Wall of Fame

It’s impressive to see the rich history and diverse accomplishments within the Northern Archers club. Each archer has contributed significantly to the sport, leaving a lasting impact on both the local and international levels. Here’s a summary of the notable archers mentioned.

Dell Roache:

  • Achieved a remarkable record of winning all NSW and Australian Target Championships from 1957 to 1972.
  • Competed in three World Championships in Sweden, Holland, and America.
  • Despite retiring almost 50 years ago due to back problems, Dell Roache is still remembered as one of Australia’s most famous lady archers.

Margaret Ross (OAM 1982):

  • An Australian Paralympic archer who competed at the 1972 Heidelberg Paralympics and the 1976 Toronto Paralympics, winning a gold medal in the archery Mixed Teams Open event.
  • Received the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1982 for her service to the disabled, particularly in the field of sport.

Scott Dumbrell:

  • Won the Australian National Championships in 1979-80 and represented Australia in the 1980 Moscow Olympics in the Men’s Open Division.
  • Achieved notable rankings at the World Archery Championships in 1979 and the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

Phil Oliviero:

  • Remembered for his outstanding coaching and dedication to Northern Archers.
  • Known for his proficiency with sighted and barebow recurve, compound, and traditional longbow.
  • Contributed significantly to club management and the overall development of archers in the sport.

Michael Naray:

  • Competed as an Olympic archer representing Australia at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
  • Achieved a notable performance in the ranking round and faced tough competition in the individual and team events.

Nicholas Kyriazis (Nic):

  • Started archery training at Northern Archers and later joined Sydney Olympic Park Archery.
  • Achieved numerous awards and trophies in the sport.
  • Won the 2022 NSW State and National Field Championships for Open Male Recurve.
  • Represented Australia at the 2022 World Archery Field Championships in Yankton, USA, ranking 14th overall from 250 participants.
  • Currently focused on training for a potential representation at the 2026 Olympics in Milan, Italy.

Paul Butschek:

  • His expertise and achievements have left a lasting mark on the sport. It’s especially remarkable that he holds several Australian records for Compound Bare bow, a testament to his skill and proficiency in this category.
  • The fact that these records remain unbroken speaks to the excellence and enduring impact of Paul Butschek’s archery career.
  • His dedication to the sport and his success in competitions have likely made him a respected figure within the archery community.

These archers have left a lasting legacy, showcasing the dedication, skill, and passion that define Northern Archers. Their stories contribute significantly to the club’s history and the broader narrative of Australian archery.