Archery is open to athletes with a physical disability and classification is broken up into three classes:
ARW1: Spinal cord and cerebral palsy athletes with impairment in all four limbs
ARW2: Wheelchair users with full arm function
ARST (standing): Athletes who have no disabilities in their arms but who have some disability in their legs. This group also includes amputees, les autres and cerebral palsy standing athletes. Some athletes in the standing group will sit on a high stool for support but will still have their feet touching the ground.
Tauranga Archers provides a "Beginners' Class" to the public at least once a month. It runs for 2 hours and is for all ages 8+. On this day you will learn the basics of Archery, like technique and form. You will learn the various parts of the bow and how the bow works.
All the equipment is supplied for you, including recurve bows, arrows and safety equipment. Spaces are limited on each course so booking is essential.
Please see Tauranga Archers website for further information.