Australian Masters Games Postponed to 23-30 April 2022

In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation, the 2021 Australian Masters Games which were due to be held from 9-16 October 2021 will be postponed until 23-30 April 2022.

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This has been a difficult decision however, the health and safety of our competitors, officials and volunteers is our key priority.
The decision to postpone has been made in consultation with key stakeholders including the Confederation of Australian Sport and the Western Australian State Government through Tourism Western Australia, and careful consideration has been given to how we can deliver the best event possible to our passionate Australian masters sport community.
We will be in direct contact with those who have already registered via email regarding the postponement. Participants who are no longer able to attend the Games will be eligible for a full refund of their registration fees and the administration fee will be waived.
The 2021 Australian Masters Games team remains excited to bring the Games to Perth for the first time since 1993, and continues to look forward to getting active, social, and adventurous with participants in 2022.
We thank you for your ongoing support and understanding during these challenging times.

August 2021 Newsletter

The August Newsletter is now available! Catch up on the Archery NSW news here.

This newsletter includes:

  • Update on 2021 State Tournaments
  • Youth Championships Update
  • New Clubs
  • Elite Awards
  • Membership Extension

August COVID-19 Update For NSW Clubs

NSW Office Of Sport Update 

Thursday 19 August 2021 - extension of stay-at-home restrictions for Regional NSW

Due to ongoing concerns about community transmission, the NSW Government has announced that stay-at-home orders in place for regional NSW will be extended until at least 12.01am on 28 August, in line with existing orders for the Greater Sydney area.

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Regional NSW

To protect the people of NSW from the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, new restrictions will be introduced for all of regional NSW, effective from 5pm, Saturday 14 August 2021 until 12.01am Saturday 28 August 2021.

Stay-at-home orders will apply to all people who live in regional NSW.

This means the whole of New South Wales will be under stay at home restrictions.

This new order will replace any existing orders in regional NSW.

Greater Sydney

  • The current stay at home restrictions will remain in Greater Sydney until the end of September.
  • From 12.01am Monday, 23 August, the following additional rule will also be introduced for Greater Sydney (including regional NSW until 28 August):
    • Mask wearing will be mandatory when outside your home, except when exercising.

Additional rules for the LGAs of concern

From 12.01am Monday, 23 August the following additional rules will apply for residents and businesses in the LGAs of concern:

  • Curfews will be introduced from 9pm to 5am (except for authorised workers, emergencies or medical care) to help reduce the movement of young people;
  • Outdoor exercise is limited to one hour per day;
  • The government will provide further information on its education plan in due course.
The following new restrictions around workplaces and authorised workers from the LGAs of concern will be introduced:
  • Childcare workers and disability support workers who live or work in the LGAs of concern must have their first vaccination dose by 30 August;
  • Authorised workers who work outside their LGA of concern are only permitted to work if rapid antigen testing is implemented at their work-site or they have had their first vaccination dose by 30 August.
  • From Saturday, 28 August, authorised workers from the LGAs of concern are required to carry a permit from Service NSW declaring that they are an authorised worker and cannot work from home; and
  • From Saturday, 28 August, anyone entering an LGA of concern for the purposes of work must carry a worker permit issued by Service NSW.
  • From 12.01am Monday, 23 August, workers from the Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland and Fairfield LGAs will no longer have to have been tested for COVID-19 in the previous 72 hours to work outside their LGA.
We appreciate that organisations are awaiting advice about restrictions in regional NSW beyond 28 August. This information will be communicated once announced by the NSW Government.

NSW Archer’s Results At The 2021 Australian Open

NSW club, Sydney Olympic Park Archers hosted the 2021 Australian Open on 20-23 May. It’s was a fantastic few days of archery with the country’s top shooters battling it out.

Sydney Olympic Park Archers hosted the events on their grounds, the very same range where the Sydney 2000 Olympic archery competition was held and where Simon Fairweather (Australian archer) won gold.

With little wind across the four-day event, it made for some top quality shooting and exciting matches. The barebow event along with the mixed team matchplay added another element to this year’s event and went off very well.

The grounds looked impeccable and we thank all SOPA, the hardworking volunteers and the Sydney Olympic Park Authority for getting it in such great condition.

We would also like to all the officials, volunteers, organizing committee Members, sponsors for making it such a fantastic event.

2021 Australian Open from above (drone footage) at Sydney Olympic Park Archers

Compound Results

 Male Individual Compound 

3rd –  Jonathon Milne (NSW)

Female Individual Compound

1st – Ameera Christina Lee (NSW)

Mixed Team Compound 
3rd –  Jonathon Milne (NSW) & Ameera Lee (NSW)

 Female Team Compound

2nd – Katrina Robinson (NSW), Ameera Christina Lee (NSW) & Alyssa Mollema (NSW)
3rd – Amber Cook (NSW), Kerry Heath (NSW) and Maria Wright (NSW)

Male Team Compound 

2nd – Matt McDougall, Jonathon Milne (NSW)and Danie Oosthuizen
3rd –   Garry Robinson (NSW), Sho Shim (NSW) and Mitchell Campbell (NSW)

Recurve Results

Male Individual Recurve 

1st – Peter Boukouvalas (NSW)

Female Team Recurve

1st – Sarah Haywood, Ammrutha Vashetharan (NSW) & Kim Lavender (NSW)
2nd – Alice Ingley, Laura Paeglis & Melissa Spinocchia (NSW)

Barebow Results

Male Individual
2nd – Michael Fisher (NSW)

Mixed Team
1st – Mark Bartlett and Elizabeth Hole (NSW)
2nd – Michael Fisher (NSW) & Marianne Rieckmann

Male Team
1st – Michael Fisher (NSW), Mark Bartlett & John Deer
3rd – Peter Nelson-Furnell, Ross Gooding & Gregory Whiley (NSW)

 Female Team
1st – Elizabeth Hole (NSW), Marianne Rieckmann & Debbie Tremelling
2nd – Cristen George  (NSW), Kathryn Kiefhaber (NSW) & Emma-Lucille Blayney (NSW)
3rd – Donna Hurnall (NSW), Karen Deer (NSW) & Trudy Scott

2021 ASNSW Short Distance Championships

It is with regret that the Committee of Management of ArcheryNSW advises that the 2021 ASNSW Short Distance Championships has been cancelled for 2021, set down for weekend 24/25th July.

Both the ASNSW Committee and Penrith Archers have been monitoring the current COVID situation closely, however, with the announcement today of a further two weeks lockdown this has reinforced the decision to cancel the tournament.

Penrith Archers will provide refunds.  This may take 2-3 weeks as Gameday (previously known as SportsTG) have advised due to the large volume of events being cancelled across a large number of sports the system is overloaded. Refunds will be issued back to the card or PayPal account used to enter.

The ASNSW Committee will also continue to monitor the COVID situation and review upcoming tournaments to be held in August such as the 2021 Metropolitan and 2021 State Target Championships.

We know this is not the information some of you wanted to hear, but our priority is to keep our members safe.


June 26: Stay At Home Orders

Update from Sport For NSW.

Stay At Home Restrictions For Greater Sydney, the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour

Following the announcement of stay at home restrictions for Greater Sydney, the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour over the weekend, the Public Health (COVID-19 Temporary Movement and Gathering Restrictions) Order 2021 has been published. This Public Health Order replaces the previous Order and outlines restrictions across the state of NSW.

The stay at home restrictions apply to any person who lives in, usually works in, or usually attends a university or other tertiary education facility in Greater Sydney, including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour.

Persons covered by the stay at home restrictions cannot leave their place of residence without a reasonable excuse to do so. Reasonable excuses include:

  • Obtaining food or other goods and services in Greater Sydney;
  • For the purposes of work or education where it is not possible to do so from home;
  • Exercising in Greater Sydney;
  • Medical or caring reasons, including obtaining a COVID-19 vaccination.

No community sport (either training or a match) can proceed in Greater Sydney including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour. 

To support the stay at home restrictions, certain premises in Greater Sydney are directed to be closed to the public. These include:

  • Indoor recreation facilities, such as squash courts, indoor swimming pools, gyms,
    table tennis centres, health studios, bowling alleys and ice rinks;
  • Public swimming pools (except natural swimming pools which may open);
  • Entertainment facilities, such as dance halls; and
  • Amusement centres, such as places to play billiards or pool.

Persons covered by the stay at home restrictions are permitted to leave their place of residence to exercise. The following applies;

  • No more than 10 people can gather in any group;
  • Social distancing must be adhered to; and
  • The 1 person per 4 square metres rule must be adhered to.

Please apply and adhere to these restrictions in the spirit they are meant, and do not try to stretch the limits. Where practical, we encourage all persons in Greater Sydney to limit the number of people they come into contact with (ie. go outdoors and exercise on your own or in groups of 2 – 3 people, rather than groups of 10 where possible).

Restrictions for community sport in all other areas of NSW (ie. Regional NSW):

Community sport and active recreation activities are still permitted in areas of NSW where the stay at home restrictions do not apply (ie. Regional NSW areas). The following restrictions apply:

Fitted face coverings:

The following rules and restrictions now apply regarding the wearing of fitted face coverings
(ie. face masks);

  • A person must wear a fitted face covering over both their nose and mouth while in
    any indoor area of non-residential premises; and
  • A person must wear a fitted face covering over both their nose and mouth while attending a COVID-safe outdoor gathering or controlled outdoor public gathering.
  • Removing fitted face coverings:
    A person may remove a fitted face covering if the person is engaging in strenuous
    physical activity.
  •  The person must resume wearing the fitted face covering as soon as practical after
    the strenuous physical activity ends.

Capacity limits:
An occupier of a premises must ensure the number of persons on the premises does not
exceed the greater of;
a) 1 person per 4 square metres of space; / 4 sq m or
b) 25 persons. < / = 25

This clause does not apply to a recreation facility (major). See below.
For outdoor sport and recreation activities, the maximum capacity restrictions that were previously in place, remain in place.

This means, the maximum number of persons at an outdoor gathering must be calculated by applying the 1 person per 4 square metres rule, up to the maximum capacity restriction (as outlined below).

1. A non-controlled outdoor gathering – up to 200 people
Up to 200 people can gather in any outdoor public place, such as a park, reserve, beach or garden. These activities do not require a COVID-19 safety plan and are limited to 200 people.

2. A non-controlled outdoor gathering – up to 5,000 people
All outdoor gatherings of more than 200 people must be a COVID-19 safe outdoor gathering. To be deemed a COVID-19 safe outdoor gathering, the organiser must;
• Have and comply with the relevant COVID-19 safety plan.

3. A controlled outdoor gathering – up to 10,000 people
To organise a controlled outdoor gathering, the organiser must;
• Have and comply with the relevant COVID-19 safety plan;
• Ensure the event is enclosed or bounded by fencing or another form of
• Ensure the event is ticketed;
• Ensure all persons participating in the gathering (other than employees) are
assigned to specific seats or to a seating area;
• Ensure the gathering does not last any longer than 5 hours

Recreation facilities (major):
The occupier of a recreation facility (major), must ensure the maximum number of persons
on the premises does not exceed the greater of;
a) The total of –
i. 50% of the fixed seating capacity of the facility; PLUS
ii. 1 person per 4 square metres of space of any unfixed seating areas / 4 sq
b) 1 person per 4 square metres of space / 4 sq m
If the occupier of a recreation facility (major), calculates the number of persons based on
fixed seating capacity, the occupier must ensure;
• Admission to the premises is by way of a ticket; and
• All persons (other than employees) are assigned to specific seats.
Note: recreation facility (major) means a building or place used for large-scale sporting or
recreation activities that are attended by large numbers of people whether regularly or
periodically, and includes theme parks, sports stadiums, showgrounds, racecourses and
motor racing tracks.

Gyms and indoor recreation facilities:
The occupier of a gymnasium, must ensure the maximum number of persons attending any individual class or activity does not exceed 20 persons.
The occupier of an indoor recreation facility, must ensure the maximum number of persons attending any individual dance class or activity at the facility does not exceed 20 persons.
For both gymnasiums and indoor recreation facilities, the occupier must ensure that persons attending individual classes or activities wear a fitted face covering over both their nose and mouth while participating in the class or activity.

Note: recreation facility (indoor) means a building or place used predominantly for indoor recreation, whether or not operated for the purposes of gain, including a squash court, indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, table tennis centre, health studio, bowling alley, ice rink or any other building or place of a like character used for indoor recreation, but does not include an entertainment facility, a recreation facility (major) or a registered club.

Sport and recreation organisations in Regional NSW are reminded to review their COVID-19 Safety Plans and ensure they are up to date. All organisations are also encouraged to review the Public Health Order and stay up to date with the latest changes on the NSW Government COVID-19 website.


2020 Grants are now open for young Aussie athletes to apply

CompEat Nutrition Pathway to Paralympic Grant - 2 x $1,500 grants

The CompEat Nutrition Pathway to Paralympics Grant is for aspiring Paralympians. This grant will help two potential future Paralympians with Olympic level performance support and the additional costs incurred.

The grants cover costs relating to new and upgraded equipment, to compete in an international competition in their sport, to access additional coaching support and to assist with travel costs (particularly where additional cost to travel with equipment or a carer/guide is required). The applicant will need to provide a written endorsement from their State or National federation.

CompEat Nutrition provide a customised nutrition platform which includes the individual 24/7 support and contact to a member of our team of accredited Performance Dietitians for a 12-month basis. The two grant recipients will also receive free access to the platform. CompEat Nutrition services professional sports organisations as the Westfield Matildas, Socceroos and NSW Waratahs.


BlueScope Sporting Club Grant – 2 x $500 grants

The BlueScope Sporting club grant will be awarded to two registered sporting clubs affiliated with a National Sporting Organisation (as recognised by Sport Australia).

The grant must be used and demonstrates specific programs to include children with a disability, and/or have children with a disability as members of their clubs.

The funding can be used for new and upgraded equipment such as marquees, lights, accessible club room and restrooms, accessible technology for club digital, cost to implement programs specifically for children with a disability and / or education of club officials/coaches/volunteers on working with children with a disability.

Visit the Grants page to find more.


June 23: COVID-19 Update

Update from the NSW Office of Sport on the COVID-19 restrictions today announced by the NSW Government.

"Following updated health advice, the Premier has announced new restrictions to be introduced for Greater Sydney, the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour from 4pm today for one week.

We acknowledge your sporting organisations, clubs and associations may have questions regarding the impact of these restrictions on sport and recreation activities.
The Office of Sport will provide further updates on its COVID-19 webpage once the Public Health Order is released later today.
Given the dynamic nature of this situation, organisations are also encouraged to stay up to date on NSW Government advice at: "
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National Indoor Update

Due to the club previously supported by Archery NSW being unable to host the event this year, and no other club volunteering to take over, Archery NSW has had to cancel the State & National Indoor Championships planned for 10th and 11th July.

It is expected that the NSW State Indoor Championship will be re-scheduled later in the year.

Members wishing to shoot in the National Indoor Championships can shoot interstate, or those Clubs who can ensure that there is a National Judge in attendance may choose to run an indoor event closer to home.  Should you wish to run a National Indoor event, please refer to the information and registration process below.

Please see the following link which will direct you to the manual for the 2021 Archery Australia National Indoor Championships.

This information is now available on the AA website.


COVID-19 continues to impact our clubs. For current NSW COVID-19 restrictions please visit the NSW Government website.