Namibian Field Archery Nationals for 2016 was hosted by Sparta Sports Club (Walvis Bay) on the Klein Eden Guest Farm in the Omaruru district on the 11th and 12th of June 2016. 20 archers from across Namibia participated, with some coming from as far as Luderitz and Tsumeb. Over the course of the two day competition under the warm Omaruru sun, Namibian records were set in several categories. The medalists were as follows:

Liezel Schoeman AFBU Gold

Beanta Viviers AFFU Gold

Rene Rossler AMBU Gold

Anton Zietman AMBU Silver

Rene Chamberlain AMBU Bronze

Louan Groenewald AMFU Gold

Jaco Vermaak AMFU Silver

Frank Reddig AMFU (Recurve) Gold (New Namibian Record)

Jolien Els YAFBU Gold (New Namibian Record)

Pierre Chamberlain YAMBU (New Namibian Record)

Lindie Schoeman JFFU Gold

Quinn Reddig JFBL Gold

CF Brandt JMRC Gold

Gideon Brink JMBU Gold

AJ Groenewald JMFU Gold

Kevin Page JMFU Silver

Zander Chamberlain CMFU Gold

Toy Page CMFU Silver

In 2011 the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) was started in Namibia. To date, 115 Basic Archery Instructors (BAI), 11 Basic Archery Instructor Trainers (BAIT), and 3 Basic Archery Instructor Trainer Specialists (BAITS) were trained. 17 schools from 7 regions in Namibia have joined the program so far. Considering Namibia’s total of 13 regions, the current challenge is to expand NASP into the six northern regions of the country.

NASP is designed for school children from Grades 4 to 12. Everything from instructor manuals, equipment, and rules are in place, making archery just as safe as table tennis. The basic equipment – a Mathews Genesis bow and Easton aluminium 1820 arrows – is an affordable package to schools, and allows school children of all ages and aptitudes the opportunity to learn archery. A simple set of ten bows, fifty arrows and five butts brings archery to an entire school. Thus far, the NASP program has succeeded in obtaining the participation of numerous previously disadvantaged children.

On 23rd April another NASP-Namibia competition was held at the SKW Archery Club. 73 children from 11 different organisations competed. Some of them drove as far as 700km to join the event. The scholars completed two flights at distances of 10m and 15m. The day ended with a 2D “animal round” which was enjoyed by all. The spectators, which included many parents, followed with event with enthusiasm. Overall it was a very successful day--bringing families together, children making new friends and everyone enjoying a lovely sunny day.

Scores were recorded and a ranking list has been established. The top 32 archers will be selected to represent Namibia at the NASP All-Star competition in South Africa where they will compete against other NASP archers from South Africa, USA, Zimbabwe and Canada. Raffle tickets were sold to help augment the travel costs that the archers’ parents will be responsible for.

NASP-Namibia is the Archery Association of Namibia’s development program which aims to introduce the sport to many youngsters and develop talent throughout the country. Archery is proven to provide many positive aspects to youngsters which include: self esteem, discipline, concentration, physical fitness, and higher marks in maths to name but a few.

The future of archery in Namibia looks promising.

Tsumeb, May 28, 2016: Louw Nel & Babette Taljaard secured gold medals at the Sakka Shoot archery competition held in Tsumeb at JP Radledge Stadion.

  • Very windy & cold conditions did not deter the archers from shooting their best at this, the first Sakka Shoot.
  • A total of 25 archers ranging from Beginners to Master Men participated in the competition.
  • Ilana Malan, who will represent Namibia at the World Cup (Stage 3) in Antalya, Turkey from 11th -19th June 2016, secured a close second place behind Taljaard. This was Malan’s last preparation event before leaving for Turkey.
  • The top performers were:

Recurve Men


Paul Grobler


Frank Reddig


Recurve Jnr Men


Xander Reddig


Recurve Master Men


Pieter van Eeden


Recurve Cub Boys


Adriaan Grobler


CF Brandt


Morne Meyer


Recurve Cub Girls


Quinn Reddig


Recurve Beginner Girl


Danielle Esterhuizen


Compound Men


Louw Nel


Benjamin van Wyk


Jaco Vermaak


Adriaan Vermaak


Louis Vermaak


Compound Women


Elizabeth Taljaard


Ilana Malan


Mariska van Wyk


Compound Cadet Men


JB Oosthuysen


Dorian Esterhuizen


Compound Cadet Women


Brigitte Tietz


Compound Master Men


Rudiger Woortman


Compound Beginner


Andre Jacobs


Compound U13 Boys


Casper Oosthuizen


Werner Grobler


CJ Button


Compund Para Open


Dimitri De Wee

Other news: 

Xander Reddig and Quintin Kruger successfully completed the Federation of African Archery Level 1 coaching course that was held in Windhoek from 22nd -26nd May 2016. Reddig is the youngest successful candidate that has completed this course.

Iona Bartosz, from the Zimbabwe Archery Association, also completed the course and is the first Level 1 coach in Zimbabwe.


On the 21st of May a Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) course was successfully completed in Luderitz with 5 participants (Bright Star Montessori School). Iona Bartosz (ZIM) also passed her examination (BAI) on the same day in Windhoek.

NASP will also be represented for the first time at the Private Schools Weekend being held from 1-4 June 2016 in Keetmanshoop.


FAA level 1 coach’s course

At SKW Archers – Windhoek

22nd May – 27th May 2016

Costs involved N$1500/person, this includes the manual

Please register by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Preliminary Program:

Sunday 22.05.2016

8h00 Welcome

8h15 Introductions

8h30 Archers Skill

SafetyThe coach’s role

10h00 15min break

10h15 Entry level program & archery classes

Teaching Aid & tips

12h00 1 hour lunch break

13h00 Practical

17h00 Day 1 end

Monday 23.05.2016

8h00 Teaching suggestions for the coach

10h00 15min break

10h15 Common Problems

12h00 1 hour lunch break

13h00 Practical

17h00 Day 2 end

Tuesday 24.05.2016

8h00 Starting with traditional bow

Disabled archer

Physical Development

10h00 15min break

10h15 Games

WA Beginners Award Programme

12h00 1 hour lunch break

13h00 Practical

17h00 Day 3 end

Wednesday 25.05.2016

8h00 Review theory

10h00 15min break

10h00 Questions

12h00 1 hour lunch

13h00 review practical

Thursday 26.05.2016

8h00 Practical

12h00 lunch

Afternoon off

Friday 27.05.2016

8h00 written Examination


Marja Woortman

Cellnr 085 128 4765