National Disability Championships: calling all novices!

March 23rd 2018
Jane Percival

This year’s National Disability Championships are going to be even bigger and more inclusive with a brand new category for novice archers.

Last year the event, supported by the Worshipful Company of Fletchers, kicked off in style. It proved a huge success with fantastic performances and there has been lots of positive feedback at recent competition workshops, which have been running as part of our competition review.

One of the things that quickly became clear from the competition workshops was that the championships could be made even better by adding a novice category. Well, we have listened. The new category is open to men and women of all bow types who have been in the sport for less than two years and have some form of physical impairment.

The format of the event, which will be held at Lilleshall on 23 and 24 June, will be a 720 round followed by head to heads. The novice category will be shot at 30 metres.
The other categories are:

  • World Archery Classified athletes
  • Archers with a physical impairment but who do not have a valid World Archery classification
  • Visually impaired athletes.

You can find more details, plus a prospectus and the link for entries, here.

We are also looking for volunteers to agent for the archers, helping with scoring, on 23 June. If you want to help, please contact

Above: Action from last year’s National Disability Championships. Picture: Malcolm Rees

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