Development

World Archery’s development department works with the organisation’s member associations to grow archery in nations around the world. The department offers advice and consultancy on strategic planning in areas of performance and grassroots development, assists in applications for Olympic Solidarity funding and coordinates programmes for coach and coach trainer education.

Member Association Services

Emerging national archery federations can apply to World Archery for temporary membership. Membership can be granted in interim periods between World Archery Congress, where it will be voted on by the current World Archery membership.

Strategic Planning

Consulting services and strategic planning assistance is available for specific projects, including national high performance programmes, national coaching certification programmes, archery range planning and other areas.

Equipment Assistance

Pending certain requirements, member associations with the greatest needs in archery development can apply for equipment assistance – not including targets and venues or facilities. To benefit from this, member associations must have adopted an agreed strategic plan for the equipment’s usage.

Olympic Solidarity

Olympic Solidarity organises assistance for National Olympic Committees, particularly those with the greatest needs, through multi-faceted programmes prioritising athlete development, the training of coaches and sports administrators, and promoting the ideals set out in the Olympic Charter.

There are two sources of Olympics Solidarity funding: World programmes and continental programmes. World programmes are available through the Olympic Solidarity headquarters in Lausanne , while continental programmes are available through each Continental Olympic Association and are customised to each region.

World Archery member associations may apply for Olympic Solidarity funding through their respective National Olympic Committees with copy to World Archery’s development department.

Archery Centres

World Archery’s centres are hubs for the development of the sport. The World Archery Excellence Centre is based in Lausanne, Switzerland and World Archery Partner Centres are located in Sri Lanka and Thailand.

Read more aboutWorld Archery Centres

Development Partners

World Archery is supported in its worldwide efforts to develop archery by its Development Fund Partners and Associate Members.


  • International Olympic Committee

  • Global Sports Development

  • Olympafrica

  • Peace and Sport

  • FIDTA
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