANSW presentation night with the winners names engraved. At the same time, take home trophies/plaques will be presented to the top three places.

Archery NSW Presentation Night

The 2023 presentation night will be held on February 25, 2023 and recognises the achievements of our members in 2022.

Clubs can request to book a table; however, individual members will be required to register on-line, refer link below.  ArcheryNSW is in contact now with those members receiving awards on the evening.

Anyone who is unable to attend, their club will be able to pick up any associated awards at the conclusion of the event.

Register online now!

Elite Classification Awards 2021

These have been received and most have been distributed directly to clubs where more than one person has achieved awards, others have been mailed directly to individuals concerned.

Job Opportunity: National Compound Coach Archery Australia

Archery Australia is the NSO for Archery in Australia, and their vision is for Archery to be a sport for all, for life.  Archery Australia comprises of 3 levels of Management: The AA office & Board, State-based RGB & Local clubs.

About the Position

This has been on AA Website for some time – About the Job: The National Coach will be responsible for delivering on AA’s vision to be highly competitive at international level with a view to achieving annual performance outcomes.  The National Compound Coach will provide leadership, direction and development of the National Compound Program (NCP) at all levels, inclusive of domestic training camps. They will lead national compound teams at major international events including but not limited to World Cups and World Championships.

Click here to download the position description.  Closing Date: 12 December 2022.

Casual Vacancies Remaining

ArcheryNSW still has the following positions which remain casual vacancies: Secretary and/or Tournament Coordinator.  We have a great team currently, however, it would be even better if we could disseminate the workload.  If you are willing to assist, can you please send an expression of interest to the President – [email protected].