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09 July 2022

Birmingham Commonwealth Games: Paralympian helps children try archery

Children from schools across the Black Country were given the chance to try a range of sports, including archery, ahead of this summer's Commonwealth Games.

The Commonwealth Games Roadshow saw children from 7 schools visit Wolverhampton Lawn Tennis and Squash Club to try sports including squash, boxing and soft archery.

Double Paralympic medalist and London 2012 torch bearer Mel Clarke was on hand to talk to the children and help them to hit the target.Children with Start Archery stickers on their noses

She was assisted by staff from Archery GB including Jamila Bi, who has been taken on as archery's legacy co-ordinator in Birmingham.

Also on hand were Jess and Ken Harris from Wolf Archers and Perry the Bull, the Games mascot.

The children also got the chance to meet Special Olympics table tennis star and gymnastics coach Greg Silvester who brought his baton from the Sydney Special Olympics.

If you've been inspired to try archery this summer, visit our experience finder.

Experience FinderChildren having an archery lesson with Mel Clarke


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