USA’s National Field Archery Association Foundation to host World Youth Championships in Yankton in 2015
4 JUNE - The NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Centre was unanimously awarded the right to host the 2015 World Youth Championships by World Archery’s Executive Board in May.
The bid, submitted by the National Field Archery Association Foundation, met all the Executive Board’s stringent criteria, designed to select the most suitable host for a World Archery Youth Championships.
The South Dakota-situated venue impressed the group enough that they voted unanimously in favour of the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Centre as hosts of the 2015 event, to run from 8-14 June. Mexico City was among the other locations considered.
An estimated 600 competitors from 60 countries are expected at the event, supported by a similar number of team management and family. The tournament schedule will include an official practice period, three days of qualification and eliminations – and two days of spectator finals.
Juan-Carlos HOLGADO, 1992 Olympic team gold medallist and World Archery’s Event Director was impressed by the venue. “This is a fantastic facility, fit for an international event,” he said. “It’s one of the best archery centre’s I’ve seen, and the two outdoor Olympic archery ranges mean it’s got the capacity to welcome the high number of young archers that compete at the youth world championships.”
Beautifully located in the Great Plains of the United States, the venue, the City of Yankton and State of South Dakota have the infrastructure needed to support the Tournament. “Everything is in close proximity, the venue’s very safe for young archers and Yankton 2015 should prove to be an excellent event,” Juan-Carlos concluded.
The NFAA Easton Archery Centre in Yankton was one of the first Easton Centres to be built, and is a Partner centre of the Easton Foundation as well as home to the National Field Archery Association headquarters.
National Field Archery Association President Mr Bruce CULL said: “As the home of the NFAA, Yankton is a centrepiece for archery in the United States. By bringing the young generation of international archers to the Centre, we not only have the chance to give them a great event but display our world-class venue and City to competitors from around the globe.”
World Archery Secretary General Mr Tom DIELEN said: “Yankton 2015 is the next in a series of World Archery events we’ve successfully partnered with the National Field Archery Association Foundation board and staff to deliver. Bruce CULL and his team stage the popular and growing final of the Indoor Archery World Cup at their Las Vegas Shoot, and held the 2012 World Archery Indoor Championships in the same city. I’m wholly confident that these 2015 youth championships will run to the same high level, in one of the most impressive archery facilities in the world.”
= Name: 2015 World Archery Youth Championships
= Venue: NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Centre, Yankton, South Dakota
= Dates: 8-14 June 2015. Finals: 13/14 June 2015.
= Organiser: National Field Archery Association Foundation, www.nfaausa.com and www.neyac.org
For more information, please contact World Archery Communications Manager Mr Chris WELLS via email (email@example.com) or telephone (+41 79 947 55 20).
The World Archery Federation or World Archery is the international governing body for the sport of archery, formally known as FITA, and is recognised by the International Olympic Committee, International Paralympic Committee and others. Founded in 1931 in Lwow, Poland, World Archery serves to promote and regulate archery worldwide through its 151 member associations (national archery federations), international competition and development.
World Archery is based in Maison du Sport International in Lausanne, Switzerland. Visit World Archery’s website (www.worldarchery.org), and follow the federation on Facebook (www.facebook.com/WorldArcheryPage) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/worldarchery).
The National Field Archery Association or NFAA is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the sport of archery in the United States of America. Founded in 1939, the NFAA now consists of 49 state associations and nearly 1,000 affiliated clubs with over 14,000 individual members. The National Field Archery Association Foundation is a 501c3 Public Charitable supporting organisation of the NFAA. The NFAA is a national allied organisation of USA Archery, the Olympic governing body for archery in the USA.
The National Field Archery Association is based in the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Centre, and is a division of the National Field Archery Association Foundation in Yankton, South Dakota, USA. Visit the NFAA’s websites (www.nfaausa.com and www.neyac.org).