For those disabled archers wishing to seek a classification, AGB have been working in association with Ellie Page, one of our Para Classifiers, to improve the classification and screening process and provide an opportunity at this year's Disability Championships.
Archery is one of the most accessible and inclusive sports and anyone with a disability can enter all UK based tournaments run under the authority of Archery GB. This includes using adaptive aids to shoot everything from your local club competition, the Disability Championships through to county championships and national tour. Classification is only needed if you are expecting to shoot UK or world records, or if you hope to get onto the para team.
Classification in all para sport is based on the International Paralympic Committee definition of disability and decisions relating to the types of disability allowed in sport. World Archery have applied the IPC principles to create the international classification framework. The UK classifications completed by AGB classifiers are based as closely as possible on the WA framework with the aim that any GB archer who progresses to international classification should be allocated to the same sport class as their national classification.
In order to help us identify the required classification and screening provision at the Disability Championships on 9-10 September, we firstly need to identify who is interested in the classification process and have identified the steps below to explain the process:
Even if it is identified that you are unable to be classified you can still enjoy archery and enter all UK based tournaments run under the authority of Archery GB. This includes using adaptive aids to shoot everything from your local club competition, the Disability Championships through to County Championships and National Tour.
If you've yet to enter the Disability Championships, spaces are still available: