Archery Guyana participates in Virtual meeting with World Archery Americas

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The Board of Archery Guyana, on August 8, participated in a successful two-hour Zoom Meeting with World Archery Americas (WAA) and other National Federations.

The Meeting was Chaired by Secretary-General of WAA, Mr. Sergio Font, and a number of issues were discussed from the affiliation to World Archery, the Olympic Solidarity to World Archery Congress and the World Archery Americas General Assembly.

Discussions were had as to the WAA Constitution and some possible positions which are up for election at the 2020 Assembly scheduled for later this year.

Regional Games in the Americas were discussed and it was noted that Guyana is eligible to participate in the South American Masters and Youth Games.

Coach Trainers was also discussed and in this regard, Phil Graves gave a brief presentation and is working on an online Module moving forward in the COVID-19 Pandemic new normal. Online classes were discussed in this regard for Coach trainer refresher courses.

Competitors in action at the National Gymnasium

A Judge Development Course was also discussed by Graves. Archery Guyana was in discussion with him and WAA to host a Judge’s Seminar in the first quarter of this year, but due to the unforeseen circumstances this had to be postponed.

Olympic Solidarity was also discussed with participants which was a useful lesson.

Another important area presented on was on Para-Archery. MJ Rogers from the USA presented on this and in fact this weekend will be hosting an online Seminar which is expected to be attended by four Archery Guyana members to continue to development in this area.

The Board of Directors wishes to thank World Archery Americas for facilitating this very useful and informative meeting to help streamline local plans moving forward. (Archery Guyana)

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