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Disability Archery

28
Oct
5PM to 9.30PM
SportsAble, Braywick Park, Braywick Road. View map

Archery was one of the first sports offered at SportsAble when it was founded, and the section is still going strong today.Archery is a powerful, addictive and dignified sport that helps people develop and hone such skills as balance, focus, patience, competitiveness and hand-eye-coordination. There are few other places where wheelchair athletes and able bodied athletes are on such an even competitive level.Archery takes dedication and a great deal of etiquette and understanding of the sport to get the best out of it but luckily there are always trained coaches, plus volunteers, to help new archers on their way at every session.As with all SportsAble sports, the coaches teach beginners up to international standard and archers from the section have proudly competed in five Paralympic Games. Quite an achievement.SportsAble's archers and the facilities here at the clubhouse – for both inside and outside shooting – are well respected locally and nationally and many other clubs use the venue for their training. The archery section often hosts shooting competitions and goes away to 'open shoots', regularly bringing back medals.Although archery is a serious sport that requires reasonable amounts of strength, control and maturity, SportsAble are proud to offer coaching to children who want to try something different. There is also a fun side to archery, such as the 'fun shoots' that are held during seasonal celebrations.

Event details

Basic Details

Age of Users
From 5 To 99

Organiser and Contact Details

Organiser
SportsAble
Phone

Costs

Costs

Your first visit to SportsAble sports sessions is free! Just please ensure you have notified our Sports Team by emailing sportsdevelopmentofficers@sportsable.co.uk. This way we can ensure the session is suitable for you and inform the team that you are visiting for the first time. After your first session we will discuss our annual membership which is £75 a year or £6.25 a month. This membership fee gives you access to all the sports and recreational sessions we run.

Event Repeats

Repeats

This event repeats on the following dates:

Venue and Accessibility

Opening Times

Days and times of activity / opening
WednesdayFrom 17:00To 21:30

Accessibility

Accessible building
Yes
Accessible toilets
Yes
Please describe how accessible the toilet area is for example is it a 'Changing Places' accessible toilet, does it have changing facilities, hoists etc

SportsAble is a purpose-built facility for people living with disabilities. Every areas of the venue is fully-accessible and our team has more than 40 years’ experience meeting the needs of people living with disability.

Parking facilities
Yes
Dietary needs catered for
Yes
Staff have specialist training
Yes
Please enter any further details about your accessibility / specialist support

SportsAble has been catering for the needs of people living with disabilities for more than 40 years. We pride ourselves on having a time of qualified and experienced staff who understand a wide spectrum of disabilities.

Inclusion and Accessibility

Taking Part

How can a child or young person with SEND take part in this activity

We think the first time a child or young person visits SportsAble they should have a positive experience. That is why we ask parents/carers to get in touch before their first visit by emailing sportsdevelopmentofficers@sportsable.co.uk or calling 01628 627690. We can then have a chat about the young person’s needs to ensure the session is suitable and their first visit to SportsAble is a positive experience. We believe that being active is very important to overall health and well-being and a positive first experience will help to encourage regular involvement.

Who to contact for more information about inclusion and accessibility

Name
SportsAble
Telephone No.

Event reminders

You can send yourself a reminder email three days prior to events taking place. 'Disability Archery' took place on 28 October 2020.

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