The National Archery in the Schools Programme (NASP) will hold the inaugural NZ National Championship on August 16, 2014. The event will be hosted by Parnell ACG College and will see students shooting Genesis bows at an 80cm target from 10 and 15 metres. The indoor tournament will be a first for most shooters and they have been practising this term with 3 practice events at their own schools this term. Students will compete individually and the top female and male archers will win a Silber Genesis bow kit complete with a quiver full of arrows and target so they can continue to shoot at home.
The NASP is a charitable trust which enables schools to buy equipment at great reduced prices and provides comprehensive training for staff so they can incorporate the archery programme in the school Phys Ed programme. Archery has huge appeal for students and the high-tech equipment used means all students regardless of gender size or strength can compete on a level playing field.
Only NASP enrolled schools can compete in this years National Champs, but all secondary schools throughout New Zealand are able to enrol in the NASP programme and be ready to take part in 2015. If you are a student, parent or teacher at a school that you woudl like to see involved in the all-inclusive sport of archery, contact the NASP NZ Chairman, Carol Watson 09 6388409