Archery Australia though the High Performance Program are initiating a Regional Talent Identification Program (AARTIP). 

We are currently in the initial stage of establishing test programs in NSW and Victoria and if successful will be roll out in other RGBs.

The first stage of the program is open to NSW and ACT archers, download the Application Form HERE  

The program is open to both able bodied and Para athletes.

Program Objectives:

  • The AARTI Program has been implemented to offer the opportunity to develop athletes to represent Australia in future major International events in both Compound and Recurve
  • The initial aim is to develop squad members to a level that they can qualify and enter the Main stream AA HPP and to support regional athletes that are or will be Tier 3 and 4 in the AA HPP
  • Develop opportunities for domestic and international competition
  • Initially participants will be limited to 5 Female and 5 Male recurve and 5 Female and 5 Male compound


The program will only be open to those athletes that commit to striving to achieve national representation and demonstrate a willingness to comply with the program competition and training program.

Currently squad positions are available to those athletes who are members of the RGBs covering NSW and ACT

There is no specific age requirement for inclusion in the program

Squad members will be expected to:

  • support regional development programs and be available for selection in RGB teams
  • maintain performance and activity records
  • attend nominated tournament and training events
  • commit to relevant training programs

Continued squad participation will be continually assessed to ensure the compliance of the programs objectives.

Every 6-month period, participant performance will be reviewed for continued inclusion


Invited athletes will undertake an initial screening.

Applicants will be assessed initially on but not limited to:

  • Previous and current performances
  • Physical
  • Psychological
  • Coach/Coach’s subjective appraisals including athlete perceived potential
  • Skill Level (technique)
  • Attitude
  • Work Ethic
  • Commitment
  • Athlete goals in line with program objectives

Squad participants will be expected to allocate 15 to 20 hours a week for training, participate in strength and conditioning programs and ensure attendance at scheduled training/competition events.

The administrator of the program is Matt Gray and he can be contacted on


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