Yanchep archer celebrating golden season

Danie Oosthuizen Picture: Archery X-tra
Danie Oosthuizen Picture: Archery X-tra

YANCHEP archer Danie Oosthuizen is celebrating a successful summer of shooting, having won gold in recent events.

The Benara Bowmen Archery Club compound archer has travelled around Australia and internationally for competitions in recent months, including for the Australian National Matchplay Series.

He placed first in the Victorian competition in February, second in WA in December and fourth in both South Australia in January and Queensland in November.

Those successes qualified him for a position in the national final in South Australia this month, where he finished with a bronze medal.

Oosthuizen also competed in the 2019 Australian Open in March, finishing fourth in the individual competition and a winning a gold medal for the compound men’s teams event which he shared with his son Danie-Louis and para archer Jonathon Milne from NSW.

Danie and Danie-Louis Oosthuizen with Jonathon Milne. Picture: Archery X-tra

He has a second place ranking in the Australian World Trials and travelled to the US in February to compete in the ‘Vegas Shoot’, which hosts more than 3700 archers from around the world, and ranked seventh overall in the senior pro division.

Danie-Louis is following in his father’s footsteps with a trip to Armidale NSW in April to compete in the Archery Youth National Championships where he will be representing WA for the third consecutive year.

They both did well at the club’s archery event at the Whiteman Park International Shooting Complex on March 17 where 55 archers competed, including Danie’s wife Corleen who won silver in her division.