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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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  • 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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  • 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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1. Competitions
(Category)
... Otherwise details can be obtained via the relevant governing bodies' websites.    Airgun - Air Rifle and Air Pistol Benchrest - Full-bore, .22 and Airgun Blind/VI - Air Rifle Clay Target - Skeet, ...
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2. Clay Target
(Category)
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3. Julie Sperling
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
Julie Sperling, DSP Working Group - Clay Target, Whilst not a shooter herself, Julie is married to an enthusiastic clay target shooter who is disabled.  As chair of the Disabled Shooters' ...
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4. DSG
(Contacts / Other Organisations)
DSG, Disabled CT administration, The Disabled Shooters' Group administers clay target shooting for people with disabilities, under the aegis of the CPSA.  The Group organises events at disabled-accessible ...
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5. CPSA
(Contacts / Other Organisations)
CPSA, NGB, The Clay Pigeon Shooting Association is the national governing body for clay target shooting in England.  ...
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6. Bob Kibblewhite
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
Bob Kibblewhite, DSP Working Group - Clay Target, Bob Kibblewhite is the clay target representative in the DSP's Working Group.  He was appointed the West Midland Region Director of the CPSA in March ...
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7. Focus on: Blind/VI Shooting
(DSP News)
... shoots clay target at the Lea Valley Shooting Ground in Hertfordshire.  For those who find this hard to believe, there is a video showing how he does it. On the TV? We have also been contacted ...
Created on 07 March 2014
8. Blind/VI Shooting on Radio 4
(Events News)
...  In addition to reporting from the first day of the championships, where several competitors were interviewed, the feature also covered clay target shooting, as done by Sean Dilley, himself a journalist ...
Created on 05 March 2014
9. IPC progress on Clay Target
(International)
21st February 2014 There is excellent news for those who are working hard to get clay target into the Paralympic fold.  A joint announcement from IPC, ISSF and FITAV (the Italian shotgun federation) ...
Created on 23 February 2014
10. No CT for 2020 Paralympics
(International)
... shooters will be disappointed that Clay Target is not on that list, so the earliest it could become a Paralympic discipline is now 2024.   Ten years is a long time to wait for the young shooters ...
Created on 24 January 2014
11. IPC Shooting Strategic Plan
(International)
... development, Paralympic brand, funding, organisation, and partnerships.   One of the objectives listed should offer some encouragement to those who are keen to see Clay Target and Blind/VI shooting ...
Created on 25 November 2013
12. DSP Clubs List
(DSP Clubs)
... Shooters’ Group. Orston Shooting Ground – Nottinghamshire One of the first clay target facilities to become largely disabled accessible, it has been the principal venue for the Disabled Shooters’ Group ...
Created on 21 November 2013
13. £287,087 for Shooting Clubs
(Funding News)
... present it. We are particularly keen to see clay target facilities and full-bore clubs taking up these opportunities.  We have been liaising with several who are working on bids to Sport England ...
Created on 21 November 2013
14. We're popular!
(DSP Blog)
... clay target brethren know all about this, because their livelihoods all depend upon promoting and advertising the sport at every opportunity – and it works.  When I visit shooting grounds they are ...
Created on 14 November 2013
15. Disabled Shooting Awards 2013
(DSP News)
... first clay target grounds to take the decision to become disabled-friendly.  Award collected by Mick Kirby of the DSG.   Sensory Disabilities Organisation Galloway’s Society for the ...
Created on 11 November 2013
16. 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
17. 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
18. 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
19. Vision - Correction Options
(Vision)
... local High Street optician is most unlikely to understand the visual demands of the sport.  The following contacts may be useful: J H Steward – very experienced in both rifle/pistol and clay ...
Created on 03 January 2013
20. Vision - Eye Protection
(Vision)
In some target shooting disciplines it is expected or required that shooters will wear spectacles or eye shields to protect their eyes. Clay Target Eye protection is mandatory for all clay target ...
Created on 03 January 2013
21. Fundraising for Young CT Shooter
(People News)
Spencer Owens of Wool, Dorset, is the beneficiary of the latest charity shoot organised by Purbeck Shooting School.  The 15-year-old has a degenerative condition that means he has to do his Clay ...
Created on 14 November 2012
22. New Leaflets
(DSP News)
We have added two more leaflets to our range of promotional material. The new Welcome! leaflet is an introduction to the Disabled Shooting Project, and outlines the key areas of our work.  Clay ...
Created on 11 October 2012
23. NSRA Rifle Meeting
(DSP Blog)
... and the NRA Adaptive Championships (part of the fullbore world’s Imperial Meeting).  Last week was the turn of the smallbore rifle meeting; still to come are the first Clay Target Disabled Sportrap ...
Created on 22 August 2012
24. 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
25. 1st NRA Disabled Match
(Events News)
... day, and the competitive urge was clearly visible everywhere.  Even the clay target shoot at “rabbit” clays, intended as a fun event, ended up being turned into an extra competition!  Results ...
Created on 21 July 2012
26. Welsh CT Success
(People News)
Following on from his silver-medal performance at the Lonato Grand Prix early in May, we’ve just received some excellent news of clay target shooter Mat Goodwin. As well as shooting in disabled ...
Created on 20 July 2012
27. Shooting movies
(DSP Blog)
... The best of these (in terms of the quality of the film-making) have been made by the Italian Clay Target body FITAV and feature the newly set up Clay Target Grand Prix matches.  There are a number ...
Created on 23 June 2012
28. 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
29. Clay Target for Blind/VI
(People News)
CPSA News Item There is a remarkable piece on the CPSA website about a clay target shooter who is blind.  It's an inspiring story, and we hope it leads to more development in this area of the ...
Created on 01 June 2012
30. DSP Information Packs
(DSP News)
... of the leaflets. Up-date: Three new leaflets (Welcome! introducing the DSP and its work, Clay Target Shooting and Full-bore Rifle & F Class) have been added to the pack, together with a ...
Created on 14 May 2012
31. Not according to plan !
(DSP Blog)
... in return for all that effort?  Well, everyone who came saw our banners, so that’s quite a lot of brand exposure.  We left flyers at the clay target ranges and with the NRA, encouraging people ...
Created on 09 May 2012
32. GSCEs in Target Shooting
(Random Shots)
... UK website. This follows on from the announcement in 2008 that Clay Target was accepted by Edexcel as one of the list of sports that PE students could do for their GCSE.  Information about this ...
Created on 04 May 2012
33. Introducing Julie Sperling
(DSP News)
DSG Chair joins Working Group We're delighted that Julie Sperling, popular and enthusiastic Chair of the Disabled Shooters Group in clay target, has agreed to join the DSP's Working Group.  Julie's ...
Created on 15 April 2012
34. National Sports Awards
(Award Schemes)
Barclays Community Sports Awards http://www.barclayscommunitysportsaward.com/ These are financial awards of between £1,000 and £5,000; although they are linked to the football season, they are available ...
Created on 30 March 2012
35. Birth of the Disabled Shooting Project
(Uncategorised)
... with a disabled shooter there. New competitions for disabled shooters are springing up. Representatives of the fullbore and clay target disciplines have joined the working group. H.M. the Queen has written ...
Created on 11 March 2012
36. Rules
(Information)
...  Blind/VI IBSA rules - please note these are currently only published as a Powerpoint presentation. Clay Target CPSA general rules CPSA safety guide CPSA technical rules DSG rules - ...
Created on 28 January 2012
37. 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
38. Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
... and Air Pistol Benchrest - Full-bore, .22 and Airgun Blind/VI - Air Rifle Clay Target - Skeet, Down the Line and Sport Crossbow - Match, Field and Sport Field Target Full-bore - Target Rifle ...
Created on 28 January 2012
39. National Clay Shooting Centre, Bisley Camp
(Places)
The National Clay Shooting Centre at Bisley Camp, only 30 miles from central London, has been the home of shooting since 1890 and has promoted and encouraged marksmanship for over 100 years. The Centre ...
Created on 27 January 2012
40. International Competition
(International Events)
... support Women – 60 shots (30 precision, 30 duelling) standing or seated, no elbow support Download the full list of IPC events. There are currently no Paralympic Clay Target events, even though these ...
Created on 27 January 2012
41. Clay Target - Shooter's Stand
(Clay Target)
Clay Target shooters who have some lower limb weakness, or stability problems, may be interested in this fold-up stand, which was made as a one-off to order.  We found details of it on the website ...
Created on 26 January 2012
42. Introduction to Acoustic Shooting
(Disciplines)
...    Clay Target See our news item about blind CT shooter Sean Dilley, and a video about how he does it!   Crossbow Acoustic Sporter Crossbow was introduced a few years ago as an alternative ...
Created on 23 January 2012
43. Introduction to Clay Target
(Disciplines)
This is: Clay Target shooting Watch a brief introduction to the basics of the Double-trap discipline, presented by two able-bodied British international shooters Charlotte Kerwood and Richard Faulds, ...
Created on 12 January 2012
44. Finding somewhere to shoot
(Uncategorised)
... enquire.     Clay Target Shooting Grounds There is a Find a Club service on the CPSA website.  This does not contain information about disabled accessibility, but it does have ...
Created on 05 January 2012
45. Dispensations
(Uncategorised)
... at its national meetings.  The CPSA is considering whether this sort of scheme will be appropriate for disabled clay target shooters.     The NSRA's Dispensation System Part 1 – ...
Created on 03 January 2012
46. About us
(Uncategorised)
... to cover full-bore, clay target, and other disciplines offered by the National Rifle Association (NRA) and Clay Pigeon Shooting Association (CPSA). Read more about the birth of the Disabled Shooting ...
Created on 03 January 2012
47. How to get started
(Uncategorised)
... of larger calibre options HERE. Clay Target For shotgun shooters, clay target disciplines include skeet, trap, sporting, trench and down the line disciplines, depending on the speed, launch point ...
Created on 02 January 2012
48. You CAN do it!
(Uncategorised)
... in small-bore target shooting they can all compete against each other.  The DSP is working with full-bore and clay target bodies to increase the range of fully-inclusive competitions in those disciplines. ...
Created on 02 January 2012
49. Lincs Taster Days
(Hot News)
Lincolnshire Country Sports Days Disabled-accessible opportunities to try a variety of country sports activities, including clay target shooting. Young Shots Day: Saturday 22nd September (age ...
Created on 05 June 2012
50. British Clay Team for Italian GP
(Events News)
2nd Clay Target Grand Prix, Lonato 4th – 7th May 2012 The team that has flown out to “the shooting capital of Italy” for this weekend’s competitions is nearly twice as big as last year’s for the ...
Created on 03 May 2012

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Read about the huge increase in Sport England investment in grass-roots target shooting. 

International Development

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Read about how we are hoping to expand the range of international competitions open to disabled shooters, and let us know if you can help.  

Helpful Stuff

Vision for Shooters

For most shooters, being able to see well enough to aim accurately is the key to our sport. Our Vision Section has lots of information to help all shooters who have vision problems, great or small.

Funding Guidance & Information

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

Advice for Clubs

EFDS Inclusion Hub is a free on-line resource created by the English Federation of Disability Sport for clubs that wish to become more disabled-friendly and include more disabled people in their activities.
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Disability Awareness

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.