OAC Judges Committee - Members

Mrs Susanne Womersley (AUS)

I am a FITA International Judge which has given me the opportunity to officiate at the 2000 Paralympic Games, the 2002 and 2006 World Field Championships, the 2003 Indoor World Championships and the 2004 Olympic Games. In 2005 I have been elected to FITA Council. 

In Australia, I am the Chairperson of the Archery Australia Inc. Officials Committee, a position I have held since 1993. Together with my committee,I am responsible for the development and implementation of the National Officiating Program, ie the training and qualification of National Judges and National Judge Candidates; plus the appointment of Judges and Directors of Shooting to National Championships and regional tournaments.

 I am a secondary school teacher, married to John Womersley and have a 21 year old daughter. I live in Geelong, about 80km from Melbourne. Besides work, family and archery I like travelling, especially to Europe (I was born and grew up in Austria) and reading.

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Mr Didier Gras (FPO)

I first began archery in 1995 in Tahiti and quickly achieved some very good results which allowed me to be selected for the national recurve team.

I won several national titles but it was not until 2000 that I started entering international tournaments, where I was successful in winning several medals. It was in 2000 that I became interested in both coaching and judging.

I had already attended several coaching seminars with well-known international instructors, following which I obtained a National Coaching Certificate, Level 2.

I now devote time to the archery school in Tahiti where I coach young children and also focus on training archers who are contenders for the national team.

I qualified as a National Judge in 2000 and have officiated in national tournaments in Tahiti. In December 2006 I was accredited as Oceania Continental Judge.

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Mr Les Jones (NZL)

When my son decided to take up the sport of archery I decided to join him on the compound line and in 1998 applied to be a judge as there was only one judge in the my area at the time.  I still shoot, but an injury to my arm meant a move to crossbow.

Currently I am the Co-ordinator of Judges in New Zealand.  This position means that I manage the judges at tournaments, the accreditation process for National Judges and judge training as well as write articles for the New Zealand Archer magazine.  I do all this with excellent help from my fellow judges.  I judge at local tournaments and for the last three years I have been the Chief Judge at the New Zealand Outdoor National Championships.  My overseas judging experience has been in American Samoa in 2002 and in Samoa in 2006. 

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Ms Nicole Lamarche (CAL)

I have been an archer for 15 years and my experience as a National Judge goes back to 10 years now, having qualified in 1996. Living in New Caledonia, I am a member of the French Archery Federation. I take part in tournaments and also give weekly classes at the Noumèa archery club to which I belong.

In 2002 I judged at the Oceania Championship, which took place in Noumèa, and more recently in January 2007 I officiated at the New Zealand Championship.

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