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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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1. Focus Clubs
(Category)
... on their stationery, website, publicity material, etc., to advertise their disabled-friendly credentials. Below is a list of the Focus Clubs accredited since the launch of the scheme in September 2013. ...
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2. The Ultimate Accolade?
(Random Shots)
... eventually somebody got round to producing one in 2013.  As you can see, it is a tribute to Matt Skelhon, in his Beijing 2008 mohican persona.  What Matt thinks of it isn't on record.   ...
Created on 24 January 2014
3. Dynamic Gloucestershire
(DSP Blog)
... we’ll encourage them to add target airgun shooting to the sports they offer. A brand new initiative in the county, launched in November 2013, is PING – Physical Inclusion Network Gloucestershire, which ...
Created on 24 January 2014
4. IPC Shooting Strategic Plan
(International)
25th November 2013 Shooting is one of the sports for which the IPC has published strategic plans covering the period 2013-2016.  The document covers six main areas: major championships, athlete ...
Created on 25 November 2013
5. Leicester & District Smallbore R&PC
(Focus Clubs)
... 2013.   Located in Groby, north-west of Leicester, the club has an excellent profile as a fully disabled-accessible target shooting venue.  One of the DSP's long-standing supporters, Ray Cockayne, ...
Created on 22 November 2013
6. £287,087 for Shooting Clubs
(Funding News)
In 2013 five target shooting clubs have applied successfully for funding from the Sport England ‘Inspired Facilities’ scheme. This gives grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 for the development of ...
Created on 21 November 2013
7. Disability Sport in Kirklees
(Surveys)
Kirklees Disability Sport Consultation 2013 Survey closes 30th November 2013 The results of this consultation will impact on what type of activities organisations in Kirklees will develop in ...
Created on 17 November 2013
8. York Disability Sport Survey
(Surveys)
Sport & Physical Activity Disability/Impairment Survey 2013 This is asking what sports people with disabilities would like to do, and where/when they would like to be able to take part. At the ...
Created on 17 November 2013
9. We're popular!
(DSP Blog)
14th November 2013 Two very similar pieces of information received from completely different organisations in the space of a fortnight shine a spotlight on something that much of target shooting needs ...
Created on 14 November 2013
10. Intellectual Disabilities in Target Shooting
(Past Events)
DSP Workshop Conference on 26th October 2013 At West Midlands Regional Shooting Centre, Wolverhampton Our purpose in setting up this conference was to explore what can be done to encourage the inclusion ...
Created on 13 November 2013
11. Disabled Shooting Awards 2013
(DSP News)
... – for its remarkable achievement in recruiting and training, in less than two years, a team of competitors that secured eight medals in the air pistol and crossbow events at the 2013 World Dwarf Games. ...
Created on 11 November 2013
12. Intellectual Disabilities Conference
(DSP News)
26th October 2013 The DSP's exploratory workshop conference on how target shooting can cater for people with intellectual disabilities was extremely interesting and useful.  An article about ...
Created on 10 November 2013
13. DSP On-line Video
(DSP News)
... now on this channel are: A video report of the Disabled Shooting Gala and presentation of the Disabled Shooting Awards in September 2013 Interviews with some shooters with a range of disabilities ...
Created on 10 November 2013
14. Sport England Inspired Facilities
(Funding News)
Sport England opened the fifth round of their Inspired Facilities funding in November 2013, and by the closing date in mid-December nine target shooting clubs and grounds had applied.  This is ...
Created on 07 November 2013
15. Review of IPC Athlete Classification
(International)
4th November 2013 The IPC has appointed a team at Queensland University in Australia to carry out an in-depth review of methods used for assessing athletes for classification.  The team is also ...
Created on 04 November 2013
16. Funding for Training
(Funding News)
... etc.) or club wishing to improve knowledge or coaching skills. The application period in 2013 was open in the Autumn.   Full details on the Trust's website.  ...
Created on 01 November 2013
17. Disabled Shooting Gala 2013
(Past Events)
8th September 2013 Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley Camp The weekend 7/8 September featured not only the NRA Open Day throughout Bisley Camp, but also our major event of the year, the Disabled Shooting Gala ...
Created on 01 November 2013
18. DSP Gala and Presentations
(DSP News)
Disabled Shooting Gala and Presentation of Disabled Shooting Awards   When: Sunday, 8th September 2013, 10.30am to 4.30pm Where: Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley Camp, Surrey GU24 0NP  ...
Created on 26 August 2013
19. CT Summer Training Camps
(Events News)
As announced in the September 2013 issue of Pull! magazine (page 66), The DSG has set up arrangements for Summer training camps and masterclasses for disabled clay target shooters.  They include: ...
Created on 26 August 2013
20. World Dwarf Games – 5 GBR Medals
(International)
5th August 2013 British competitors achieved excellent results in the first target shooting event at the World Dwarf Games, hosted by the USA at the Michigan State University. The total medal haul from ...
Created on 07 August 2013
21. World Dwarf Games 2013
(International)
3 - 10 August at Michigan State University, USA Regular visitors to this site will know that we have been working with the Dwarf Sports Association UK since 2011, with a view to helping them prepare ...
Created on 03 August 2013
22. DSP Regional Conferences 2013
(DSP News)
... points that came out of the conferences will be published soon.  The whole exercise has provided some very valuable insights that will be borne in mind in the DSP’s planning for 2013-17.  Our ...
Created on 25 April 2013
23. Team for European Benchrest 2013
(International)
The NSRA has announced the team selection for the European .22 and Airgun Benchrest Championships 2013.  The event will take place at Plzen, Czech Republic, from 3rd to 16th August.   The ...
Created on 23 February 2013
24. SCUK Funding Guide Updated
(Funding for Coaches)
The excellent guide to sports funding produced jointly by Sports Coach UK, the County Sports Partnership Network and Skills Active, has been up-dated.  The January 2013 edition, available to download ...
Created on 31 January 2013
25. The Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation
(Funding News)
From 1st January 2013 this grant-giving body will only be accepting applications for capital projects, including in the field of amateur sports.  Bodies applying must be registered charities or CASCs.  ...
Created on 06 January 2013
26. Happy New Year !
(DSP News)
To all our friends, colleagues and supporters throughout disabled target shooting, we send our very best wishes for a happy, prosperous and successful year in 2013 To celebrate the New ...
Created on 06 January 2013
27. 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
28. Problem solving
(DSP Blog)
... years ago, and only did it very occasionally.  Then DSAuk found out that it will be included in the World Dwarf Games for the first time in 2013 – and decided that they’d better start taking it a ...
Created on 16 April 2012
29. 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
30. We have lift off!
(DSP Blog)
... Project until 31st March 2013 (for which we are most truly grateful), so we have to start our year 12 months back from then.  It also means, of course, that the London Olympic and more importantly ...
Created on 31 March 2012
31. Promotional Events
(Disabled Shooting Year)
... towards disabled participants.  Pre-booking is essential. February 2013 – British Shooting Show, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire The organisers have confirmed that the 2013 show will feature and ...
Created on 27 March 2012
32. Disabled Shooting Year
(Disabled Shooting Year)
Welcome to the Disabled Shooting Year ! April 2012 to March 2013 The DSP is taking advantage of the springboard offered by the London Olympics and Paralympics to run this huge promotion effort ...
Created on 27 March 2012
33. Birth of the Disabled Shooting Project
(Uncategorised)
... a letter in support of the Disabled Shooting Year which will run from April 2012 to March 2013. This article was originally published in 'Target Shooter' on-line magazine.    ...
Created on 11 March 2012
34. International Competition
(International Events)
... are sub-divisions for those who shoot from a chair, depending on the amount of back support they are allowed to have.  Latest news - November 2013 The IPC has appointed the University of Queensland ...
Created on 27 January 2012
35. Michael Whapples
(Showcase)
... higher the pitch of the signal, the closer the aim is to the bull.  In 2013 Michael was appointed Chairman of the Shooting Committee of the International Blind Sports Association.  In that ...
Created on 07 January 2012
36. CPSA - Pull!: Pull! - May 2013
(Phoca Download / Pull! - May 2013)
Pull! - May 2013: CPSA Awards for Disabled Shooter of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year Disabled Shooters Group report  ...
Created on 25 April 2013
37. Other documents: CTSA - Inspired Facilities grant press release
(Phoca Download / CTSA - Inspired Facilities grant press release)
CTSA - Inspired Facilities grant press release
Created on 30 January 2013
38. Target Shooter: January 2013 - Plans, Awards, Paralympics
(Phoca Download / January 2013 - Plans, Awards, Paralympics)
January 2013 - Plans, Awards, Paralympics ...
Created on 06 January 2013
39. Dwarf Sport Shooting Development Day (2012-03-18)
(Events Calendar/Dwarf Sport Shooting Development Day)
Dwarf Sport Shooting Development Day DSAUK Northern region development day for airgun and crossbow, which will be new events at the World Dwarf Games 2013. Blackburn Rifle & Pistol Club This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ...
Created on 06 March 2012
40. Dwarf Sport Shooting Development Day (2012-04-15)
(Events Calendar/Dwarf Sport Shooting Development Day)
Dwarf Sport Shooting Development Day DSAUK Midland region development day for airgun and crossbow, which will be new events at the World Dwarf Games 2013. West Midland Regional Shooting Centre, Aldersley ...
Created on 06 March 2012
41. Ability Sports & Active Lifestyle (2013-04-19)
(Events Calendar/Ability Sports & Active Lifestyle)
Ability Sports & Active Lifestyle Ability Sports & Active Lifestyle 2013 sets out to provide people with a disability who are already active in sport & activities, as well as people looking to participate ...
Created on 14 November 2012
42. National Dwarf Games (2013-05-04)
(Events Calendar/National Dwarf Games)
National Dwarf Games This multi-sport event includes air rifle and air pistol shooting.  In 2013 the Games will be important as a selection event for the World Dwarf Games in August.  West Midlands ...
Created on 14 November 2012
43. World Dwarf Games (2013-08-03)
(Events Calendar/World Dwarf Games)
World Dwarf Games The 2013 World Games are being hosted by the USA, and include shooting events (air pistol and crossbow) for the first time.  Air Pistol - Monday 5th August Crossbow - Wednesday ...
Created on 14 November 2012
44. CPSA Awards - Nominations close (2013-01-25)
(Events Calendar/CPSA Awards - Nominations close)
CPSA Awards - Nominations close 2nd Annual CPSA Awards Categories include 'Disabled Shooter of the Year'. Nominations close on 25th January 2013.  Nominations link  ...
Created on 05 January 2013
45. IPC European Shooting Championships (2013-10-18)
(Events Calendar/IPC European Shooting Championships)
IPC European Shooting Championships Announcement on the IPC website. This will be the first major international championship since London 2012.   Alicante, Spain
Created on 05 February 2013
46. IPC Biathlon WC Finals (2013-03-13)
(Events Calendar/IPC Biathlon WC Finals)
IPC Biathlon WC Finals IPC Biathlon & Cross-Country Skiing World Cup Finals There are classes in the Biathlon competitions for those with physical disabilities, and for blind/VI athletes.   Laura ...
Created on 21 February 2013
47. European Benchrest Champs (2013-08-03)
(Events Calendar/European Benchrest Champs)
European Benchrest Champs European .22 and Air Benchrest Championships and World Cup Organised by European Rimfire & Air Rifle Benchrest Shooting Federation Plzen, Czech Republic http://www.erabsf.org/home.htm ...
Created on 22 February 2013
48. Benchrest Open Shoot (2013-11-23)
(Events Calendar/Benchrest Open Shoot)
Benchrest Open Shoot   Organisers: Portishead Shooting Club  50-shot courses, 25m and 50m rimfire Light Varmint and Heavy Varmint, 25m Hunter and HV air rifle. To WRABF 2013 Rules.   Practice available ...
Created on 01 November 2013
49. DTSGB Training Weekend (2013-11-29)
(Events Calendar/DTSGB Training Weekend)
DTSGB Training Weekend Details on DTSGB website Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Guttmann Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 9P
Created on 01 November 2013
50. DSG CT Shoot (2014-04-19)
(Events Calendar/DSG CT Shoot)
DSG CT Shoot Anyone interested in attending should contact DSG chair Julie Sperling. All shoots consist of 75 bird competition (25 each SKT/DTL/SPT) unless otherwise stated. Members please note – All ...
Created on 06 March 2014

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