This coming weekend, the 23rd of April 2016, is the last chance for 32 NASP archers to secure theirplace on the team going to the 2016 NASP ALL NATION ALL-STAR CHAMPIONSHIP in South Africa.

The championship event will be held from 10-17 July 2016 at the Alpine Heat Resort in KwaZulu-Natal and will include an outreach to other African schools in the area, emphasizing that archery is truly a sport for all, no matter one’s build, ability or fitness level.

More than 60 archers have already registered for the shoot this coming weekend with the hope of improving their final ranking scores and qualifying for the All Nation All Star Championship team. The competition will start at 8h00 at SKW Archery Range. All NASP archers who have not entered yet have time until Thursday to send there entries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The archers will be shooting 2 ranking rounds for the ranking scores and an additional round on a 2D animal face to practice for the 2016 NASP All Nation All-Star Championship where they will also be shooting 2D rounds.

The programme is growing by leaps and bounds and there are currently 18 schools in Namibia registered with NASP, as follows:

Berg-op Akademie

Brightstart Montessori

Deutsche Privatschule Otavi

Home School Carpe Diem

Koës Private School

Privaatskool Excelsior Aroab

St George's Prep School

St. Paul's College

Walvis Bay Private High School

Wdh International School

Windhoek Gymnasium

Welwitschia School

Gobabis Gymnasium

Sparta Development

SKW Development

Tsumeb Development

Community Hope School

Elnatan Stampriet

This will also be the first year that NASP is included on the schedule at the Private Schools weekend from 1-5 June 2016.

In January the Archery Association of Namibia hosted the 11th Federation of African Archery (FAA) Championship and the African Continental Qualifying Tournament for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016 and the World Games in Wroclaw, Poland 2017. More than 80 archers from all over Africa competed in this prestigious event. Namibia’s Francois Marais won the Gold medal to become the African Champion in the Compound Men division.

Tsumeb Archery Club hosted the Moruti Spar shoot on the 27th of February. With participants from all regions of Namibia, the competition was well supported with 30 archers competing in various categories. With significant support from the Tsumeb community and numerous sponsors, the event was a huge success. It contines to become ever more clear that Archery is indeed a growing family sport. 

We are most grateful to the following sponsors: Marja & Rudi Woortman, Moruti Spar, Johan Raes, Mariska Parreira van Wyk, Tia Henning, Naas Button, Therese & Dirkie de Wee, Bernd Oosthuizen, and Heidi & Frank Reddig.

Karola Woortman, Secretary-General of the Archery Association of Namibia (AAN) and the only World Archery International Youth Judge in Africa, was selected as a judge for the prestigious World Indoor Championship event in Ankara, Turkey. Woortman was the only representative judge from Africa.

National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) Namibia would like to welcome 19 new Basic Archery Instructors and 1 Basic Archery Instructor Trainer. These new instructors passed their tests during February and March. Lastly, we are proud to welcome Gobabis Gymnasium, Welwitschia School, and Sparta Development to the Namibian archery family.

On the 6th until 7th of August NASP NAM will host the 1st Namibian National Archery in the Schools Program National Championship at SKW Archery Range.

The entries closed on 115 archer from 12 schools in Namibia.

Schools that have sent their best archers are from:

1

Berg-op Akademie

2

Brightstart Montessori Luderitz

3

Home School Carpe Diem

4

Koës Private School

5

St George's Prep School

6

St. Paul's College

7

Walvis Bay Private High School

8

Windhoek Gymnasium

9

Gobabis Gymnasium

10

SKW Development

11

Elnatan Stampriet

12

Community Hope School

The competition will start on Saturday the 6th of August at 7h30 with the Senior archers ( grade 8-12) followed by the Junior Archers (grade 4-7) at 8h30. All the archers will shoot 3 session on Bulls eye Targets and in the afternoon they will shoot 2 session on 3D Targets.

On Sunday the 7th of August the Team eliminations will start at 8h00. Each team consist of 4 archers with one archer from each gender. We have 16 Senior Teams and 11 Junior teams registered.

The prize giving will follow directly after the competition on Sunday, where the top performers will be crowned National Champion. It is the biggest archery competition of the year and all spectators are welcome to join us. 

For more info please contact Karola Woortman Sectary NASP NAM 00264 85 294 2911.

MEDIA RELEASE

February 1st 2016

Attention: The News Editor

MEDIA RELEASE

Namibia hosted the 11th Federation of African Archery (FAA) Championship and the African Continental Qualifying Tournament for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016, as well as the World Games in Wroclaw, Poland 2017.

The African Archery Championships being the highest level of competition for Africa’s archers,was held 28 - 31 January 2016 in Windhoek, Namibia. 

More than 80 elite archers from the following countries competed in Windhoek: Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Malawi, Benin, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tunisia and Libya. In addition to the athletes, 43 officials (team managers, coaches, judges and representatives from both the Federation of African Archery and World Archery) took part in the event. 

The championship was for both Recurve and Compound archers. Only archers in the Recurve discipline could qualify for participation in the Olympic Games while only Compound archers could qualify for the World Games 2017. 

The medals won were as follows:

 

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Team Events

     

Recurve Men

RSA South Africa

EGY Egypt

MAR Morocco

Recurve Women

EGY Egypt

RSA South Africa

ALG Algeria

Compound Men

RSA South Africa

NAM Namibia

EGY Egypt

Compound Women

EGY Egypt

RSA South Africa

NAM Namibia

Mixed Team Events (Men and Women)

     

Recurve Mixed

CIV Cote d’Ivore

EGY Egypt

RSA South Africa

Compound mixed

RSA South Africa

EGY Egypt

NAM Namibia

Individual Events

     

Compound Men

F. Marais NAM

R. Crowther RSA

P. Roux RSA

Compound Women

H. Elgibily EGY

B. Viviers NAM

N. Elgibily EGY

Recurve Women

S. Anwar KEN (Kenya)

R. Mansour EGY

H Fouda EGY

Recurve Men

A. El-Nemr EGY

H. Elkholosy EGY

T van Moerkerken RSA

In total the following medal ranking has been achieved by the different countries:

  • Egypt: 4 gold, 5 silver, 3 bronze (12 medals in total)
  • South Africa: 3 gold, 3 silver, 3 bronze (9 medals in total)
  • Namibia: 1 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze (5 medals in total)
  • Ivory Coast: 1 gold
  • Kenia: 1 gold
  • Algeria: 1 bronze
  • Morocco: 1 bronze

Of importance for the future of international competitions for Archery in Namibia is the gold medal which was won by Francois Marais in the compound men division: With this win, he has secured a place for Namibia at the World Games 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland. 

The event was a huge success due to the precise preparation by the Local Organizing Committee. All participants agreed that this, the biggest ever international competition in Archery on the African Continent was an unforgettable experience. Judging from participation and performance during all the previous continental championships, the standard and quality of archers competing has shown a tremendous improvement. The Archery Association of Namibia is grateful to all the sponsors and supporters who assisted with the hosting of this prestigious event:

  • Cordon Beverages
  • Executive Auto Repairs
  • Afro Pumps and Metal Craft
  • Your Butt Archery Supplies
  • Trophäendienste
  • Dundee Precious Metals
  • Namibia National Olympic Committee
  • Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service
  • Ministry of Transport

The hosting of the championships in Namibia has put a much needed spotlight on archery as a sport and will hopefully create further interest in Namibia, thereby increasing participation of a greater diversity of Namibians in archery.

Issued by Archery Association of Namibia

For any additional information, please contact:

Frank Bockmühl 081 127 8665 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.