Hong Kong Archery Association
Archery is one of the most ancient activities for both hunting and warfare. Since the invention of other modern weapons, Bow and Arrow have developed as a sport for the privileged as well as an art. With the establishment of Federation International de Tire L’Arc (FITA) in 1913, Archery entered into the era of sports competition and was formally accepted as an Olympic event since 1972 in Munich. In the same year, Hong Kong Archery Association was also established.
Hong Kong Archery Association, affiliated to the SF&OC (Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China), AAF (Asian Archery Federation) and FITA, is the governing body of the sport in the territory. The Association currently constitutes of over twenty member clubs that are enthusiastic in promoting archery in Hong Kong. These clubs are founded by different sectors of the community, ranging from societies in various geographic regions to functional organizations. With well-organized regular tournaments, both Outdoor and Indoor, finely established ranking system and recognized representation in overseas competitions, the sport has attracted thousands of keen players in Hong Kong annually.
After decades of active promotion, Archery becomes a sport-for-all event with participation from all arenas of the community. It is a sport requiring not only physical fitness and mental control, but mastering the self and the environment; and the co-ordination of oneself with the equipment. It is definitely a sport suitable for all genders, ages and states of physical ability; a sport for medal as well as for leisure.
In addition to the traditional Olympic style Target Archery (Recurve Division), the Association has been proactively promoting various disciplines of archery that are now developing rapidly worldwide, including Field Archery and Target Archery (Compound Division) for a variety of options. The Association is also endeavouring to promote youth competitions starting this year. For more information of the sport and the development, you are welcomed to visit the Association’s website at www.archery.org.hk.