General Information about Training Weekends
Booking for the weekend is done through the Association, any changes complaints etc must be channelled via Pauline Betteridge
We hold Training weekends at Stoke Mandeville Stadium with shooting being in the Main Hall, Saturday 09.00h -17.00h & Sunday 09.00h – 12.00h. The dates are on our web site British Wheelchair Archery.
The post code is HP21 9PP
Some people arrive on the Friday others Saturday morning
You can either come for the day or stay in the onsite Olympic Lodge that offers twin & a few double fully accessible rooms.
Bookings through Pauline Betteridge not directly with the hotel as we have special rates
You can either book a room for yourself or share with another person. Cost is £48.00p/night for the room, if you choose to share then it is £24.00p/night.
Bed raisers & hoists are available by request at reception
These costs are always reviewed in April
at this moment we are unable to offer catering. We have plans for someone to shop for sandwiches for lunch & probably fish & chips for dinner. You will need to bring your own breakfast + dishes & cutlery. Hopefully this will change but obviously we are anxious to start back again for the weekends. Costs for catering are very expensive as there is no longer in-house cooking.
If you intend to bring an assistance dog a copy of the passport / documentation must be forwarded to us. NO OTHER DOGS ARE ALLOWED ON SITE
We are requesting that the money is either transferred directly to our account or paid by cheque.
We do not organise a meal on Friday [this may change] the lodge reception has “take – away” menus & there is also a fish & chip shop close by or bring your own food, plates & cutlery can be borrowed from reception.
Booking for the weekend opens 1 month before the weekend on a first come basis
You need to book for the weekends at least 3 weeks prior to the weekend & there is no cancellation in the week prior to the weekend. If you are not able to come we unfortunately have to bill you for 100% of your booking
You can arrive at the hotel any time after 14.00h if you are arriving on Friday until late if you have any problems please ask for Pauline Betteridge
Meals are in the main stadium café area
Breakfast 08.00h – 09.00h
Lunch 12.30h – 13.30h [12.00h on Sunday]
Dinner 18.00h – 19.00h
We have coaches who have taken an interest in coaching those with a disability & therefore have experience of dealing with a range of problems.
We have a number of coaches available at BWAA weekends, as well as the personal coaches of individual archers. We also receive visits from coaches working in the Archery GB talent identification system.
Approximately 1 week prior to the weekend you will be sent a list with your coach allocated to you for the weekend. How much time will depend on the number of coaches attending that particular weekend.
There is a charge of £21 per weekend towards coaching & venue cost
We are able to advise on how to correct postural & seating issues Please make sure you register your car registration at either the hotel or sports stadium reception on arrival as this will protect you from getting a parking ticket.
If you park in a disabled bay you MUST display your blue badge, they are very strict on their use
Web site www.british-wheelchair-archery.org.uk
We now have a registered disabled archery club called British Wheelchair Archery Club
Please contact Pauline Betteridge email@example.com to book for weekends