Jill Gillette

Jill started archery in 2005. As a young widow, archery gave Jill focus and she is now a competitive archer and bowhunter. Jill won 2 silver medals at the World Masters Games, and ranked 6th and won a bronze teams medal at the 2016 World Field Archery Championship. Jill is a 2018-2019 AFBU NZFAA Bow Hunter Champion, and 2019 Silver medalist at the World Field Archery Bow Hunter Championships.  In 2021 and 2022 Jill won the NFAA Indoor Nationals. She competed at the 2023 IFAA Indoor World Championship in England, and came 4th. Jill has twenty NZFAA records.

Jill is currently the President of NZFAA, and a coach and committee member at Franklin Archery Club.

Bev Evans

Beverley Evans belongs to the Manawatu Archery club, she started archery 8 years ago, joining her son who was already shooting. She began as a left handed recurver and now shoots as a right handed compounder. Beverley currently holds 4 New Zealand records for Master Woman’s compound and 2 New Zealand records for Women’s compound.  She also holds one New Zealand Field Archery Association record. Beverley represented New Zealand at her first international tournament at the 2023 World Archery Oceania Championships in Adelaide, Australia where she won 2 bronze medals.

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Mike Savage

Mike belongs to Franklin Archers and holds all IFAA Bowhunter records, many other records, and even some Australian records. He has represented NZ Archery twice at World Archery Field Championships, in France and Canada. Mike is a two-time IFAA 3D Australian National Champion. He is the Australian Queensland State Champion for Target and he has won  four gold medals at the World Masters Games. Mike has many other achievements, including

  • IBO Champion 9 times
  • World Champion IFAA
  • Champion of Nations team winner - 1st time for NZ
  • Archery NZ Indoor Champs 7 times
  • Outdoor Target NZ Champion 6 times
  • Shot at the 50th Vegas Shoot.

Mike is also an International sponsored shooter with Hoyt.

Shaun Ryan

Shaun is a member of Tauranga Archers. He has been shooting since 2017 and competing since 2019. Shaun won the Senior Men's recurve trophy at the New Zealand Indoor Champs 2022 and the target trophy at the 2023 NZ National Target Championships. Shaun is a World Archery Level 2 coach and enjoys coaching club members, as well as youth archers from several schools around Tauranga. Shaun was selected to represent NZ in Singapore in 2023, but was unable to attend.

Finn Matheson

Finn Matheson is a member of Auckland Archery Club, a New Zealand representative recurve archer and record holder and double international (karate).

He first competed for NZ in 2018 at the Trans-Tasman Tournament, and again at the WA Oceania Championships and Youth Olympic Selection Event. In 2019 he competed in World Cup events in Shanghai and Antalya (Turkey), the WA Youth World Championships in Madrid and in 2023, at the WA Oceania Championships where he won 3 medals.

Finn is a WA Level 2 coach, an Archery NZ Performance Coach, and a member of the King’s College PE staff where he is employed as their archery coach.

Finn was named ‘Archery NZ Coach of the Year’ for 2022.

Rebecca Jones

Rebecca is a member of Christchurch Archery Club and Auckland Archery Club. Rebecca represented NZ in the 2016 and 2018 Trans Tasman Challenge, and the 2018 Oceania Championships, where she won a Youth Olympic spot. Rebecca represented NZ at the Youth Olympics in 2018, finishing 7th individually and 4th in her mixed team. Rebecca is currently ranked 7th in NZ for Open Women's Recurve.

Rebecca holds 27 NZ/National records

Meike Voigt

Meike Voigt has been a barebow archer for over 5 years. In 2020 she travelled to Australia and competed for NZ in the World Indoor Series, winning her category. In 2023 she represented New Zealand at the World Archery Oceania Championships. She came fourth in the individual matchplay, and won the silver medal in the mixed teams matchplay. Meike has also spent many years serving on the committee for Mountain Green Archery Club, most recently as the Club Captain. She is aiming to represent NZ at international field events in 2024.

Meike holds 13 NZ records and 12 National Tournament records.

Nuala Edmundson

Nuala has been a member of Mountain Green Archery Club in Auckland since 2014. She has represented New Zealand in the 2019 and 2023 Trans Tasman Challenge and the 2023 World Archery Oceania Championships. She won the U21 Women's Recurve Individual Matchplay at Oceania 2023, and came second in the Target, as well as the mixed teams event with fellow staff shooter Ben McLean. Nuala won the target, individual matchplay, and mixed teams matchplay at the 2023 NZ National Target Championships, and is ranked first in NZ Open Women Recurve as of March 2023.

Nuala travelled to Ireland in 2023 to compete at the 2023 World Archery Youth Championships, finishing 57th.

Nuala currently holds 8 NZ/National records.

Regan Walters

Regan is a barebow archer and belongs to the Franklin County Archery Club. He is currently the youngest president of an archery club in New Zealand and a level 1 NZFAA Archery coach. Regan has been shooting since 2013. Regan has competed in the Black arrows team for Champion of Nations in 2019 held in Yankton where he came away with the gold medal in the competition and broke all 3 NZ records for young adult bowhunter recurve.

Regan has many other achievements including:

  • 6 Archery NZ, 33 NZFAA records.
  • Record holder of Archery NZ 50m (72 arrows)
  • Record holder of the three day standard IFAA indoor record
  • Record holder of all three Pacific region field archery shoots (Field, Hunter and Marked animal) for young adult bowhunter recurve in 2019, and two Pacific region field archery shoots (Field and Marked animal) for Junior male bowhunter recurve in 2017



Kerry Hoole

Kerry is a member of Mountain Green Archery Club. He represented NZ at the 2023 World Archery Oceania Championships in Adelaide. He is ranked first in the NZ rankings in the Barebow Masters as of July 2023, and second in Open Barebow.

Kerry holds 15 NZ/National Records.



Izzy Matthews

Izzy is a member of Mountain Green Archery Club, and has been shooting since 2013. She has represented New Zealand at the Trans Tasman Challenge 2019,  Trans Tasman Challenge 2023 and Oceania Championships 2023. Izzy also enjoys shooting field and clout, and represented New Zealand at the IFAA Indoor World Champs in Wellington.

Izzy holds 9 NZ/National records


Ben McLean

Ben has been shooting since 2015, and is a member of Auckland Archery Club. Ben has represented NZ a number of times, first at the 2018 Trans Tasman Challenge in Australia, and most recently at the 2023 WA Oceania Championships. He won gold in the U21 Men's Recurve indivdual matchplay and silver in the U21 Recurve mixed teams with fellow staff shooter Nuala Edmundson at this event, and travelled to Ireland this July to compete in the 2023 World Archery Youth Championships, where he finished 57th.