It is with great sadness that we announce the death of David Hilton. David passed away suddenly in the early hours of Sunday 4th December. David had suffered along period of illness but was on the road to recovery. We are all deeply shocked with this news and are sure his many friends around the world join us in our condolences for his family at this tragic time.
David had been busy making arrangements for the 2012 Invitational Archery Event, at this stage we would like to ask that if you had already been in contact with him or were about to, that you bear with us whilst we assess the viability for us to take the reigns and run this event to the high standard you have come to expect.
Should you wish to contact us please contact via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The British Wheelchair Archery Association is a multifaceted organisation and assists with all aspects from grassroots information to elite level training.
New archers are encouraged to join a local archery club to receive coaching and gain experience. Once the person has their own equipment they are encouraged to attend a archery training weekend at Stoke Mandeville.
Training weekends number approximately 6 between October and April with coaching and advice given by dedicated archery coaches and other experts in their fields (physiotherapists, classifiers, management etc..) This is once again available from novice to elite level to help facilitate improvement.
Training weekends also provide an opportunity to establish links with other sports, and disability groups in preparation for World and European Events to help ensure good team spirit , which is essential for success at major championships.
Participation of the association is also seen at the Inter-Spinal Unit Games and the Junior Championships which are held annually at Stoke Mandeville.
A recent addition to the programme is the Invitation Archery Event which is held in July and incorporates the National Senior Championships.