Official 3D Archery Association of Australia Website

Welcome one and all to the Official 3D Archery Association of Australia 3DAAA Website. This website is for all those interested in Archery in general and 3D Archery in particular. As usual this site will attempt to pictorially document and archive as much of the 3D Archery Association of Australia competition shooting years as possible. So check back regularly as we will be updating content frequently. If there is anything you would like to see online here then please email us and we will see what we can do.


Young Achievers Award -2/9/15

The 3DAAA committee is asking for nominations for the annual Young Achiever Award. To nominate a young member, please submit in writing explaining why you think this person is worthy of winning this award. Email your nomination to by the 10th October 2015.

This annual award was introduced to recognise some of our outstanding young archers.

Not simply about performance, this award also encompasses a positive attitude towards 3D archery and in particular 3DAAA. While performing at your best is always something our young achiever strives for, they also understand that having fun and promoting the sport in the wider community are also important.

The award is decided by the committee after reviewing nominations made by the young archers club or a member of the association who feels the cub or youth should be recognised for their efforts with a special presentation.

This award is open to all cub and youth shooters and is presented with the other annual awards at the associations annual awards ceremony following the Australian Titles in November.

IBO World Championships - 12/8/15

This past weekend in Ellicottville NY USA there were four 3DAAA members who competed in the IBO World Championships with some very good results coming their way.
Jenette Harvey finished in 2nd in FBR
Matt Hatch finished 3rd in MCU
Ron Scott finished 4th in MCU
Billy Watson finished 9th in RU
Team Photo 

Updated Calendar Now Available - 21/07/15

The Calendar has been updated due to a change in Queensland shoot dates. Please delete the old calendar & replace with the new one if this affects you. Also, clubs should update their old calendar with the new one, which is available on the Calendar tab.

Changes to Compound Unaided Division - 01/07/15

At the most recent meeting, the Committee discussed the issues & concerns raised by members regarding the fairness of the Compound Unaided division.

After much deliberation the Committee decided to remove Compound Unaided & reinstate the previous divisons of FBU & MCU retrospectively. This means the 2015 results will be reviewed & amended to reflect the changes to all shoots held so far.

The decision has not been made lightly & whilst this type of change mid-year is unprecedented, in order to be fair to all archers this has or will affect, we decided to implement the changes immediately.

Any club or individual with concerns should contact the committee or a committee member. Details for contact are on the Contact page. 

Rules have been updated to reflect this change.

Membership Forms - 19/06/15

Just a reminder to clubs to discard all printed Membership Applications & replace with the new Version 6.0 uploaded today. Membership Applications are now to be sent to the Association Post Office Box.

Membership Processing Update - 15/06/15

Welcome aboard to our new Membership Secretary, Vicki Mollema & a big thank you to her predecessor, Katrina Lovering. Vicki has begun processing memberships so anyone waiting for their membership card should receive it very soon. A reminder that memberships paid for using our online facility are preferable to postal applications or memberships paid at a club or sanctioned shoot. Online application will give you an immediate receipt as proof of payment & be sent straight to Vicki, while there are usually delays in having paperwork & payments sent from clubs for processing. If you pay at a club or sanctioned shoot, please request a proof of payment to show you've paid your membership until your card arrives. The Committee accepts no responsibility for delays in membership processing for applications & payments not made online.

Election of Committee - 6/6/15

A new committee has been elected at the AGM.
The new committee changes for the next 12 months are as follows:
President - Mike Elvin
Vice President- Robert Vayro
Secretary- Cordell McGuire
Membership Secretary- Vicki Mollema
Liaison Officer- Rhys Aizlewood
We would like to welcome the new members to the committee and also thank the outgoing committee members who did not stand for re election for all the hard work they have put in to 3DAAA over the past 12 months.

Ipswich Shoot Rescheduled - 13/5/15

The Ipswich shoot that was postponed due to the flooding at the start of the month has been rescheduled. The new dates will be August 29-30. I hope that everyone that was planning on attending this shoot can still attend the shoot on the rescheduled dates. From what i have heard the crew at Ipswich are planning on doing an even better job.
The updated calendar can be found HERE

New Policies Added - 2/5/15

The committee has developed 4 new policies that will come into effect on the 1/6/2015. The New policies are a Communication Policy, This policy is to cover the ever increasing use of social media, SMS, email and the internet. The Member Proctection Policy is to protect members rights with respect and dignity. The Code Of Behavior Policy highlights  the principles and values of 3DAAA. The last new policy is the Complaints Policy, this policy informs how complaints can be made and how they are handled.

Target Policy Updated - 28/4/15

The Target policy has been updated to now include 2 new approved targets. The new approved targets are the Rinehart Howling Wolf and the Rinehart Fighting/Rubbing Buck. These targets are now supplied with single IBO score zones.   

2015 Rules of Shoot Updated (06/12/14)

The Committee wishes to thank all those people who took the time and trouble to send their feedback regarding the most recent division changes.

Every email has been read and discussed with every possible avenue being explored, including the suggestions in many of those emails.

The Committee recognised that the dropping of the Youth Unaided division unwittingly created a void between the cub and adult unaided ranks.

Youth Hunter, a division introduced to fill that void, unfortunately seems not to be suitable so for this reason the Committee has decided to remove Youth Hunter and retain Youth Unaided.

The Rules Of Shoot (Version 1.1) have been updated & are now available by clicking here or on the Rules page.

New shirts have arrived (07/11/14)

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The new shirts have arrived & are available for purchase. Sizes are limited. Shirts cost $50 each so if you want to purchase yours click here to go to the order page.

Aussies at the IBO Worlds (10/08/14)

For those of you not on the 3DAAA Facebook page, here's a photo of the Aussies at the 2014 IBO World Championships.

Policy updates (29/6/14)

A new Course Setters Policy has been released. This document formalises practices followed in the past.

The Visitor and Association Cross Participation Policy has also been amended to include past members.


Upcoming Events

   September 12-13 VIC State Series- Mornington

  September 12-13 Special Event- Wingen NSW
 September 19-20 QLD State Series- Caboolture




3DAAA committee is pleased to announce some exciting new sponsorship & incentive programs.

Abbey Archery have confirmed their continued support of our young archers with the promise of two bows - one lucky cub & one lucky youth will again win a new bow, to be presented at the 2015 National Championship Presentation. Every time our cub & youth members shoot, their name is added to the draw. Shooting Nationals will give them two entries with the draw being conducted by random number generator.

We are also proud to announce that Hoyt has joined our sponsors with the offer of a new 2016 Hoyt bow of choice to an adult shooting member. All adults will receive one entry for every sanctioned shoot they attend & shoot, with two entries at Nationals. The winner will be drawn at the annual Presentation following Nationals & will be able to choose their bow from the 2016 line-up.

3DAAA have negotiated a deal with Benson Archery Supplies to supply us with 18-1 targets for our kids. There will be 2 brand new 18-1 targets at each sanctioned event a cub & youth will be drawn at random at each event to give them a new home. To be completely fair, this can only be won once by a cub or youth in the shooting year.

There has also been a program set up for Archery Allience endorsed dealers and some archery manufactures to have their logos on the score sheet for 2015. We developed a 3 level system, Gold, Silver and Bronze, due to the monetary value contributed by the sponsor.Part of this sponsorship will help with providing the end of year trophies and a pull up banners which will be at all sanctioned shoots. So please help support these sponsors who support 3DAAA.

Not to be left out, clubs will also have the opportunity to win their club a standing bear target. At each sanctioned shoot club members should write down the name of their club or, if a member of more than one club, their club of choice. At the annual presentation the club with the highest attendance at sanctioned shoots will win the target, which will be at the venue ready to be transported to its new home.

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