The Scottish Championship for Archers with Disabilities was held in Pollock Park in Glasgow on 29th August. A contingent from Lothian Disability Sport were supported by families and coaches Nick Murrell and Richard Vallis. Our archers, who train at Archers’ Hall, courtesy of the Royal Company of Archers, and Meadowmill Sports Centre, East Lothian, shot in three categories: Adult Standing, Adult Novice Seated, and Visually Impaired.
We arrived late morning and after registration had lunch and set up equipment then found positions on the shooting line with about forty other archers. After a short briefing from the judges, the shooting started. The weather was almost ideal for shooting; it stayed dry with just a very light breeze.
All the LDS archers shot well and brought medals home. As is usual in archery competitions the social aspect was as important as the shooting with possible new friendships being established.
Picture (from left to right) – Nick Murrell (LDS coach), Jocky Elliott, Ryan Johnston, Derek McDonald, Richard Vallis (LDS Archery Coordinator).