Like every sport in New Zealand there is a National Body which administers various aspects of the designated sport. The NZFAA is the National Body for Field Archery in New Zealand. The NZFAA is affiliated to the international body for field archery known as The International Field Archery Association (IFAA).The Executive of the NZFAA is a group of volunteer members of the Association who give their time and energy to attend to the following matters:


  • Administration of the Constitutional Rules and By-Laws of the NZFAA and IFAA.
  • Manages the finances of the Association including full financial reporting and filing annual returns to the Government Companies Office – under the rules of the Incorporated Societies rules and regulations

  • Communicates and confers with IFAA.

  • Officiates at league rounds and National Tournaments

  • Records scores, analysis's and records National & International Records including complying and recording the new IFAA score record card which needs to be produced at International Events.

  • To assist in the development of new and existing clubs.

  • Co-ordinates the National Coaching Program

  • Responsible for the Youth Development Program

  • Responsible for the Field Captain Certification Program

  • Support and Advice for clubs and their members

  • Support and promote International participation in World and Regional Events.

  • Publicity – bi-monthly newsletter (where possible) and maintain a website with relevant information – all club information on the website.

The Association relies on the support of the club and its members to maintain the actual activity of archery whilst the Association provides the logistical support.


YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 

Introduced in 2011 –  provides our young archers who participate in the cub and junior divisions the expertise of the National Coaches and to run coaching days/weekends to achieve the following:

  • A standardized coaching program for the recreational archer, the young hunter, the competition archer through to the high performance archer
  • To allow team selection for the youth section to gain NZ Team Status to assist with funding and sponsorship promotion.

This program is subsidised by the Association with only a nominal fee being charged to the archer

 

COACHING FOR COACHES

The Association has a certified coaching program for coaches which sees Coaches passing and renewing their certificates on a rotational time line. From Level 1 through to Level 3 in New Zealand. The Association is fortunate in that we can now be proud to have an IFAA International Master Coach, Trevor Irvine,  with Jeff Kai Fong, IFAA Level 3 Coach which allows us to certify our local coaches.

This is currently a subsided program by the NZFAA with 50% of the fee being paid by clubs and 50% by the Association.

The current list of coaches available at each club is shown on the downloads page.

 

FIELD CAPTAIN COURSE

This is still in the development stage and is being developed by the Vice President, who under the IFAA rules, is our National Shoot Director for our tournaments. The aim of this course is to:

  1. To teach course layout techniques i.e

    • How to design a course

    • Angles to watch for

  2. Safety of a course

  3. Certification of the Field Captains in Clubs.

 

FUNDING

As the Association is an Incorporated Society and Clubs are affiliated to the National Body this offers support to funding from the normal sources i.e. Pub charities, Lotto, etcEach year when Club re-affiliate we issue new Certificate of Affiliation and the members all receive new membership cards.Letters in support of the Clubs is given on request verifying the number of members broken down into youth and adult and the number of families – and also stating the growth within the clubs that the funding would assist.

 

GENERAL

For clubs and members to gain the benefits of the Association they need to take part in the organization and the events to receive the benefits and to see what is on offer.
The NZFAA members who have shot internationally have been very successful and New Zealand is well recognized on the international scene for Archery.

 

ROUNDS THAT NZFAA SHOOT

Many archers believe that NZFAA only cater for marked rounds when in effect the rounds available are –
Unmarked animal rounds – paper or 3D - 14 targets and 28 targets
Marked paper rounds – 14 target, 28 target and International Round 20 targets.

NOT SURE IF YOUR EQUIPMENT IS CORRECT & IFAA LEGAL FOR THE DIVISION YOU SHOOT IN, OR WANT TO CLARIFY THE DIVISION YOU SHOULD BE IN? See the equipment & shooting division information on the download page. 

 

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