Shooting with a disability
Bookham Rifle Club supports shooting for people with physical and visual disabilities. All the ranges are fully accessible for wheelchair users. Over the last few years, the Club has hosted sessions with recovering military personnel from Headley Court (now relocated to Stanford Hall, Loughborough), visually impaired shooters and currently runs bi-annual courses for members of Dyscover, a local charity which supports people with aphasia – a speech and language condition often caused by stroke.
Club coaches with Dyscover members and helpers on the Air Range
The Dyscover courses run for 10 weeks and use the 10m range in the enclosed (heated) air range. Shooters learn to use bench rest air rifles and participate in friendly competitions as well as enjoying the social side during the refreshment breaks in the adjoining Club house. Some of the Dyscover shooters have even joined the Club as full-time members and now take part in Surrey air rifle competitions.
Bookham Rifle Club is keen to support anyone with a registered disability – please contact us for further information on how you can participate in shooting as a sport with our help.
Bench rest competition prize winners (left)