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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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1. Girl with Gun
(Category)
Ann Wild took up air pistol shooting after retiring in 2009 from an illustrious career as captain of the British Wheelchair Basketball team, for which she received many honours, including an OBE.  Taking ...
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2. NSRA
(Contacts / Other Organisations)
NSRA, NGB, The National Small-bore Rifle Association is the national governing body for airgun, .22 rifle and pistol, and crossbow disciplines.  In conjunction with British Blind Sport it administers ...
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3. Chris Lacey
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
... British Junior international air rifle shooter for several years. A motorcycle accident four or five years ago put paid to any prospect of international success as a senior, and means that he is expected ...
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4. British Shooting
(Contacts / Other Organisations)
British Shooting, Umbrella NGB, British Shooting is the overall "umbrella" governing body for all target shooting in Great Britain.  It's principal responsibilities are: Overseeing the governance ...
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5. BFTA
(Contacts / Other Organisations)
BFTA, Discipline governing body, The British Field Target Association is the governing body for Field Target shooting, under the aegis of the NSRA.  There are also regional federations, which can ...
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6. GBR medals at Szczecin 2014
(International)
IPC Shooting World Cup Szczecin, Poland – 9th-11th May 2014   The British team who made this year’s trip to Poland more than lived up to the standards set in previous years.  They achieved ...
Created on 29 May 2014
7. Focus on: Blind/VI Shooting
(DSP News)
... out the list of clubs which have the equipment for it.     News The British Blind/VI Championships were held at Aldersley on the first weekend in March.  A report and the principal ...
Created on 07 March 2014
8. Overview of Blind/VI Shooting
(Acoustic)
... at over 20 clubs across the UK. Two major competition meetings take place annually; the British Championships at the West Midland Regional Shooting Centre at Aldersley, Wolverhampton each March, and the ...
Created on 06 March 2014
9. Effective Communication Workshop
(Deaf Communications)
... in sport can communicate without having to learn a lot of British Sign Language.  A short video has now been produced to give a flavour of what the workshop covers, and how it can boost the confidence ...
Created on 05 March 2014
10. Blind/VI Shooting on Radio 4
(Events News)
4th March 2014 Two days after the British Blind/VI Shooting Championships, the BBC's In Touch programme on Radio 4 devoted almost half of its airtime to an excellent report on acoustic shooting. ...
Created on 05 March 2014
11. British Blind Championship 2014
(Events News)
1st/2nd March 2014 - Aldersley Thirty-eight shooters from eleven clubs shot at the West Midlands Region Shooting Centre in this year's championships.  Many of them had a long journey; several ...
Created on 05 March 2014
12. Benefit of Shooting Sports to the UK
(Surveys)
... BASC, Countryside Alliance, and the British Shooting Sports Council.   The purpose of the questionnaire is to allow estimates to be made of the scale of shooting sports, the environmental and economic ...
Created on 05 March 2014
13. Biathlon at Sochi Paralympics
(International)
... competitor must then ski around an additional "penalty loop" before completing the race.   Sadly, there will not be any British competitors in these events at Sochi, but this is an exciting dynamic ...
Created on 23 February 2014
14. IPC progress on Clay Target
(International)
...  Julie Sperling, chair of the Disabled Shooters' Group, has confirmed that plans are in hand to send a British team to Suhl.  Anyone who would like to be considered for inclusion in the team should ...
Created on 23 February 2014
15. Blind/VI Shooting on Isle of Man
(Events News)
... by the Manx Blind Welfare Society, the new facility has been set up by Ken Nash of the NSRA and British Blind Sport, and is operating under the title Manx Acoustic Shooting Club.  .   There ...
Created on 20 February 2014
16. 2016 Paralympics
(International)
... female and 6 mixed) with a total of 150 individual slots (50 women, 100 men).  Accordingly, over the next two and a half years British shooters will be competing for selection in the following events: ...
Created on 24 January 2014
17. DSP Clubs
(DSP Clubs)
... some mobility, but are unable to shoot prone or standing.  They may have acoustic shooting equipment for blind/VI shooters, or some of their members may have learned some British Sign Language to ...
Created on 22 November 2013
18. DSP Clubs List
(DSP Clubs)
... full-bore disciplines, including benchrest. Portishead Shooting Club - Somerset A club that has excellent benchrest facilities and has a number of disabled members, including leading British benchrest ...
Created on 21 November 2013
19. Disabled Shooting Awards 2013
(DSP News)
...    Disabled International Shooter – Senior Michael Whapples, Holwell RC – the leading blind shooter who in 2011 became the first British competitor in the European Blind Championships, and ...
Created on 11 November 2013
20. Sport England Inspired Facilities
(Funding News)
...  Any club or shooting ground that intends to apply for either Inspired Facilities funding or a Sport England Small Grant is advised to contact DSP Co-ordinator Liz Woodall, so that British Shooting can ...
Created on 07 November 2013
21. International Role for British Shooter
(People News)
Warm congratulations to leading British blind shooter Michael Whapples on his appointment as Chairman of the Shooting Committee of the International Blind Sports Association.   Michael takes ...
Created on 04 November 2013
22. Disabled Shooting Gala 2013
(Past Events)
... hosted by Lord Roberts Centre. All in all, we feel it was a good contribution to National Paralympic Day, and we were very pleased that both the British Paralympic Association and the English Federation ...
Created on 01 November 2013
23. Shooting Scholarships
(Funding News)
... in Google Images will undoubtedly find more.   To begin with it might be worth contacting BUCS (British University and College Sports) to see if they can offer any advice.  Target shooting ...
Created on 01 September 2013
24. 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
25. World Dwarf Games 2013
(International)
... progress on the World Dwarf Games and DSAUK websites. British competitors in the shooting events are listed below.  The Junior classes (Boys and Girls) are age 12 to 15, and the Seniors or Masters ...
Created on 03 August 2013
26. CT News from Larnaca
(International)
British shooter Laugharne Jones, who competes in Olympic Trap from his wheelchair, is in Cyprus to represent Wales in the Clay Target Grand Prix. For those who would like to follow his progress but ...
Created on 24 February 2013
27. Cyprus CT GP
(International)
Clay Target competitors are gathering at Larnaca in Cyprus for the Grand Prix which runs from 22nd February to 4th March.  British shooter Laugharne Jones will be taking part, and hopes to follow ...
Created on 22 February 2013
28. Grants + Council Loan
(Funding News)
... about £10,000. In December, British Gymnastics gave the club a grant of £218,000 with a proviso that building must start before the beginning of April. Huntingdonshire District Council has loaned Huntingdon ...
Created on 31 January 2013
29. Vision - Solutions to Problems - Rules
(Vision)
... British Sporting Rifle Club for details and rules. National Small-bore Rifle Association (NSRA) rules Basically, these are the same as the NRA rules set out above.  In addition, there is the ...
Created on 03 January 2013
30. Thank you, Sport England!
(DSP News)
On 17th December the long wait ended, and we got the best pre-Christmas present we could have wished for – the amazing news that the DSP will continue to be funded by Sport England as part of the British ...
Created on 21 December 2012
31. Andy Dubreuil - A Star
(DSP Blog)
... shooting.  This is a huge loss for the sport as a whole, and the close-knit benchrest community in particular.  Andy has been one of the top British airgun and .22 benchrest shooters for ...
Created on 23 November 2012
32. Chris Lacey joins DSP
(DSP News)
... know him, Chris was the leading British Junior international air rifle shooter for several years – and is still the joint British Junior Record holder. A motorcycle accident four or five years ago put ...
Created on 22 November 2012
33. British IPC Appointment
(People News)
... so that came to an end in September.  We wish Sarah all the best on her move to the IPC’s headquarters at Bonn.  It is excellent news that a talented and popular British shooter has taken up ...
Created on 09 November 2012
34. Rifle - Shooting jackets
(Rifle)
...  Pippa Taylor’s TenPointNine business is based in Wolverhampton, and she has fitted the jackets of nine of the 11 British Paralympic shooters.  What Pippa does is explained in an article in Wolverhampton ...
Created on 10 August 2012
35. 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
36. 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
37. Shooting movies
(DSP Blog)
... can be catered for by the sport.  Much trawling of YouTube produced a disappointing number of clips that we could use.  Not many were British, and very few featured disabled shooters.  However, ...
Created on 23 June 2012
38. GBR Shooters' Events
(International)
Further to the selection of the 12-strong British team, DTSGB has now announced who will shoot in the various Paralympic events.  P1 - 10-metre Air Pistol Men SH1 - Adrian Bunclark R1 - 10-metre ...
Created on 20 June 2012
39. 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
40. Not according to plan !
(DSP Blog)
... in the sport, and so on.  There’s quite a sense of achievement at this point – preparation successfully accomplished is a high spot.  Where all this planning comes unstuck is when the British ...
Created on 09 May 2012
41. Introducing Julie Sperling
(DSP News)
... is able to do anything to support the British input to those negotiations we will be delighted to help.   ...
Created on 15 April 2012
42. National Sports Awards
(Award Schemes)
... East Midlands, East, North West, North East + Cumbria, Yorkshire, North East   British Asian Sports Awards 2011 http://www.emel.com/article?id=83&;a_id=2313 Nominations close: December ...
Created on 30 March 2012
43. Promotional Events
(Disabled Shooting Year)
...  Organised by the Countryside Alliance on behalf of the British Shooting Sports Council, which represents all the main shooting organisations.  This is aimed at raising the profile of all shooting ...
Created on 27 March 2012
44. Blind/VI Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
...  The British Blind/VI Championship is held in March, also at the WMRSC. The Scottish Air Rifle Blind Shooting Championship is held in August at Denwood, and includes a Home Countries International ...
Created on 30 January 2012
45. Field Target Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
... and these with significant mobility.  Competitors must be able to shoot with conventional equipment and techniques under the British Field Target Association Rules.  On that basis shooters with ...
Created on 28 January 2012
46. Smallbore Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
... are known to be accessible/integrated.  The Bisley Rifle Meeting (which includes the British Championship), the Scottish Rifle Meeting and the National Pistol Meeting are all run by the NSRA ...
Created on 28 January 2012
47. Airgun Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
... competitions which are known to be accessible/integrated.  The British Airgun Championships, organised by the NSRA in February, are shot under ISSF and IPC rules, and shooters who cannot comply ...
Created on 28 January 2012
48. Introduction to Benchrest
(Disciplines)
... to some shooters who cannot use aperture sights because they have a degree of visual impairment. One of the leading British benchrest shooters, Andy Dubreuil, has a series of tutorial videos on ...
Created on 24 January 2012
49. Introduction to Crossbow
(Disciplines)
... be successful as an acoustic discipline, providing an alternative to acoustic Air Rifle for blind and visually-impaired shooters.   Chris Aston, a leading figure in British crossbow shooting ...
Created on 24 January 2012
50. Introduction to Smallbore Rifle & Pistol
(Disciplines)
... Home Countries championship meetings British championship meetings Most competitions are in classes or divisions, so shooters compete against people at the same level.  Some matches are done by ...
Created on 24 January 2012

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