News and Interesting Things


KiSik Lee Sydney Seminar 2017 - updated 10/10/2017 at 06:20PM EST Even if you have been in archery only a short time you will most probably have heard the name KiSik Lee. He is the coach who led Australia out of the archery wilderness to achieve Australia’s only ... Read more...
Jono Wins Bronze - First Australian Paralympic Medal in 32 Years - updated 25/09/2016 at 10:00AM EST Jonathan Milne (Jono) has won a bronze medal at the Paralympic Games in Rio. This is the first time a Australian Paralympian archer has obtained a medal in 32 years. Around 80 club members from ... Read more...
Welcome Home to Three Bronzed Aussies - updated 24/08/2016 at 05:37PM EST Taylor Worth, Ryan Tyack and Alec Potts touched down in Sydney this morning (24/08/2016) after their success in Rio winning Australia's first ever Team Archery Medal.... Read more...
Australia's first Olympic Archery Team medal - updated 07/08/2016 at 10:51PM EST Congratulations to Ryan Tyack, Taylor Worth and Alec Potts who have made history by winning Australia's first ever Olympic team archery medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. An amazing performance by the ... Read more...
KiSik Lee Sydney Coaching Seminar 2015 - updated 23/09/2015 at 09:50AM EST For further information and registration please click ... Read more...
Ricci Cheah Awarded KSL International Level 3 Coaching Certification - updated 24/12/2014 at 12:25PM EST SOPA's Head Coach Ricci Cheah is the first in the world to gain a Level 3 KiSik Lee International Coaching Certification (KLICC). Level 3 KLICC is equivalent to the USA Level 5. Mr Lee who is the ... Read more...
Sydney KiSik Lee Seminar 2014 - updated 20/11/2014 at 11:22AM EST Following on from a very successful seminar in Japan and Europe earlier this year KiSik Lee will be returning to Sydney for his third Australian seminar and certification for KLICC (KiSik Lee ... Read more...
Ryan Tyack Wins Gold - World Indoor Championships - updated 03/03/2014 at 05:22PM EST In an almost perfect performance Australia's Ryan Tyack has won an individual gold medal at the World Indoor Championships held at Nimes (France). Ryan, a World Cadet Champion (Mexico 2006) did not ... Read more...
Six New KSL Level 2 Coaches in Australasia - updated 27/12/2013 at 10:18AM EST The second Sydney Kisik Lee Seminar (held 16-20 December 2013) was very up close and personal with the world's number one archery coach. We now have six Level 2 certified coaches in Australasia and ... Read more...
AIMS (Archery Information Management System) Goes Global - updated 28/11/2013 at 06:04PM EST The Archery Information Management System (AIMS) developed at the WAA SOPA Club over the past 5 years has now gone global with a presentation given to 20 countries at the recent InterActs European ... Read more...
20 countries attend International Kisik Lee Seminar in Brussels - updated 24/11/2013 at 09:54PM EST 20 countries have attended the second Kisik Lee coaching seminar held in Brussels this week. Speakers included Kisik Lee Jan Verstuyft - Basic Physiology Mark Wilson - Visual Attention Jon ... Read more...
Why your archery club should consider joining WAA - updated 22/10/2013 at 05:18PM EST Most of your members (probably around 85%) are paying national membership fees for services they don’t receive and an organisation they never see. WAA provides the following services without ... Read more...
Sydney Olympic Park Archers reaches 300 memberships - updated 30/06/2013 at 09:45PM EST Sydney Olympic Park Archers has grown rapidly under World Archery Australia to achieve over 300 club members as at 30th June 2013. This rapid growth is due to the lower cost structure of membership ... Read more...
2013 Open National Championship Results - updated 06/08/2013 at 05:10PM EST WAA held its first National Championships today (Saturday 4th May 2013). The day started out with a slight breeze but a cold front hit in the afternoon with the wind gusting up to 46kph and the ... Read more...
Open Target Nationals - updated 16/04/2013 at 06:24PM EST WAA will hold its first Open Target Nationals on Saturday 4th May 2013. WAA will be following current trends on the world stage and shooting ranking rounds of 72 arrows followed by elimination ... Read more...
The Flame Ignites - updated 06/08/2013 at 05:11PM EST Keeping The Flame Alive Tournament is arguably the best Olympic bow (recurve) tournament on the Australian Archery calendar and yesterdays event was evidence to this as some of Australia’s top ... Read more...
USA Team - Reigniting 'The Flame' - updated 11/02/2013 at 04:08PM EST Eight members (4 men and 4 women) of the USA team will be competing in the Keeping the Flame Alive Match Play Tournament (The Flame) to be held on Saturday 16/03/2013. This tournament which carries ... Read more...
A Foundation for Future Success - Thank You Mr Lee - updated 27/12/2012 at 07:11AM EST Archers and coaches from as far away as the Philippines came to listen to Mr Lee share his extraordinary archery knowledge and coaching techniques over a three and a half day seminar. Archers who ... Read more...
Roll out of AIMS Software - updated 11/02/2013 at 12:08PM EST WAA has started its roll out of AIMS (Archery Information Management System) software to registered WAA clubs and individual archers. This software is the result of 5 years of constant development.... Read more...
Magistrate shakes her head at Archery Australia - updated 05/09/2012 at 09:18AM EST In a recent court case a magistrate said the following regarding the management of Qualifying Events overseen by Archery Australia. “This Archery Australia seems to need some vamping up. These ... Read more...
Formal complaint against Archery Australia Inc. lodged with ACCC - updated 03/09/2012 at 06:26PM EST SOPA Inc. has lodged a formal complaint with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) against Archery Australia Inc. regarding anticompetitive behaviour.... Read more...
Kisik Lee Coaching Seminar - DON'T MISS IT - updated 27/12/2012 at 06:36AM EST Kisik Lee is a legend when it comes to archery coaching. He was the coach behind Australia's first Olympic archery medal when Simon Fairweather won gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Since then Kisik ... Read more...
WAA Sponsors Olympic Athletes Quivers - updated 07/08/2012 at 06:14PM EST WAA has proudly stepped in to keep up the tradition of providing Australia's Olympic representatives with a special Olympic quiver. Congratulations Taylor and ... Read more...
Current World Rankings Recurve (Olympic Bow) - updated 30/08/2012 at 08:34AM EST Current World Rankings for Australia's top recurve (Olympic Bow) archers.... Read more...
Our New Olympians - updated 04/07/2012 at 08:16AM EST Taylor Worth and Elisa Barnard off to London. click here to view story. Taylor Worth Taylor's Profile Elisa Barnard Elisa's ... Read more...
SOPA Joins WAA - updated 04/09/2012 at 05:35PM EST SOPA (Sydney Olympic Park Archers) one of Australia's largest archery clubs voted unanimously today (23/06/2012) to join World Archery Australia saving their members a total of around $20,000 this ... Read more...
A New Era Begins - updated 23/11/2012 at 11:37AM EST World Archery Australia ushers in a new era in the management of Australian Target Archery. Just a little of what’s coming 1. Free Membership which includes insurance coverage*. 90% of target ... Read more...