Australia (formerly know as Archery Society of Western Australia) was founded in 1939 to be the peak governing body for the
sport of Archery in Western Australia. It is the only archery group
within WA, which is aligned with the Archery Association of Australia,
and by direct links to the international body of World Archery.
Membership of the Association is provided
via affiliation through one of our clubs. Membership is open to all
individuals with older archers and juniors being an integral part of the
Association's and local clubs' activities. This gives all affiliated archers
(aged 16 and above) voting rights in the affairs of the Association and
access to the other benefits of being a member. These include
appropriate insurance and public liability coverage, the right to shoot
in any state sanctioned event, State Championships, National
Championships or other open international events sanctioned by the
international body of World Archery.
The Association is run on a volunteer basis as are all the clubs. The
Committee of the Association
comprises a range of Executive and administrative officers plus a
representative from each club, several committees and a number of
individuals who represent the Association on external bodies such as the
Olympic Council, Sports Federation, Shooting Association etc. These
officers and committees meet once a month to deal with the business of
Members are actively encouraged to participate in the administration of the Association. Each year there are
many people who volunteer their skills to fill positions within the committee and without them the Association would not function. These
volunteers are often the people behind the scenes that have been responsible for the development of archery in this state.
The Association has hosted
the 1996 National Junior Championships, the 1999 National Indoor
Championships, the 2001 combined National Indoor and Outdoor
Championships, the 2003 National Junior Championships the 60th Open National Championships in 2007, 29th Australian Junior
Championships, National Crossbow Championships, 5th Australian Grand
Prix and the 15th National Veterans Championships.
Each of these
events was conducted to the highest standards and widely acclaimed by
archers from around Australia and overseas visitors.