Brendan Gaffney . . .
Coach and coordinator Brendan Gaffney is a partner in Archery Adventures. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience from a lifetime’s involvement in archery, including more than 10 years as a professional instructor and event organiser. Brendan has organised national championships and archery events for conference, corporate, youth and social groups, teaches beginners (adults and children) and coaches school squads. He started numerous people in their archery careers, and never fails to amaze others, including fellow archers, with his depth of archery knowledge and enthusiasm for the primeval sport of kings. Brendan is a Level 2 coach and a member of Archery New Zealand. "It's a privilege to introduce newcomers to the challenge
and be part of their success and gain in confidence ."
Mike Smerdon . . .
Has been in the sport for over 40 years. He's done everything there
is to do in archery.
"Although an ancient sport, archery has all the elements a
modern sport requires. This includes physical conditioning, medical
discipline, good flexibility and above all the ability to have fun."
John Young . . .
Has over 20 years experience as a competitor, administrator and
coach - his greatest satisfaction comes when he sees a newcomer
execute a well shot arrow.
"Archery is satisfying on many levels: history, skills and
knowledge; the beautiful parabolic flight of an arrow and the elegance
of a well executed shot; the competitive nature and discipline, the camaraderie and common purpose in the sport."
Liam Gaffney . . .
Liam provides the all-essential website and computer technical support for Archery Adventures, and has previously competed in archery events.
Gaylene Gaffney . . .
started archery in the late '60s, represented New Zealand, and nowadays continues her involvement with administration, instruction and event-management.
Joe Gaffney . . .
Joe is a former competitive club-level recurve archer, having started his competitive career in the Auckland Grammar School’s archery squad.
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