Archery for blind and partially sighted people
Since we officially started archery sessions at Southfields Community College sports hall in Wandsworth in May 2013, these have grown in popularity and we always welcome anyone who is keen to have a go.
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Regular sessions usually take place on the second Sunday of the month from 12 noon to 2pm. Please check the next two sessions below or the Archery Events page to confirm as these dates can change occasionally.
Venue: Southfields Academy Sports Hall – Aspire@Southfields, 337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU
Bus route: 156 towards Wimbledon.
All equipment is provided along with a tactile aiming guide and foot locater so that totally blind shooters can take meaningful part in the sport.
Want to know more?
We welcome all members and the age of shooters ranges from as young as twelve. Come down and have a go.
Contact: Fred Carpenter Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
British Blind Sport Archery Section
For members who were not aware of the launch please follow the link that will take you to the new British Blind Sport Archery Section Website. https://www.bbsarchery.org.uk
Take the time to check it out, there is a lot of useful information. There is a revamped shop where you can buy specially designed and modified VI archery products that are unavailable to purchase anywhere else, tactile equipment and all sorts of useful bits and pieces to assist with your archery
Archery and Shooting Resource from British Blind Sport!
This resource focuses on the target sports of Archery and Shooting and is a joint product between British Blind Sport and Agincourt 600 with contributions from Archery GB and British Shooting. Kindly funded by Agincourt 600, this resource has been designed to educate the coaching and club network to ensure a greater knowledge of VI Archery and VI Shooting and help enhance the opportunities for more VI people to take part in there exhilarating sports.
Download the PDF version
Download the Word version
To get in the mood, there is some great footage of the Olympic archery tournament at London 2012 at Lord’s cricket ground at the following link:
BBC Sport (BBC) www.bbc.co.uk/sport/archery
Scroll down for a list of great audio/visual clips.
You may also find more information of interest on the British Blind Sport website:British Blind Sport (BBS) www.britishblindsport.org.uk
And on Archery GB website: http://www.ArcheryGB.org