South Dakota Beats Out Mexico City to Host Archery’s 2015 World Youth Championships

By Community | June 3, 2014

The NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Centre was unanimously awarded the right to host the 2015 World Youth Championships by World Archery’s Executive Board in May.

The bid, buy submitted by the National Field Archery Association Foundation, physician met all the Executive Board’s stringent criteria, designed to select the most suitable host for a World Archery Youth Championships.

The South Dakota-situated venue impressed the group enough that they voted unanimously in favour of the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Centre as hosts of the 2015 event, to run from 8-14 June. Mexico City was among the other locations considered.

An estimated 600 competitors from 60 countries are expected at the event, supported by a similar number of team management and family. The tournament schedule will include an official practice period, three days of qualification and eliminations – and two days of spectator finals.

The NFAA Easton Archery Centre in Yankton was one of the first Easton Centres to be built, and is a Partner centre of the Easton Foundation as well as home to the National Field Archery Association headquarters.

National Field Archery Association President Mr Bruce Cull said: “As the home of the NFAA, Yankton is a centrepiece for archery in the United States. By bringing the young generation of international archers to the Centre, we not only have the chance to give them a great event but display our world-class venue and City to competitors from around the globe.”

World Archery Secretary General Mr Tom Dielensaid: “Yankton 2015 is the next in a series of World Archery events we’ve successfully partnered with the National Field Archery Association Foundation board and staff to deliver. Bruce CULL and his team stage the popular and growing final of the Indoor Archery World Cup at their Las Vegas Shoot, and held the 2012 World Archery Indoor Championships in the same city. I’m wholly confident that these 2015 youth championships will run to the same high level, in one of the most impressive archery facilities in the world.”