Our centre

Introduction Leaflet in pdf
 

The World Archery Excellence Centre is located 15 minutes away from the middle of Lausanne.

Partnerships with hotels and restaurants in the area and the City of Lausanne will make the Centre easy to visit and desirable to stay at.

Local public transport routes such as the M2 metro line and bus numbers 45, 62 and 64 end nearby the Centre.

Services

Envisaged as a hub for Olympic, elite and recreational archery worldwide, the World Archery Excellence Centre will host training camps, individual athletes, judging and coaching seminars, and become the primary venue for World Archery’s development initiatives.

It will also be a multi-sport venue offering activities to the communities of Lausanne and the Canton of Vaud.

The 6,200m2 site includes the following facilities:

  • Huge 70/18m indoor range/activity hall
  • Athlete lounge and cafeteria
  • Office spaces
  • Gym, changing rooms
  • Sports medicine facilities
  • Conference and meeting spaces
  • 90m outdoor field

All facilities at the World Archery Excellence Centre are available for bookings by private individuals and organisations. Rates are offered on application.

For further information, please contact us at info@worldarcherycentre.org or +41 21 614 20 60.

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Partners

ORGANIZATION

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Juan Carlos HOLGADO

Centre Director
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David FINAL

David WEBER

Administration & Sales Coordinator
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KS FINAL

Kyeong Su JEOUNG

Head Coach & Competition Manager
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Thierry FINAL

Thierry SPRUNGER

Sales and Business Adviser
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Fermin FINAL

Fermin SUL

Maintenance Coordinator
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Melanie FINAL

Mélany POSTIGO

Development & Archery Events Coordinator
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nathalie

Nathalie CHABIN

Volunteers Coordinator & Coach
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Ray FINAL

Ray Paroz

Coach
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Junoh FINAL

Junoh LEE

Events Coordinator
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Alexane SCELLES 2

Alexane SCELLES

Webmaster & Communication Coordinator
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JC FINAL

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operational centre management
  • Facility development planning and delivery
  • Course planning
  • Stakeholder management
  • Funding and finance
  • Staff management

Juan Carlos HOLGADO

Centre Director

Juan Carlos Holgado is a four-time Olympian (athlete in 1988 and 1992, coach in 1996 and 2000), who became an Olympic team gold medallist in Barcelona 1992. 

He holds a Master of Management and Administration of Sport and a License in Physical Education and Sports. He has been officially involved in World Archery since 2004, when he served as Technical Operations Manager at Athens 2004 Olympic Games, a position he repeated in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Appointed as World Archery Events Director in 2005, Juan Carlos has over a decade of experience on managing international events, developing archery projects and running seminars that have helped to develop and grow archery around the world.

David FINAL

Key Responsibilities:

- Assistant to the WAEC Director
- Provides administrative and financial support
- Receptionist duties

David WEBER

Administration & Sales Coordinator

David Weber is the assistant to the WAEC Director and provides administrative, financial and reception support for the Centre.

David Weber is a native Swiss retail specialist with over 20 years of experience leading large projects. Developed management skills through working in sales, marketing, buying, finance, human resources, construction and merchandising departments.

Previously worked as a Centre Manager at Outlet Aubonne (Inter Ikea Centre), District Manager at C&A and Regional Sales Manager at Office World SA. Experienced in project management, retail merchandising, people management skills.

Co-founder of the “Let’s Act” Event to help refugees, speaker at a communication school in Lausanne and substitute teacher. David speaks fluently German, French and English.

KS FINAL

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing and planning archery trainings and activities
  • Organization of archery field and equipment
  • Development of archery content and tips for trainings
  • Coordination of the Centre's archery competitions
  • Coach of the Olympic Solidarity scholarship athletes

Kyeong Su JEOUNG

Head Coach & Competition Manager

Kyeong Su Jeoung is the Head Coach of the WAEC in charge of managing and planning all archery trainings and activities. Key role is the development of content for archery trainings as well as directing teams of archery coaches.

Originally from South Korea, Kyeong Su arrived in Switzerland November 2016 to be the Centre’s Head Coach.

Kyeong Su started archery in 1999 and quickly rose to Cadet and became part of Team Korea’s Youth National Team in 2005 and Junior National Team in 2006. Additional honours include Team Silver at the Youth World Championships in Merida in 2006.

From athlete to coach, Kyeong Su soon became the coach of the Sri Lanka Archery National Team, the Yanwha Middle School (Seoul), the Korean Boy team of Seoul International Archery Youth FESTA from 2010 to 2015.

Kyeong Su graduated from the Korean National Sport University in Physical Education. He was a participant of the Asian Archery Coaching Seminar in 2016 and is a Coach trainer level 1 candidate.

Thierry FINAL

Key Responsibilities:

- Business Development and Sales
- Finance and Accounting
- Logistics and Event delivery

Thierry SPRUNGER

Sales and Business Adviser

Thierry Sprunger is a key figure in driving the Centre’s business development and sales. Thierry overseas all the finance and accounting matters as well as event logistics and delivery.

Thierry Sprunger, Swiss native, South African raised. After 10 years as an auditor with Price Waterhouse, he spent seventeen years with the International Olympic Committee, primarily as the Chief Financial Officer.

He has since worked for a number of International Sports federations as a financial consultant, in particular, for developing countries.

Fermin FINAL

Key Responsibilities:

- Maintenance of the building
- Maintains and builds relationships with current and future suppliers
- Liaisons directly with construction and IT partners
- Equipment maintenance at the Centre
- Reception duties

Fermin SUL

Maintenance Coordinator

Fermin Sul is the maintenance coordinator of the WAEC and oversees the maintenance of the building and its equipment. Key responsibilities include maintaining and building supplier relationships and liaising directly with construction and IT partners. Fermin takes on reception duties as well.

Fermin Sul is a native Guatemalan and has been based in Switzerland since 2007. A former technician in commercial computing, he has worked as responsible for tennis facilities throughout most of his life, gathering experience in maintenance and facility management.

His passion for archery started one year ago, after meeting the World Archery Excellence Centre Director Juan Carlos Holgado. The Centre, said Fermin, is something that garnered his attention for the importance that it brings to the local and international sport communities.

At the end of 2015, Fermin travelled to the Easton Foundations Centre in Salt Lake City, United States, to practise archery and gain more knowledge in maintaining an archery centre.

Melanie FINAL

Key Responsibilities:

- World Archery Development and Olympic Solidarity Programs - Operations
- Archery events & services at the Centre

Mélany POSTIGO

Development & Archery Events Coordinator

 

Melany Postigo is the Development Coordinator and oversees all operations and logistic related to development and archery programs in the Centre. Responsibilities include the World Archery Olympic Solidarity projects, AGITOS projects, World Archery Equipment Development programs and World Archery Excellence Centre archery activities and archery events operations.

Melany came to Switzerland from France. She is a barebow archer, archery instructor and judge candidate in the FFTA. She is also a certified translator. She has been living in Spain and lately in France. She has a strong archery background and experience in sport management. She speaks French, Spanish and English fluently, and has basic knowledge of Chinese.

 

Junoh FINAL

Key Responsibilities:

  • Management and delivering of events
  • Olympic Solidarity Scholarships coordination

Junoh LEE

Events Coordinator

Junoh has now been working in event management for 10 years, including in the Korean floorball federation: he’s been playing this sport for 12 years in the Korean national team.

After graduating from the International Academy of Sport Science and Technology (AISTS) of Lausanne in 2014, he started his journey with the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in the Test Event Management department, organizing more than 30 international test events, before moving to the marketing department.

After dealing with Olympic top partners and local sponsors for one and a half years, he has now been sent by the Korean Olympic Committee to work at the World Archery Excellence Centre as Events Coordinator.

Alexane SCELLES 2

Key Responsibilities:

  • Creating and translating media content for the website and social media pages
  • Communication Coordinator

 

Alexane SCELLES

Webmaster & Communication Coordinator

After getting a degree in English and Spanish in 2017, Alexane first came to Lausanne as a French student for an internship at the World Archery office during a master’s degree in Translation and Writing.

She came back to work at the World Archery Excellence Centre as Webmaster and Communication Coordinator for the 2018 Masters’ Championships.

She has taken up archery at university during her degree studies and has been practicing it since then.

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Nathalie CHABIN

Volunteers Coordinator & Coach

WAEC Assistant Coach
Supports the WAEC Head Coach in all technical, equipment and coaching matters. They are responsible for the organizational support of and the delivery of archery to all commercial events.

WAEC Events & Sports Coordinator
Works with the Sales & Business Adviser to manage, plan and run all commercial events. Additional duties include the coordination of volunteers and archery instructors as well as the development of the Archery Instructor Formation Program, which includes building a team of instructors.

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Ray Paroz

Event Coordinator and Coach

Ray Paroz is a Swiss National originating from Saicourt in the Canton of Bern who grew up in South Africa where he completed his schooling.

He is married and has five children. Previous professional careers have covered Import/Export, Tourism, Insurance brokerage, estate agent, logistics and turn-around consultant.

Ray’s background in sports is quite extensive and has included a large variety of sports. Ray started archery in 2007 where he shot in the barebow division. He has since won the Swiss Championships in this division 10 times. In addition, in 2011, Ray became a Swiss Archery Judge and in 2012 an archery coach for his local club.
Ray joined the World Archery Excellence Centre in August 2017.