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24 April 2022

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Perfect for all youth archers from novice to advanced, this is the Premier Youth Event on the NSW Tournament Calendar…
Designed to encourage all clubs to put forward their youth archers to participate in this friendly competition, Coast Archers Youth Challenge features both an individual and team event for compound and recurve archers.
We are ideally located on the Central Coast. Just 1 hour from Central Sydney, one hour from Newcastle and just an hour and 20 minutes from Liverpool and Penrith…

Why not make a weekend of it and enjoy the Central Coast…

Canberra Round…

Coast Archers hosts the Coast Archers Youth Challenge each year which is open to all junior divisions from all AA clubs. This year it will be held on April 24. Competitors shoot a 90 Arrow Short Course 'Canberra' round based on their age and due to the starting distance for each age group our competition offers a level playing field*:

20 and under:

Canberra (WA/60/900), 60m, 50m, 40m, 122cm target face


Canberra (WA/60/900), 60m, 50m, 40m, 122cm target face 


Short Canberra (50/900), 50m, 40m, 30m, 122cm target face


Junior Canberra (40/900), 40m, 30m, 20m, 122cm target face 

Joey (11 and under)

Mini Canberra (30/900), 30m, 20m, 10m, 122cm target face


*Please note if an archer chooses to shoot a round below the one for their age class, they forfeit being able to win a medal.

Indvidual and Team Events

The Youth Challenge features an individual medal event and a team event whereby clubs can put together a team of three or more archers in either Compound or Recurve bow types.

In addition there are awards for the highest scoring individual Compound and Recurve Archers.

Team Event:

There is a:

  • Compound Team Event and a

  • Recurve Team Event


These can be made up of archers using sighted and barebow.

There is no separate team event for longbow.


Longbow archers are grouped into the recurve division.

Teams comprise of three or more archers in the same bow type and can be of all ages, 20 and under. It is preferred that clubs form their teams and encourage all of their juniors to take part, irrespective of ability.

The top three scores of any team are added together. The total of the top three scores are used to determine the highest scoring team. All members of the team are counted as being part of the team even if their scores are not used to calculate a total score. In the event of a win, all team members are presented with the trophy on the podium.

If a club has three (3) or more archers of the same bow type then that forms a team.


All archers of that bow type must participate in their club’s team and may not shoot in a composite team.

Composite Teams

If a club does not have three or more archers to form a team, then they can combine with another club(s) that has less than three archers to form a composite team, providing they are all using the same bow type. The names will be drawn from a hat on the day to prevent ‘team stacking’.

Joey Division

Our competition accommodates the 11 and under age group (JOEY) and the maximum distance they need to shoot is 30 metres. They will also receive support during the competition with things like scoring. 

Medals & Trophies

We easily have the nicest medals on the circuit and they have become prized possessions for anyone that have won one before!

There are perpetual trophies for the Recurve Team Event and the Compound Team Event. The trophy stays at the host ground of Coast Archers and will have the winning team engraved on the plate. Trophies are used for the presentation and photographs at the event. Winning teams are given a framed certificate to take back to their club.

Scoring Devices

Archers are welcome to bring phones for scoring on iscored today, However, for the younger archers, we do have Samsung Galaxy tablets that have been set up for live scoring.

BBQ Lunch

1 round of hot dogs + salad are included in the cost of the registration for all competitors. Additional hot dogs are available for purchase by parents and spectators and hungry archers!


We always put out shelters at our tournaments to protect archers from sun and rain. It also creates a great tournament atmosphere!

Entry Fee

Coast Archers strives to make it's events affordable.


The entry fee is just $25.00 per archer which includes lunch If you would like to register, please click here.  

Records Achieved

The Range at Coast Archers is well protected from wind and the perfect place to go for a personal best and also quite a few records have been broken at the events over the years… Scores pending are awaiting verification by the State and National Recorders.

17/2/19 Josie Hatch (Armidale), Female Cub Compound, Junior Canberra with a score of 880 out of 900 – National Record.


16/2/20 Darren Candra (SOPA), Male Intermediate Barebow Recurve with a score of 736 out of 900 – National Record.

21/11/21 Ammrutha Vashetharan (SOPA) Cub Female, Junior Canberra with a score of 871 out of 900 – National Record (Pending).

21/11/21 Darren Candra (SOPA) Intermediate Male Barebow Recurve, Junior Canberra with a score of 800 out of 900 – National Record (Pending).

21/11/21 Branden Tse (SOPA) Intermediate Male Recurve, Short Canberra with a score of 853 out of 900 National Record (Pending).

21/11/21 Emma Lucile Blayney (Sydney University Archery Club) 20 & Under Female Barebow Recurve, WA 60/900 with a score of 508 out of 900 National Record (Pending).

Hall of Fame

Winners: Team Event Recurve

2018: SOPA

2019: SOPA

2020: SOPA

2021: SOPA

Winners: Team Event Compound

2018: Coast Archers

2019: Coast Archers

2020: Ayden Crosdale (Cessnock) / Matthew Horschak (Northern) / Lara Pilavci (Penrith) Composite Team.

2021: Coast Archers

Highest Score Recurve out of 900

2018: Peter Boukouvalas (SOPA) score 822

2019: Branden Tse (SOPA) score 834

2020: Branden Tse (SOPA) score 864

2021: Ammrutha Vashetharan (SOPA) score 871

Highest Score Compound out of 900

2018: Anthony Allan (Coast Archers) score 868

2019: Josie Hatch (Armidale Archers) score 880

2020: Harrison McLean (Northern Archers) score 864

2021: Connor Bateup (Coast Archers) score 844

National & State Records

Josie Hatch: 2019, Female Cub Compound, Junior Canberra, score 880 (National Record)

Darren Candra: 2020 Male Intermediate Barebow Recurve, Junior Canberra, score 736 (National Record)

Ammrutha Vashetharan Cub Female, Junior Canberra, score of 871 (National Record (Pending).

Darren Candra Intermediate Male Barebow Recurve, Junior Canberra, score 800 (National Record (Pending).

Branden Tse Intermediate Male Recurve, Short Canberra, score of 853 (National Record (Pending).

Emma Lucile Blayney 20 & Under Female Barebow Recurve, WA 60/900, score 508 (National Record (Pending).

We challenge all clubs to enter a team for 2022
Armidale Archers / Bondi Archers / Bellingen Archers / Coast Archers / Coffs Coast Archers / Cessnock Target Archers / Newcastle City Archers / Northern Archers of Sydney / Liverpool City Archers / Penrith City Archers / Sydney Olympic Park Archers / Warringah Archers / Westlakes Archers
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