Barebow added to European indoor champs at continental congress

Cinzia Noziglia shoots during the World Archery Field Championships in 2018.

Barebow has been officially added to the programme of the European Indoor Championships, which have now been made annual, after changes to the calendar were approved by delegates at World Archery Europe’s remote congress.

Europe is the only continent to host a physical championship for the indoor discipline and, since the World Archery Indoor Championships was discontinued in favour of the mass-participation Indoor Archery World Series, the European crown is now the only international indoor title available at a single event.

Delegates from 37 member associations attended the online assembly.

They also decided to bring back the European Club Team Cup and move the continental federation towards professionalisation with the appointment of single liaisons for committees. Term limits for officers and a new strategy, with a focus on good governance, were accepted.

French federation president Jean-Michel Cleroy and Dutch secretary general Arnoud Strijbis were made new members of the World Archery Europe executive board, while Hilda Gibson and Darko Uidl were re-elected to the body.

Vladimir Esheev was re-appointed first vice president.

The congress was planned to take place alongside the European Championships in Antalya but moved online to ensure the greatest number of countries could participate.

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