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Highest World FITA Ranking

FITA Target : 2nd as at 14 June 09

FITA Field : 1st as at March 2011


The Highest Ever FITA Target Ranking by an Australian Men’s Compound Archer (2nd June 2009)

The Highest Ever FITA Field Ranking by an Australian Men’s Compound Archer  to date.

Commonwealth Games Team Member 2010 India

2010, 2011, & 2013 Australian Open Winner Team and Individual

2015, 2016 Archery Australia National Matchplay Series Winner 

2010 Team Gold World Cup 4

2009 Individual Bronze World Cup 3

2009 Mixed Team Silver World Cup 3

2008 Individual Gold Medal World Cup 4

2008 Individual Bronze Medal World Cup 1

2007 Silver Medalist in  Team Men’s Compound World Target 2007.

5th World Target 2007

9th World Indoor 2012

17th World Target 2009

06/7&9/10,2013,14 Indoor National Champion 


2014,2016 National Target Champion

2008, 2009, 2012,2013,2014,2016 National Field Champion

2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013,2014,2016 Australian Best All Round Compound Archer

2005 World Team Bronze Medalist

FITA STAR 90m Score 1406

FITA Star 70m Score 710, FITA 50m Score 708

FITA 900 - 897 (SA State Record)

FITA 18m - 598 (SA State Record)

FITA 18m - 595 (Australian Record)


About us


Patrick Coghlan grew up in Adelaide, South Australia.  He was originally introduced to archery as a 7year old boy, at Southern Vales Archery Club.  At first his father wouldn’t let him shoot arrows with points, so every shot bounced off the target.  When he progressed to arrows that would “stick”, his main ambition was to robin hood his father’s arrows. Eventually he progressed to larger goals, by winning the Tyro Tournament later that year. He was also fortunate enough to be coached by Ros Johns when he was this age (Olympic Gold Medalist, Simon Fairweathers’ original coach too).

During his youth Patrick gave up Archery and pursued other  sports participating in Australian Rules Football, State Rugby, Athletics, Indoor Cricket & Outdoor Cricket, Tennis, Surf Life Saving, Rowing, Triathlons, Tae Kwon Do, Weight lifting etc.

Fortunately for Archery, but not so much for Patrick, in 1999 he was in a serious fall during an Army Reserves exercise and permanently injured his spine.  He had to give away most of his pursuits and spent some time re-finding the right hobby for his new way of life. After playing with table tennis, model painting, slot car racing and pistol shooting, he felt life just wasn’t worth it if he couldn’t participate in a real, challenging and competitive sport.

Pat dug out his old hunting bow in late 2003, which he hadn’t shot in over 10 years, and headed to the local archery club. With-in weeks, he had beaten all the other competitors at the club.  With-in a year he had cleaned up the State Championships and with-in two he had become the National Target Champion.  Within 2 years he was representing Australia and had been part of the Australian Team which won a Silver Medal in Madrid 2005.

Pat continues to break all the state records in 95% of the events.  Pat also holds a number of National Records.

The highlight of Pat’s career was winning in World Cup 4 Boe France in 2008 and also scoring 1404 in the Canberra Australia Day Fita Star.

Patrick is married to Rachel and together they have a son, Scout.