Monday, August 13, 2012

Wade Hudson Bound For Argentina

Gunnedah archer, Wade Hudson, has been selected in the official Australian seven member team to contest the Team of Nations event at the 2012 World International Field Archery Championships to be held in the city of Mirimar, Argentina. Mirimar is located 450 kilometre’s south of the capitol, Buenos Aires along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and is a popular tourist area in Argentina. The week long event commences on October 28th and finishes with the medal presentations on November 3rd. Australia won the prestigious Team of Nations trophy at the 2010 World Championships held in Dahn, Germany for the first time and will be seeking to repeat the effort in Argentina. Hudson who will be competing in the Bowhunter Compound division and as well as team glory will be looking for individual honours in his first taste of archery on foreign soil. Over the last few years Hudson has proven himself at Pacific Region and Australian Championships and is looking forward to the challenge of taking on the world’s best field archers in Argentina. The International Field Archery Championships are a true test of archery ability and stamina with the event conducted over five consecutive days with archers required to shoot a total of 476 scoring arrows. Each day will consist of 28 targets set in natural bush settings with extreme uphill and downhill shots a feature of World Championships sure to be part of the courses. Namoi Valley Archers are extremely proud of Hudson’s selection as he becomes only the second archer from Gunnedah to be a member of an Australian Team of Nations squad joining Steve Jaeger who represented Australia in the 2006 Team of Nations event held in Hervey Bay, Queensland.