Name: Joshua Turner
Age: 12
Country: AUstralia
Shooting Style: Compound


Bow MakeWin & Win Dragonfly 38
Draw Weight – 35lb
Draw Length – 26″
Sight – SureLoc Supreme
StabilisersEaston Contour 30”
Arrows – Outdoor – Easton Carbon One 900’s. Indoor Easton XX75 Platinum Plus
Release Aid – Stan Just X 3L

I am National Champion in Target, Field, ​and Indoor in Cub, which is the youngest division. I am also State Champion in my division. In State and National rankings, I am ranked first in the State and first nationally. I shot the Trans Tasman which is an International tournament between New Zealand and Australia. I came second in the ranking round. I hold 2 national records.

WA 50M – 623/720
WA 18M – 548/600
Vegas – 548/600
AA30/720 – 708/720
AA40/1440- 1371/1440
24t WA Field Yellow- 389/432


I personally think these glasses are the best glasses I’ve ever shot with, they are so good to shoot with in different conditions such as bright and dark. The lenses can change what the target looks like in different weather. I like the yellow lense for really dark conditions because it can brighten up the gold and make it a lot easier to see and aim at. My other favourite lense is the brown lense because the lense dulls the target in bright conditions and makes your eyes relaxed to aim at the target.


When did you get into archery?
I have been doing archery for 3 years now and have loved it ever since I started. I got into archery when I was 5 years old. I was at school watching some kids do archery as an after-school sport out on the oval and every year from then I asked my parents if I could start shooting. Once I got to age 9 the people at the archery club said ‘I don’t think he can shoot, he’s too young’. They asked ‘What do you want to do?’, I said ‘I want to win gold for Australia!’. I’ve been shooting ever since then.

What do you enjoy most about archery?
I enjoy trying to better myself on every round and shooting perfect scores at every distance. I also enjoy shooting field archery the most. I love the thrill of shooting at small targets at far distances. I also love the challenge of shooting on angles and having to have an awkward stance.

What has been your most memorable experience to date?
My most memorable experience was representing Australia at the Trans Tasman over in Morwell during 2018. I enjoyed shooting with different people from all over the country and also shooting the national youth championships a week before the Trans Tasman.

What would be your best advice to upcoming archers?
Practice every day, work hard and results will come eventually.

What do you get up to when you’re not shooting?
When I’m not shooting I’m doing advanced swimming. I also like assisting in community activities. I also like going out rifle shooting with my dad when I can.