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World Archery Categories

Archery is governed by the International Federation, World Archery. In South Africa, we tend to compete in three types of archery:

  1. In Outdoor archery, World Archery recognise the Recurve, Standard Bow and Compound Divisions
  2. In Indoor archery, World Archery recognise the Recurve and Compound divisions, and for
  3. Field archery, World Archery recognise the Recurve, Compound and Barebow divisions.

In addition, nine classes are recognised;

  • Women
  • Men
  • Cadet Women
  • Cadet Med
  • Junior Women
  • Junior Men
  • Masters Women
  • Masters Men
  • Para-Archery Classes

Para-achery is open to athletes with a physical disability (including spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, amputee…) in three functional classes (Open, Standing, and Wheelchair)

The combination of a class and a division is called ‘Category’ as shown by the table on the right.

4.2.2. Separate events for Junior and Cadet Women, Junior and Cadet Men, Master Women and Master men can be recognised by World Archery in the disciplines of Outdoor, Indoor and Field Archery.

4.2.2.1. At each competition and athlete can compete in 1 class only. This applies in all classes for which he is eligible.

4.2.3. An athlete may participate in a Cadet Class in tournaments when the competition takes place up to and i the year of his 17th birthday

4.2.4. An athlete may participate in a Junior Class in tournaments when the compeition takes place up to and in the year of his 20th birthday

4.2.5. An athlete may participate in a Master Class in tournaments when the competition takes place in the year of his 50th birthday and thereafter.

FITA Categories Table

SANAA Categories

SANAA recognises the following catagories for development in addtion to the World Archery Classes list above: