Performance Pathways

Performance pathways are a vital component in the performance structure of sport. They create progression for talented athletes in their chosen sport to develop from participation level to elite level. Disability Sport NI works closely with each focus sport to create mass participation, then further the development of talented athletes to create world class performers.


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Archery was one of the original Paralympic events and is a test of accuracy, strength and concentration. The sport is open to athletes with a physical disability including Spinal Cord Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Amputee and Les Autres, in 3 functional classes (Open, Standing and Wheelchair), however locally the sport is played by everyone.

To get involved in Archery individuals are encouraged to go along to their local club for an introduction night where they can try the sport with no obligation.  If you wish to get involved with the sport further you would then enrol in a 5 or 6 week course. There is normally a small charge for this and this will vary from club to club. After the course you then decide if you would like to take the sport further and if you do you then have to become a member of the club and the Northern Ireland Archery Society.   
Talented athletes from Northern Ireland link into GB Para Archery performance programmes and compete in competitions at European, World and Paralympics levels. Locally the first NI Archery Championships was held in Craigavon in 2013 with over 30 athletes competing in Open, Standing and Wheelchair categories.

It is with great regret that we announce the closure of Northern Ireland Archery Association on 30 September 2016.
For any Archery enquiries please contact Archery GB direct
Telephone: 01952 677888