Archery for people with disabilities

We are very proud that almost 20% of our club is made up of those who consider themselves to have a disability. We have adult members with learning disabilities and adult and junior members with physical disabilities and cognitive impairments, all of whom take full part in our club activities.

We continue to actively promote the social inclusion of disabled adults and children through our archery club and we will make what reasonable adjustments we can to help anyone with whatever type of disability join in the fun of archery. Archery is a sport almost anyone can do regardless of their abilities. So if you are thinking of trying out archery don’t let any disability hold you back – just get in contact with us via this website or come along and meet us at Warden Park one Sunday and we’ll work with you to find out what we can do to help you join in.

For those with physical disabilities our outdoor range is easily accessible by car right up to the shooting line. Sadly, we do however have some limits on the available facilities and we don’t have access to any disability adapted bathroom when we are shooting outdoors at the school in the Summer. However the indoor range at the school gym does have a ground level accessible toilet and the gym is also on the ground level, with disabled parking just outside the door.

Cuckfield Archers will also try to accommodate disabled groups by offering archery activity sessions or “taster sessions” to groups from the local community – for more information just get in touch with us to discuss your requirements.

Cuckfield Archers adheres to the Archery GB “Child Protection and Vulnerable Adults” policy and our Club Safeguarding Officer is Lorraine Wheaton.

Useful Links

CEDAK, Centre of Excellence for Disability Archery in Kent, specifically for disabled peopled and affiliated to the sport's national governing body www.cedak.org.uk

The British Wheelchair Archery Association www.british-wheelchair-archery.org.uk