Archery for Heroes

Archery for Heroes

Help for Heroes have supported 12 wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans with their archery leaders qualifications. 

The archery leader’s course, which was funded by Help for Heroes, took place in Catterick for both current serving and veterans who have suffered life-changing injuries or illness.  The course taught them the skills needed to become better archers and to understand the fundamentals of shooting so that they can teach children and adults in a safe and comfortable environment.

The course supported 12 people with a range of disabilities who travelled from as far away as Glasgow in the North, Preston in the West and all over the North East of England.

The participants were able to take part in gym classes, swimming lessons and art therapy when not learning about all things bow and arrow.

The course, which is one of many run across the country, was delivered by Phillip Van-Buren from Archery GB who has represented Britain in the Compound Bow classification.

The archery leaders course forms part of the wider Help for Heroes Sports Recovery programme which includes opportunities for participation in over 300 different sporting events a year, education and training, as well as opportunities in Paralympic sport through a partnership with the British Paralympic Association called Front Line to Start Line.

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