Archery is a sport for all seasons and for all people, whatever your age, gender or physical ability. It is also a very versatile sport as it can be as simple or as involved as you want. Why not try it today?

The South African National Archery Association (SANAA) is the governing body of the sport of target archery in South Africa, formed by the provinces. The provinces in turn, comprise the SANAA Council who elects the Executive of SANAA.



Clubs in the provinces are affiliated to the provincial body. Para-archery and the International Field Archery Association (IFAA) disciplines are an integral part of SANAA. The provincial representatives are listed below.

Clubs that are affiliated to SANAA recognised provincial archery associations are automatically recognised in terms of the rules and regulations of the federation, as SANAA-affiliated clubs. All club matters should be referred to the clubs or the provincial archery association.

We are often asked how to start a club in your area. We make it as easy as possible with a host of resources. You need just a handful of people to form a club and together with your provincial body, we help you grow. Start off by having a founding meeting (you can download a draft Constitution from our website) and present the document together with the minutes of the meeting and proof of a bank account in the name of the club to your provincial body for membership.


SANAA offers a development program, taking you from start to tournament level and available from all our affiliated clubs.

To participate in the WA Feathers and Arrows program or IFAA School Intructor program, all you need do is become a club member and join SANAA as an Affiliate class member (R25.00 per annum). There are a number of good ways of becoming involved in archery.

The first is to find and contact your local club – this is very straightforward, just click on the province below.


We also have an excellent Beginner Guide that gives a wealth of information.

It’s easy. find your closest club in your area, give the secretary of the club a call; and you will be on your way. The clubs are listed as a service from information supplied by the Provincial Archery Association Secretaries. All our clubs are run by volunteers and so you would normally contact them in the evening or on their cell phone. Club secretaries are really keen to help, so give them a call and start shooting as soon as this weekend.



The provinces listed here are in accordance with the Demarcation Board and is done for the sake of convenience. For the provincial associations (affiliates) recognised by the National Federation click here.