Southern Vales Archery Club
ROSNEY JOHNS MEMORIAL FIELD TOURNAMENT
ROSNEY JOHNS JUNIORS
The Rosney Johns Memorial Field Tournament was a very special SVAC
tournament in honour of one of the founding members of our club, Rosney Johns.
Rosney was pivotal in the formation and running of Southern Vales Archery Club.
During her years with SVAC, Rosney mentored champion archers such as Simon Fairweather
and Pat Coghlan and inspired many, many others. Simon, who was the national Head Coach
for Archery Australia, and Pat, who represents Australia in World Cup Archery Tournaments
speak highly of Rosney and her efforts to encourage young archers to achieve their very best.
Rosney's dedication, her deep love of archery and her inspiration will continue to echo
After the very sudden and sad death of Rosney, and to honour her years of invaluable efforts
for Archery in South Australia, the IDEC Horseshoe was renamed the Rosney Johns Memorial
SVAC proudly hosted the Rosney Johns Memorial shoot on the last Sunday of October every
year. Any gender was permitted to participate in this tournament but only a female was
eligible to win it. It was held on the last Sunday in October. New archers were always
encouraged to participate and an experienced archer was always on hand to guide them
through the tournament on the day.
In 2019, we re-evaluated this memorial shoot for Rosney, and took into consideration her
dedication towards developing Juniors.
SVAC has created a new memorial called:
The Rosney Johns Juniors
This tournament will be open for all juniors across the state and juniors will shoot the same
rounds that they shoot in state and national tournaments. This will be a registered shoot so
juniors can improve their state/national ranking.
It will be held in early December each year, early enough not to interfere with Christmas
preparations or holidays.
Special medallions have been designed to make this a very special award to win