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  • peterbreheny1Peter Breheny from Derbyshire shoots benchrest rifle.  He has Kennedy's Disease, a progressive wasting condition that has weakened his limbs. 
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  • michaelwhapples1Michael Whapples from Leicestershire is blind and shoots air rifle.  In 2011 he was the first British shooter ever to compete at the Open European Shooting Championships for the Vision Impaired, held at Nitra, Slovakia. 

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  • vicmorris1Vic Morris lives in south Wales and is paralysed from the neck down as the result of an accident.  With the aid of an 'equaliser' device invented by his coach, John Kelman, Vic shoots pistol and rifle. 
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  • scoutwithprosthesis1This young Scout was born without a left hand.  When he took an interest in shooting, which is very popular in the Scout movement, Hampshire Scouts helped his local club to find a solution. 
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  • Di CoatesDeanna (Di) Coates lives in Hampshire, shoots air rifle from a wheelchair, and is one of our most successful disabled international athletes. 
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  • MattSkelhon1Matt Skelhon shot to fame when he grabbed gold at the Bejiing Paralympic Games and proved it was no fluke by claiming silver and bronze at London 2012.

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  • stewartnangle1Stewart Nangle, a Lancastrian, is pictured shooting .22 pistol.  What the photograph does not show is that at the time one of his legs was fitted with a metal frame that was bolted into the bones. 
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1. Vision
(Category)
... this topic which we contributed to the December 2012 issue of Target Shooter on-line magazine can be found in the Downloads section of this site.  More information on many of the items of equipment ...
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2. Girl with Gun
(Category)
... to her new sport like a duck to water, Ann's was selected for her first international match in September 2011, in which she achieved 5th place.  Sadly Ann was not selected for the London 2012 Paralympics, ...
Created on
3. GBR medals at Szczecin 2014
(International)
...  F = Score in Final   R1 – 10m Air Rifle Standing Men SH1 One of the shooters who has emerged in the post-London 2012 era is Owen Burke. He was the only Briton in this match, but helped the medal ...
Created on 29 May 2014
4. Air rifle for blind and visually impaired
(Profiles)
... Tunbridge Wells People in August 2012: Tubslake Shooting Club, in Hawkhurst, is one of only 24 clubs throughout the UK with facilities for non-sighted people to try out target shooting. Davey Geater ...
Created on 06 March 2014
5. IPC progress on Clay Target
(International)
... (FITAV), met representatives of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) in Bonn, Germany, on Tuesday 18 February. In 2012, the IPC added an agreement regarding the development of the shotgun discipline ...
Created on 23 February 2014
6. The Ultimate Accolade?
(Random Shots)
A minifigure target shooter, complete with (very tall!)  target, was issued by Playmobil before London 2012.   At the time, we suggested that there ought to be a Paralympic version, and ...
Created on 24 January 2014
7. 2016 Paralympics
(International)
... scores), quota places, wild cards, etc. for each sport.   Target Shooting will have the same events as in the London 2012 Games.  This means that there will be 12 competitions (3 male, 3 ...
Created on 24 January 2014
8. £287,087 for Shooting Clubs
(Funding News)
... shooters. It is very interesting to note that this compares with £140,000 for the whole of the four-year period 2009 to 2012. This massive increase in funding for our sport is largely due to the fact that ...
Created on 21 November 2013
9. We're popular!
(DSP Blog)
... is more enthusiastic about sport than ever before, in the wake of London 2012.   Now is the time to open hearts, minds and doors, hoover the welcome mat, and start inviting all those people out ...
Created on 14 November 2013
10. Disabled Shooting Awards 2013
(DSP News)
... 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games is inspiring many disabled people, particularly youngsters, to take up the sport.   Stephanie Park – a posthumous award for her very significant contribution ...
Created on 11 November 2013
11. Disabled Shooting Gala 2013
(Past Events)
... the day: • Presentation of DSP Club and Focus Club certificates – article in News > DSP News • Presentation of Disabled Shooting Awards 2012/13 – article in More Information > Awards > Disabled ...
Created on 01 November 2013
12. Disabled Shooting Awards
(Disabled Shooting Year)
... the documents, or request them by e-mail from the DSP Co-ordinator, Liz Woodall. Thank you! Details of the Disabled Shooting Award winners for 2012/13 can be found in DSP News.  ...
Created on 14 May 2013
13. Introducing Ann Wild OBE
(Girl with Gun)
... out on a place in the London 2012 Paralympic Games in Air Pistol. I realised not long after this that fun was the order of the day, and after many months of hard and strenuous rehabilitation and a steady ...
Created on 23 February 2013
14. Grants + Council Loan
(Funding News)
... 2012 games. The club has been trying to push through plans and raise funds for an expansion for eight years. The club launched its own £100,000 fund-raising campaign in October 2012, but had only managed ...
Created on 31 January 2013
15. Vision for Shooters
(Uncategorised)
... this topic which we contributed to the December 2012 issue of Target Shooter on-line magazine can be found in the Downloads section of this site.  More information on many of the items of equipment ...
Created on 10 January 2013
16. Vision - Correction Options
(Vision)
... the rearsight. Prescription lens attached to rearsight This is permitted in some rifle disciplines.    Rearsight attachment In 2012 the shooting accessories manufacturer Gehmann ...
Created on 03 January 2013
17. Vision - Eye Protection
(Vision)
... Magazine-loading Firearms Revolvers With effect from October 2012 the NRA introduced a new Eye Protection Policy in these disciplines, which applies to shooters, range officials and spectators.  ...
Created on 03 January 2013
18. Thank you, Sport England!
(DSP News)
... Shooting allocation of £1.1million for 2013-17.  That represents a very respectable increase over the 2008-2012 figure, which is even more cause for celebration.  We now have to buckle down ...
Created on 21 December 2012
19. Andy Dubreuil - A Star
(DSP Blog)
23rd November 2012 Today I heard the terrible news that a major operation on Andy’s back in October didn’t go according to plan, and as a result he’s now in so much pain that he won’t be able to continue ...
Created on 23 November 2012
20. Award for Alan Kenny
(People News)
The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has honoured SportsAble shooting coach Alan Kenny with its Sports Lifetime Achievement Award for 2012.  Alan introduced Paralympic shooter Georgina Callingham ...
Created on 13 November 2012
21. County Associations - Key Players
(DSP Blog)
23rd August 2012 The chairman of a county rifle and pistol association approached me at Bisley during the NSRA Rifle Meeting and said that they were keen to support the DSP’s work, then asked what ...
Created on 24 August 2012
22. Clubs CAN do it
(DSP Blog)
22nd August 2012 Why is it that clubs keep telling me that they can’t make themselves more disabled accessible because it needs more than just a ramp and they can’t raise the money for major works?  ...
Created on 23 August 2012
23. NSRA Rifle Meeting
(DSP Blog)
11th – 19th August 2012 The best places to meet large numbers of individual shooters and club officials are the national meetings of the various disciplines in the sport.  This is where one hears ...
Created on 22 August 2012
24. Terminology and perceptions
(DSP Blog)
11th August 2012 Conversations I’ve had over the last few days have brought sharply into focus the differing ways in which people use the word “disabled” and phrases associated with it.  This has ...
Created on 11 August 2012
25. Rifle - Shooting jackets
(Rifle)
... Magazine July 2012.  TenPointNine also make and supply a range of textile and leather shooting accessories, including tops to wear under shooting jackets, wallets for rifle bolts, etc.  The ...
Created on 10 August 2012
26. First CT Disabled Championship
(Events News)
British Open Sportrap Championship with Disability Categories 30th August - 1st September 2012 Fauxdegla Shooting Ground Great news for the clay target world!  The first national competition ...
Created on 07 August 2012
27. Sunday Telegraph article
(People News)
    The 5th August 2012 issue of The Sunday Telegraph's 'Seven' magazine contained a two-page article about target shooting.  It covers the main disciplines, and is not only balanced, ...
Created on 07 August 2012
28. DSP at DAD, Warrington
(DSP News)
Sunday 15th July 2012 The annual Disability Awareness Day at Warrington is now one of the biggest such events in the country.  Ken Nash, wearing both his NSRA and British Blind Sport hats, has ...
Created on 21 July 2012
29. 1st NRA Disabled Match
(Events News)
Inaugural NRA Military Adaptive Championships Wednesday, 4th July 2012 The NRA’s first official competition for shooters with disabilities was staged on a waterlogged and muddy Short Siberia.  ...
Created on 21 July 2012
30. Shooting movies
(DSP Blog)
Friday, 22nd June 2012 If a picture is worth a thousand words, moving pictures are worth ten thousand words when it comes to getting the disabled shooting message across.  When we were creating ...
Created on 23 June 2012
31. Do as you would be done by
(DSP Blog)
Thursday, 14th June 2012 This week I heard the sad tale of a situation that I hadn’t previously come across in four years of involvement with disabled shooting.  It came from a club that can only ...
Created on 15 June 2012
32. Twitterings
(DSP Blog)
Tuesday 5th June 2012  Crack open the bubbly!  We got our 100th follower on Twitter today – and the crowning glory is that it was @ParalympicsGB.  An extra bit of gilt is that the 99th ...
Created on 06 June 2012
33. GBR Paralympians 2012
(International)
British Shooting Team Here is information about the 12 shooters we will all be watching between 30th August and 6th September. Not surprisingly, the team includes Di Coates (this will be her ...
Created on 05 June 2012
34. Sound and Sight
(DSP Blog)
Friday 1st June 2012 Amazing news received today, in the shape of a report by the CPSA’s Richard Worthington about Sean Dilley, a blind clay target shooter!  This is a great development, although ...
Created on 02 June 2012
35. Research and development
(DSP Blog)
Monday 14th May 2012 One of the joys of working on a project like this is that you never know what lies ahead.  Obviously we have an overall plan, and much of what I do is scheduled well in advance, ...
Created on 15 May 2012
36. NRA Open Day
(DSP News)
5th May 2012 Here’s our stand, set up on the green opposite the NRA offices, all ready to receive enquiries, and the display of information we provided. For news of what happened on the day, see our ...
Created on 14 May 2012
37. Not according to plan !
(DSP Blog)
Saturday 5th May 2012 After years of organising events in shooting, the Army Cadets, Women’s Institute and so forth I find the routine is pretty well ingrained now. First the odd reminders of ...
Created on 09 May 2012
38. Communications and counties
(DSP Blog)
2nd May 2012 I spent a most interesting evening at Aldersley at the invitation of Trevor Haynes (see previous blog entry).  It was a gathering of interested parties from Shropshire and Staffordshire, ...
Created on 04 May 2012
39. Spreading the Word Week
(DSP Blog)
Monday 30th April 2012 On Wednesday the recently-appointed West Midlands Regional Development Manager, Trevor Haynes, is having an introductory meeting for interested parties at Aldersley.  Trevor’s ...
Created on 30 April 2012
40. Starting out on the road
(DSP Blog)
Friday 19th April 2012 Up with the dawn chorus and an early departure for Stoke Mandeville, to visit this year’s Inter Spinal Unit Games (ISUG).  Steve Snelling, my contact at Wheelpower who ...
Created on 20 April 2012
41. Problem solving
(DSP Blog)
Sunday 15th April 2012 Spent today coaching the Dwarf Sport Association people at Aldersley with Barry Dagger (Olympic medallist 1984).  They started getting involved in target shooting about four ...
Created on 16 April 2012
42. Two nice surprises
(DSP Blog)
Friday 13th April 2012 Good news! NRA Journal arrived today, and page 53 is full of the NRA’s inaugural Military Adaptive Championships which will take place on 4th July (Queen’s Medals finals day) ...
Created on 14 April 2012
43. Measuring things
(DSP Blog)
Wednesday 12th April 2012 We've had a most stimulating meeting today, working on our bid to Sport England for continued funding after March 2013.  What we are wrestling with is how to prove that ...
Created on 12 April 2012
44. Deaf but not dumb!
(DSP Blog)
Wednesday 4th April 2012 In the age when the media use IT to rule the world, why is it so difficult to use IT to communicate with the media?  It has taken a whole day to track down the means of ...
Created on 05 April 2012
45. Target Shooter: January 2013 - Plans, Awards, Paralympics
(Phoca Download / January 2013 - Plans, Awards, Paralympics)
January 2013 - Plans, Awards, Paralympics
Created on 06 January 2013
46. Magazines & Journals: Content List - Target Shooter
(Phoca Download / Content List - Target Shooter)
Content List - Target Shooter
Created on 06 January 2013
47. Rules, Regulations, Policies & Guidance: NRA Eye Protection Policy
(Phoca Download / NRA Eye Protection Policy)
NRA Eye Protection Policy: Guidance and recommendations on eye protection in NRA-governed shooting events.  Also confirmation of the events in which use of eye protection is now mandatory. 
Created on 31 December 2012
48. Target Shooter: December 2012 - Solutions to Vision Problems
(Phoca Download / December 2012 - Solutions to Vision Problems)
December 2012 - Solutions to Vision Problems ...
Created on 21 December 2012
49. Other magazines: Airgun World - August 2012 - Headley Court at BFTO
(Phoca Download / Airgun World - August 2012 - Headley Court at BFTO)
Airgun World - August 2012 - Headley Court at BFTO ...
Created on 14 November 2012
50. Target Shooter: November 2012 - Clay Target
(Phoca Download / November 2012 - Clay Target)
November 2012 - Clay Target ...
Created on 14 November 2012

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Need information on funding for any aspect of disabled target shooting?  Check out the extensive Funding section on this site. 

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For those encountering people who have various types of disabilities, we offer a round-up of some on-line advice and videos that may help to put everyone at their ease.