Hello All,

Hope you all had a good break. The Christmas Crackers have given me a
plethora of new jokes. Woo Hoo.

Have fun and take care.

Regards

Peter Mc [?]

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There are heaps of invites / results etc. Please check the attached
documents.

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*NEWS FROM Archery Australia – December 2013*

Archery Insights – December Edition can be found on the Archery Australia
website at the following link –

http://www.archery.org.au/News/ArtMID/2140/ArticleID/170674/Archery-Insights-December-2013

2014 Youth Olympic Games

The 2014 Youth Olympic Games will be conducted in Nanjing China from the
16th- 28th August 2014.

The International Olympic Committee has imposed a maximum limit of 70
athletes, from individual sports like Archery there is a maximum of two
athletes (one male and one female) for each country.

There are 3 events in the Archery competition in the Youth Olympic Games:
Men’s Individual, Women’s Individual and Mixed Team. The Mixed Teams
consists of 2 athletes of different gender and teamed up according to the
ranking of each gender in the Ranking Round – they may be from different or
the same country.

– 32 athletes will compete in the Men’s Individual event.
– 32 athletes will compete in the Women’s Individual event.
– All 64 athletes will compete in the Mixed Team event.

A maximum of 1 male athlete and 1 female athlete may be entered by the
Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) to compete in the Archery competition.

The level of competition at Youth Olympic Games is very high. As such the
expectation and qualification scores are reflectively high.

The first step in qualification for Australia was the 2013 World Youth
Archery Championships. Unfortunately we were unsuccessful in obtaining any
spots at the World Youth Championships so the second and final step will be
the Oceania CQT.

We have just been advised that the Oceania CQT will be conducted in New
Zealand in February 2014. Unfortunately we have been given very short
notice of this tournament and while the final selection document is with
the Australian Olympic Committee for approval we are releasing the
qualification criteria to compete in the Oceania CQT.

Athlete numbers are limited to 1 male and 1 Female and age and eligibility
requirements are very strict.

Athletes shall be required to meet the following event eligibility to be
considered for selection:

(1) Born in 1997, 1998 or 1999

(2) Be an Australian Citizen;

(3) Be a registered member of Archery Australia (AA);

(4) Meet and continue to observe the eligibility requirements
for Australian competitors described in the Olympic Charter;

A copy of the Oceania CQT Qualifying Criteria can be found at the following
link –

http://www.archery.org.au/News/ArtMID/2140/ArticleID/174414/2014-YOG-Qualifying-Tournament

Archery Australia wishes everyone a happy New Year and good shooting for
2014.

James Larven

Chief Executive Officer
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