Hello Fellow Archerombies,
I don’t think that I can give any better wisdom than Maurice and Will.
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“Avoid fast walking, running or any other violent exercise just before
shooting, as nothing so distracts the line of a shot as excited nerves.”
*Maurice and Will H. Thompson, How to train in Archery, 1879*
*[SQAS Archery] Archery Australia News July 2014*
NEW July 2014
2014 NATIONAL INDOOR
National Indoor Championships will be conducted on the 19th and 20th July
For venue and entry information for local events use this link –
Last year there appeared at some venues confusion over how the target faces
are to be set up. To assist everyone the Officials Committee have put
together a comprehensive document as to how target faces should be set up
to ensure compliance with the rules.
This document can be found at the following link –
The Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) is currently conducting
research that investigates motivation for physical activity. The research
is being conducted by Tegwen King and supervised by Professor Chris Pratt
at the ACAP and is ethically approved by the ACAP Human Research Ethics
Committee, Approval Number: 141200514.
Archery Australia members are invited to take part in an online survey. The
survey will be collecting data from those who undertake a mostly individual
sport such as archery. The research involves completion of a short online
questionnaire that takes 5 -10 minutes (containing 35 multiple choice
To complete the online questionnaire participants must be 18+ and currently
undertake some form of physical activity. Upon completion of the
questionnaire participants can go into the draw to win a $150 Coles Myer
The link to the questionnaire is provided below
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Tegwen
We came across some great archery photos in the Archery Australia office
recently and it got us thinking what other interesting archery photography
was currently residing with our members. In order to find out we decided to
run an Archery Photo Competition so that you can share some of the
wonderful photography our sport generates.
You might have a great action shot, a photo that captures the fun and
camaraderie of your club, a funny picture or something from the historical
archives that shows us about archery from the early days and if you do we
would like to be able to share it. We’ll be posting the best of the photos
on the Archery Australia Facebook page so that everyone can see what the
sport has to offer.
Because it’s a competition, and we all know archers enjoy some friendly
competition, there has to be something for the best pictures. We’ll have
some great Archery Australia shirts, caps and beanies for the best photos
but the real prize will be sharing your pictures with the archery family.
The photos will be judged by the Archery Australia staff.
Visit the link below to find out how to lodge your entry in the competition
ARCHERY AUSTRALIA HISTORY
We have recently created an Archery Australia History section on the
Archery Australia website. Over the coming months we hope to expand this
If you have old archery photos, scan them and send them to us at
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will display them on the Archery
Also if you have old archery equipment or memorabilia contact us at
We have a large display of old equipment in the Archery Australia Office
and we are keen to expand the collection and keep this equipment safe to
ensure the history of the sport is maintained.
You can view the current history pages at the following links –
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Chief Executive Officer
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*[SQAS Archery] Aa/SQAS Indoor Championships entry*
The entry for the AA /SQAS Indoor championships closes next Sunday, 6th
July. Please ensure you enter online before then. Entry is via the SQAS
website – www.archerysqas.org.au
*Latest News from Archery Australia June 2014*
*LATEST NEWS FROM ARCHERY AUSTRALIA*
The latest edition of Archery Insights has just been published and can be
found at the following link –
“The official scoring and tournament management software of Archery
Archery Australia is pleased to announce the pending release of Archer’s
Diary the official scoring and tournament management software of Archery
Thanks must go to the newly formed Archery Australia IT Committee who as
their first initiative have assisted Archery Australia Inc in the signing
of a licensing agreement for the use of a web-based Archer’s Diary by all
Archery Australia affiliated clubs and members.
In the next few days clubs will be contacted and invited to register to use
the Archer’s Diary software.
Over the coming months the Archer’s Diary and Archery Australia Inc through
the IT Committee will work together to enhance and develop this product to
take our sport into the future.
The IT Committee was created to provide guidance, advice and assistance to
Archery Australia Inc in the selection, management and development of the
sports IT Technical capabilities and initiatives.
The IT Committee is now forming working groups to assist with specific
projects such as the new online tournament management and scoring system, a
judge’s and coaches database and an online training system.
To do this, the IT Committee is asking you for help.
The IT Committee would like to receive any suggestions or offers from
Volunteers who may be able to assist. Please email the Committee at
*What is the Archer’s Diary?*
Archer’s Diary is the official scoring and tournament management software
of Archery Australia Inc. and has been created by an Archer for Archers. It
is available free of charge to all Archery Australia affiliated Clubs to
Have a look at http://archersdiary.com to see more details.
The Archers’ Diary is an online, scoring and tournament management system
that will enable Clubs and RGBs to manage and conduct activities and
tournaments by providing –
– Easy entry and event management to reduce the workload for club
– Data entry of scores using either paper scorecards or live online
entry using hand held devices
– Live online viewing of results
– Automatic updating of an individuals personal records – scores,
rating, classifications, ranking, personal bests, shooting average, awards
and many more features
– Automatic updating of clubs records
– Automatic updating results including personal ratings
– Online Training
Long-term the system will help to provide Archery Australia Inc with the
– Automatic National Handicap System
– Automatic National Rating System
– Automatic National Ranking List
– Automatic Records system (for all levels of the sport)
– Automatic claiming of personal awards and classification awards
– And many more features
How does my Club start to use the Archery Australia endorsed scoring and
event management software, Archers Diary?
The first step is to fill in a couple of forms. The first form is where the
Club authorises who from the club will access and use the system on their
behalf. This is usually the Club Recorder or another Club representative.
The other form required is a confidentiality agreement form that needs to
be filled in and returned to Archery Australia Inc by the person who will
be accessing the system.
Clubs will be contacted shortly about registering to use the system and
obtain these forms.
This is an exciting time for Archery Australia Inc and we look forward
delivering the Archers Diary to everyone.
Chief Executive Officer
Archery Australia Inc