Archers January 2016 Update
Welcome to 2016
ANSW now has 32 clubs, we look forward to meeting all the new people that join these clubs in 2016.
The ANSW committee of management will continue this year to focus on competitive Archery, through delivering great ANSW State Championship competitions and supporting clubs with their events.
A new focus for 2016 will be assisting clubs improve their digital capabilitiy with a range of workshops and direct support.
The team are excited to see more new clubs launched in 2016, while continuing the focus on governance, with an emphasis on transparency, improved policy and supporting the clubs to agree on a new ANSW constitution.
If you are keen to get involved there is plenty to be done and the team welcomes any additional assistance. On that note, I would like to congratulate and welcome Lilia Hutchinson to the Committee of Management as the new recorder. Thank you to Graeme Cooper for holding the fort over the last few months, Graeme has assisted greatly in bring the Recording information up to date for 2015 with the assistance several others, including Fiona Hyde national recorder. To all that have assisted thank you.
Nigel Matthews - President Archery NSW
ANSW 2016 Championship Events
All ANSW events for 2016 are loaded into the new ANSW website and entries for all events are already open. HERE
There are also 20+ club events on the calendar for 2016, take the time to book these great club events into your calendar. Did you know that you receive points when you place 1st 2nd or 3rd at any of the events on the ANSW calendar? These points go towards a range of perpetual trophies that are awarded each year. Club events HERE
Archery Australia Membership Card?
Do you have your Archery Australia membership card? ANSW encourages all clubs to register all club members, to support the growth and development of Archery in NSW. Like the majority of sports ANSW relies on membership to provide its basic services. All members should have a current Archery Australia membership card. ANSW encourages all clubs to ask members to present their current Archery Australia membership card before shooting and especially request it of visitors and competitors. If you do not currently have an Archery Australia card and believe you are a current ANSW member please contact the Archery Australia office. You should recieve your card 7 - 14 days after your club processes your membership. www.archery.org.au
2016 Youth National Championships
Youth National Archery Championships - early bird entry closes 1st February 2016. Once again hosted here in NSW this is a fantastic opportunity to participate in this National event. All Youth Archers (Cub - Under 20) are welcome. In 2015 NSW lead with a team of 90 archers including the NSW State team. Hosted by Penrith City Archers this will again be a fantastic event across the Easter break.
25th - 29th March 2016 Enter HERE
2016 Australian Youth Open - Matchplay
Inaugural Australian Youth Open ranking rounds and matchplay is being held directly after Youth Nationals at Penrith.
30th & 31st March 2016 Enter HERE
Youth Development Camp
ANSW is hosting a Youth Development training camp in the lead up to Youth Nationals. All Youth archers are welcome. No Cost. Education workshop for archers, coaches and parents each morning. QRE rounds shot each day, Target, Field & Clout.
Dont miss leading Sport Psychologist Paul Penna on the Friday.
22nd, 23rd, 24th Jan 2016 Enter HERE
ANSW Audit & Risk Committee
As part of ANSW Committee of Management's focus on governance, the Committee have implemented two new initiatives. The ANSW financials, for the first time, are now published every month. Ask your club committee or the ANSW treasurer, if you would like to view them. The second is the creation of an Audit and Risk committee (ARC) who will oversee the ANSW Committee's operation and report to the members each quarter. The ARC will report on ANSW financials, expense claims, the number of meetings & meeting minuets then provide recommendations for improvements or call out irregularities. The implementation of an ARC is best practice in sport. Thank you to Interactive Accounting for providing an independent CPA to assist with the ARC, Michael Gillard from Northern Archers and Sonia Crampton from Coast archers for offering to serve on the ARC.
Next ANSW General Meeting 6th February 2016