Awards for Bristol archers as they make the sport acccessable to all
Published on: 28 Apr 2017
Picture: David Smith, Bob Brooks and Sheena McCullagh, with the awards at the archery range, Keynsham Rugby Football Club.
AN ARNOS Vale woman has been given a national award for her work making news about archery accessible to the sport’s many disabled followers. Sheena McCullagh is web master and archery coach Golden Phoenix Archers, the disabled archery group allied to Bristol Bowmen.
The two Bristol clubs won Club Website of the Year at the annual Archery GB awards. Sheena also won a bronze plaquette and a signed Rio 2016 Paralympic shirt, for the work she does making members' magazine Archery UK accessible to all. Sheena, a former communications officer for Bristol city council, spends up to 40 hours a month making each issue of the magazine accessible to visually impaired members.
Archery is one of few sports where the disabled get to compete on even terms with others. The Bristol clubs shoot outdoors at Keynsham rugby club and indoors at The Park centre in Knowle.