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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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  • 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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  • 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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1. Competitions
(Category)
... are welcome to pass the information on to us to be added to the relevant list.  Many of the open and championship meetings mentioned in this section appear in the Diary, with contacts, and location information.  ...
Created on
2. International Development Plans
(International)
... This means national championships and international competitions. Paralympic shooting is not open to all disabled target shooters. Many of them have disabilities that do not fit the classification criteria. ...
Created on 29 May 2014
3. 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
4. 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
5. 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
6. 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
7. IPC progress on Clay Target
(International)
... announces progress in the groundwork and negotiations.  There is also the most welcome news that clay target will be included in the IPC World Championships at Suhl in July as an exhibition event.  ...
Created on 23 February 2014
8. 2016 Paralympics
(International)
... 6 places R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 mixed - 6 places R7 - 50m Rifle 3-positions SH1 male - 3 places R8 - 50m Rifle 3-positions SH1 female - 3 places As the World Cup and major championship programmes ...
Created on 24 January 2014
9. 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
10. Disabled Shooting Awards 2013
(DSP News)
... Blind, Preston Branch – for its enthusiastic participation in blind/VI target shooting at Blackburn, and at open championships. Award collected by Lyn Garside on behalf of the society.   Intellectual ...
Created on 11 November 2013
11. 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
12. Vision - Solutions to Problems - Rules
(Vision)
... such as the NSRA’s British Airgun and 50-metre Championships.  The actual text of the rules (which can be downloaded from the ISSF) is set out below in italics.  The rules for rifle shooters ...
Created on 03 January 2013
13. DSP at NSRA Rifle Meeting
(DSP News)
Bisley Smallbore Rifle Championships The DSP had a "presence" at the Rifle Meeting in August.  Information about the project's work was on display in the Stats Tent and at the Lord Roberts Centre.  ...
Created on 27 August 2012
14. NSRA Rifle Meeting
(DSP Blog)
... gossip too!  So you see, these big championships are the best place for me to go to see and be seen.  So far this year I’ve managed to provide an official DSP presence at the Airgun Championships ...
Created on 22 August 2012
15. 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
16. 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
17. Communications and counties
(DSP Blog)
... are no longer running county leagues and championships.  With clubs affiliating direct to the NSRA and communications increasingly going direct between the national bodies and individual shooters, ...
Created on 04 May 2012
18. 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
19. Blind/VI Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
Blind + Visually Impaired (Air Rifle) Many of the open and championship meetings mentioned in this section appear in the Diary, with contacts, and location information.  Otherwise details can be ...
Created on 30 January 2012
20. Benchrest Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
Full-bore, .22 and Airgun Benchrest  Many of the open and championship meetings mentioned in this section appear in the Diary, with contacts, and location information.  Otherwise details can ...
Created on 28 January 2012
21. Clay Target Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
Clay Target - Skeet, Down the Line, Sport Many of the open and championship meetings mentioned in this section appear in the Diary, with contacts, and location information.  Otherwise details can ...
Created on 28 January 2012
22. Crossbow Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
Match, Field and Sport Crossbow Many of the open and championship meetings mentioned in this section appear in the Diary, with contacts, and location information.  Otherwise details can be obtained ...
Created on 28 January 2012
23. Field Target Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
Field Target Many of the open and championship meetings mentioned in this section appear in the Diary, with contacts, and location information.  Otherwise details can be obtained via the relevant ...
Created on 28 January 2012
24. Full-bore Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
Full-bore Target Rifle and F Class Many of the open and championship meetings mentioned in this section appear in the Diary, with contacts, and location information.  Otherwise details can be obtained ...
Created on 28 January 2012
25. Smallbore Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
.22 Rifle and Pistol Many of the open and championship meetings mentioned in this section appear in the Diary, with contacts, and location information.  Otherwise details can be obtained via the ...
Created on 28 January 2012
26. Airgun Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
Air Rifle and Air Pistol Many of the open and championship meetings mentioned in this section appear in the Diary, with contacts, and location information.  Otherwise details can be obtained via ...
Created on 28 January 2012
27. Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
... of this who know of competitions that could be included here are welcome to pass the information on to us to be added to the relevant list.  Many of the open and championship meetings mentioned ...
Created on 28 January 2012
28. Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley Camp
(Places)
... National Airgun Championships in February, which is entered by a large number of disabled shooters.  In October the Scouts occupy the entire complex for their National Championships, which include ...
Created on 27 January 2012
29. International Competition
(International Events)
... matches, such as European and World Championships, World Cups, etc.   The disciplines included are: Air Rifle at 10m range – separate matches for Men (60 shots) and Women (40 shots) Standing ...
Created on 27 January 2012
30. Introduction to Smallbore Rifle & Pistol
(Disciplines)
...  National Shooting Centre at Bisley, Surrey What competitions are there? Club competitions Inter-club leagues County championships Inter-county leagues Open meetings National postal championships ...
Created on 24 January 2012
31. Introduction to Acoustic Shooting
(Disciplines)
...  Blind Biathlon at Winter Paralympics - IPC video shows how it is done British Blind/VI Championships 2014 - report in BBC Radio 4 In Touch programme    ...
Created on 23 January 2012
32. West Midlands Regional Shooting Centre
(Places)
... shooting activities for people with a range of different disabilities.  It hosts the National Blind/VI Championships at the beginning of March, the shooting events for the Dwarf National Games ...
Created on 18 January 2012
33. Matt Skelhon
(Showcase)
... - Gold Polish Open 2009 - Gold and silver IPC World Championship 2010 - 2 silvers and bronze Wheelpower National Shooting Championships - 4 silvers London Paralympic Games 2012 - 1 silver, 1 bronze ...
Created on 10 January 2012
34. Michael Whapples
(Showcase)
Michael 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, ...
Created on 07 January 2012
35. Scout
(Showcase)
... the National Scout Championship meeting. It is now a few years since this photograph was taken.  The young man now has an IPC classification, trains with DTSGB, and is working hard towards an international ...
Created on 07 January 2012
36. Dispensations
(Uncategorised)
... under NSRA rules.  This includes the majority of domestic championships, leagues and open shoots.  Any shooter who falls within the field outlined in Part 1 may apply to the Association for a ...
Created on 03 January 2012
37. 1st NRA Adaptive Match
(Events News)
Inaugural NRA Military Adaptive Shooting Championships Bisley, 4th July 2012 The National Rifle Association in conjunction with the Army Target Rifle Association and sponsored/supported by Sport ...
Created on 14 June 2012
38. English Small-bore Shooting Union
(Search - Weblinks / Shooting organisations)
The primary function of the ESSU is to select English representative teams for International Small-bore and Airgun competitions, specifically the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Federation Championships. ...
Created on 12 February 2012
39. NSRA Rifleman: Rifleman - Winter 2011-12
(Phoca Download / Rifleman - Winter 2011-12)
Rifleman - Winter 2011-12: Sport England funding for DSP DSP Co-ordinator IBSA European Championships Scottish Acoustic Championships  ...
Created on 28 January 2012
40. NSRA Rifleman: Rifleman - Summer 2011
(Phoca Download / Rifleman - Summer 2011)
Rifleman - Summer 2011: New leaflets - Benchrest & Blind/VI Award for Vic Morris Blind/VI at Blackburn Blind/VI in Wales British Blind Shooting Championships Disabled shooting at Aldersley Field ...
Created on 28 January 2012
41. NSRA Rifleman: Rifleman - Winter 2010-11
(Phoca Download / Rifleman - Winter 2010-11)
Rifleman - Winter 2010-11: Letter from HM the Queen DSP news Taster day foir Dyscover North West Disabled Shooting Championships The Carrot  ...
Created on 28 January 2012
42. Entries close for British Airgun Championship (2012-02-01)
(Events Calendar/Entries close for British Airgun Championship)
Entries close for British Airgun Championship National Small-bore Rifle Association, Competitions Department.  ...
Created on 10 January 2012
43. British Airgun Championship (2012-02-24)
(Events Calendar/British Airgun Championship)
British Airgun Championship Fully integrated competitions and Disabled Championships in air rifle and air pistol. Organised by the NSRA, the Championships are held at the Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley ...
Created on 10 January 2012
44. British Blind/VI Championship (2012-03-03)
(Events Calendar/British Blind/VI Championship)
British Blind/VI Championship   West Midlands Regional Shooting Centre, Aldersley Leisure Village, Wolverhampton WV6 9NW Tony Taylor - 01902.743562  ...
Created on 10 January 2012
45. ESSU Championships (2012-06-02)
(Events Calendar/ESSU Championships)
ESSU Championships This event includes all airgun and .22 disciplines. Please note that it is being held one month later than usual in 2012, due to the Olympic World Cup on the May Day bank holiday weekend ...
Created on 10 January 2012
46. 50-metre Championship (2012-06-08)
(Events Calendar/50-metre Championship)
50-metre Championship National championship in the Olympic .22 rifle disciplines, organised by the National Small-bore Rifle Association. This event is shot to ISSF rules. Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley ...
Created on 10 January 2012
47. National Disability Shooting Championships (2012-06-21)
(Events Calendar/National Disability Shooting Championships)
National Disability Shooting Championships For information see the Wheelpower website: http://www.wheelpower.org.uk/WPower/ Stoke Mandeville www.dtsgb.org.uk  ...
Created on 10 January 2012
48. Sporter Air Rifle Championships (2012-07-07)
(Events Calendar/Sporter Air Rifle Championships)
Sporter Air Rifle Championships National meeting for this very popular airgun discipline, organised by the National Small-bore Rifle Association. Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley Camp, Brookwood, Surrey GU24 ...
Created on 10 January 2012
49. Junior 3P Air Rifle Championships (2012-08-10)
(Events Calendar/Junior 3P Air Rifle Championships)
Junior 3P Air Rifle Championships National meeting for this recently-introduced and increasingly popular discipline.  Organised by the National Small-bore Rifle Association. Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley ...
Created on 10 January 2012
50. NSRA National Rifle Meeting (2012-08-11)
(Events Calendar/NSRA National Rifle Meeting)
NSRA National Rifle Meeting The British small-bore rifle championship meeting, organised by the National Small-bore Rifle Association. Bisley Camp, Brookwood, Surrey GU24 0NP www.nsra.co.uk  ...
Created on 10 January 2012

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