OTTAWA, May 5, 2017 – Archery Canada is pleased to announce its 2017 National Youth Team that will represent Canada at this year’s 2017 World Archery Youth Championship (WAYC) in Rosario, Argentina October 2 - 8, 2017. The World Youth Championship is held every two years.
Six cadet and six junior compound archers will represent Canada in three events at this championship: individual, team and mixed team.
This article originally appeared on worldarchery.org, by Chris Wells
WORLD ARCHERY, Lausanne (SUI) - 9 JUNE 2017
The mixed team competition had been tested at the Youth Olympic Games and was officially introduced to the World Archery Championships in 2011.
OTTAWA, May 24, 2017 - Just after returning from Shanghai’s World Cup, and four weeks prior to the start of the third World Cup of the year in Salt Lake City, Utah, Canada is announcing a team of four Recurve men and one Recurve woman to compete for Canada. The high performance program’s Technical Leadership team for 2017 is comprised of Alan Brahmst (Performance Director), Joan McDonald and Shawn Riggs (National Training Squad Coaches), and Dick Tone (Technical Consultant).
SHANGHAI, May 18, 2017 - Although Canada’s Hamilton Nguyen and Brandon Xuereb won their first round matches, it was an overall disappointing day for Canada. Both Conner Sorley and Brian Maxwell lost their first round, while Nguyen lost 2-6 to Indonesia’s Ega Agatha in the second round and Xuereb posted only an 8.67 arrow average and was eliminated 0-6 by 21st seed Mete Gazoz from Turkey. Canada had hoped to qualify at least one man through to the round of 16, which will begin tomorrow.
SHANGHAI, May 17, 2017 - Four Koreans are the top 4 seeds after Wednesday’s Ranking Round in Shanghai, with the Canadians finishing in 33rd, 39th, 44th, and 67th. On a sunny day with limited wind, Kim Woojin, the world-record holder shot the highest score at 689, while Brian Maxwell, Hamilton Nguyen, and Brandon Xuereb where all tied at 325 at the halfway mark. The three archers all followed with an improved 2nd half to finish at 656, 654, and 652 respectively.
Leading Italian technical sportswear announced as official brand of Canadian archers
TORONTO, ON, May 17, 2017 - Erreà and Archery Canada are pleased to announce their four-year exclusive agreement as the technical apparel partner for the Canadian National team. LUAD Sports Group Inc. is the local authorized dealer for Erreà®, a leading Italian sports apparel brand specializing in the manufacturing of technical sportswear. Erreà will supply Archery Canada National team members with in-competition apparel as well as travel and training apparel with Active Tense®.
SHANGHAI, May 15, 2017 - The four-man team of Hamilton Nguyen, Brandon Xuereb, Conner Sorley, and Brian Maxwell arrived on Saturday, four days prior to the Ranking Round of the Shanghai 2017 Hyundai Archery World Cup to be held on Wednesday morning at 9am local time.
The following Compound Men will represent Canada at the 3rd stage of the World Archery World cup series, June 20-25 2017 in Salt Lake City Utah USA.
- Andrew Fagan – Ontario
- Brendan VonRicter – British Columbia
- Keenan Brown – Manitoba
- Tristan Moran – Saskatchewan
On behalf of Archery Canada, I would like to extend my congratulations to these men for their accomplishments.
Julie Maude (Ontario) will act as Team Manager.
Compound Target/Field Coordinator
High Performance Committee
The WW Gunter Memorial Bursary is awarded annually to a Canadian Archer between the ages of 15 and 20, who has competed or will be competing for Canada at a World Championship or international archery competition such as the Youth Olympic Games, and who is planning to continue their education at the post-secondary level. The archer must conduct themselves in a manner that is a credit to their sport, their country and always maintain a sense of dignity and sportsmanship in victory and defeat.
Archery Canada’s recurve high performance program most recently established its long-term strategy with a balanced approach between the immediate term and achieving a best-ever finish at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, and the longer-term, which targets a podium finish at the 2024 Olympics. A significant component of this strategy is the implementation of an increasingly centralized and monitored training environment for those athletes who are selected to the National Training Squad (NTS), and who are identified as being able to support the program’s performance ambitions.