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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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. Past Events
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2. Major Events
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3. International Events
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4. Focus Clubs
(Category)
... county. Focus Clubs act as the first point of referral for anyone in their area with a disability that prevents them shooting with conventional equipment and/or technique. That means those clubs need ...
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5. Events News
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6. Competitions
(Category)
... events up to Home Country International level.  Information on full international matches can be found under International Events.   Readers of this who know of competitions that could be included here ...
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7. 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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8. International Development Plans
(International)
... up international postal matches to get things moving. Hopefully those will generate an interest in shoulder-to-shoulder competitions, which will lead to countries hosting international events in the non-IPC ...
Created on 29 May 2014
9. GBR medals at Szczecin 2014
(International)
... excellent results, finishing second in the overall medal table, behind Russia. The shooters brought home two team golds, plus two golds and a silver in the individual events. Unfortunately, the full ...
Created on 29 May 2014
10. Focus on: Blind/VI Shooting
(DSP News)
... results can be found in News about Events. New Club We are delighted to welcome the opening of the latest acoustic shooting facility to be set up by the indefatigable Ken Nash, who has been the ...
Created on 07 March 2014
11. Biathlon at Sochi Paralympics
(International)
... events, which are scheduled for 8th, 11th and 14th March.   Women and men all compete in one of three categories: sitting, standing, and blind or visually impaired.  In each category there ...
Created on 23 February 2014
12. Lincolnshire Disabled Shooting Day
(Events News)
...  About half of the people who attended said they would like to join a shooting club, and quite a few of them have already visited a local club since the event.   We would love to see similar events ...
Created on 31 January 2014
13. 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
14. IPC Shooting Strategic Plan
(International)
... in the Paralympics: Continue to explore new opportunities to develop and/or increase the IPC Shooting programme of events Link to the document: IPC Plan  ...
Created on 25 November 2013
15. We're popular!
(DSP Blog)
...    Experience from promotional events and so forth shows that this state of affairs exists throughout the whole population, not just amongst those who are disabled.    The message, ...
Created on 14 November 2013
16. Shooting Movies!
(DSP News)
... videos - You can email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. What would we like? Basically, whatever there is! Video showing general shooting club life, special events, one-to-one coaching sessions, individual ...
Created on 12 November 2013
17. 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
18. Intellectual Disabilities Conference
(DSP News)
... it is in Major Events.   ...
Created on 10 November 2013
19. World Dwarf Games 2013
(International)
... in the Air Pistol and Crossbow events.  We wish the team the best of luck, and hope to be able to publish more information here over the next ten days.  In the meantime, readers may wish to follow ...
Created on 03 August 2013
20. DSP Regional Conferences 2013
(DSP News)
... were the first ever events in our sport to which were invited people from ALL target shooting disciplines, participating in any capacity and at any level. It was absolutely wonderful to see six groups ...
Created on 25 April 2013
21. Vision - Correction Options
(Vision)
... seen technical errors among those using shooting glasses is the lens set at an angle to the line of sight, which prevents it doing its job properly.  Another frequent error is having the lens touching ...
Created on 03 January 2013
22. Rifle - Sights - Vision enhancement devices
(Rifle)
... low-magnification lenses mounted in a holder that screws into the foresight tube.  There are restrictions on their use in some rifle events.  Centra 1.3x or 1.5x magnification Various sizes ...
Created on 03 January 2013
23. Chris Lacey joins DSP
(DSP News)
... is already involved in the design and building of several items of disabled shooting equipment. He will be attending various events to meet people in all disciplines, and discuss their equipment needs. ...
Created on 22 November 2012
24. New Blind/VI PowerPoint
(DSP News)
... have been set for continuous loop running, useful for displays and promotional events.  A version with audio narration is being prepared for blind/VI audiences.   The presentation was ...
Created on 01 October 2012
25. DSP's New Show Tent
(DSP News)
We are now the proud owners of a very smart tent in which to set up our stall for promotional events.  It had its first outing at the NRA Open Day on 8th September, when we were delighted to welcome ...
Created on 10 September 2012
26. NSRA Rifle Meeting
(DSP Blog)
... shot on the NSRA’s 50-metre ranges as well as the main events on the famous Century Range (known by many of the world’s top shooters to be the finest wind-doping training in the world!).  Since 2002 ...
Created on 22 August 2012
27. 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
28. 1st NRA Disabled Match
(Events News)
... currently on rehabilitation at Headley Court or Tidworth House.  The NRA had been hoping for two or three times as many, but a combination of the weather, and the time it takes for news of such events ...
Created on 21 July 2012
29. Fundraising
(Information)
... The article is now available on this site as a download.  Funding 4 Sport This specialist funding website includes ideas on how to raise funds via events rather than grants. Available as a ...
Created on 18 July 2012
30. Funding - Guidance
(Information)
... of promotional material; presentations, printed material, etc. Organisation of promotional events; taster days, guest days, etc. Schemes and projects aimed at developing the sport and/or attracting ...
Created on 18 July 2012
31. 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
32. GBR Paralympians 2012
(International)
...  Channel 4’s profile of Paralympic shooting can be viewed on their website. The programme for the shooting events can be found on the ParalympicsGB website.    ...
Created on 05 June 2012
33. 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
34. Starting out on the road
(DSP Blog)
... who host the shooting events; they've recruited people like Ryan Cockbill from these games.  One thing I found rather poignant about this morning was the shiny newness of all the wheelchairs.  ...
Created on 20 April 2012
35. Measuring things
(DSP Blog)
... the DSP is successful.  It all seems so simple at first glance; as we're working flat out giving information and advice via 'phone and keyboard, attending and organising events, etc., it must all ...
Created on 12 April 2012
36. We have lift off!
(DSP Blog)
... Paralympic Games are smack in the middle of the year.  If the GBR team does well in the Paralympic events, that will bring the best publicity we could possibly wish for.  Then we'll have six ...
Created on 31 March 2012
37. Surrey
(Local Awards)
... Borough Sports Awards http://www.kingston.gov.uk/browse/leisure/sports/sports_events/borough_sports_awards/borough_sports_awards_2011.htm Include disabled sport categories Presentation: October   ...
Created on 30 March 2012
38. Lancashire
(Local Awards)
Greater Manchester Sports Awards http://www.greatersport.co.uk/gsevents/greater-manchester-sports-awards/awards-20112012/ Candidates are the winners of the 10 Manchester Borough Sports Awards:- Bolton ...
Created on 30 March 2012
39. Derbyshire
(Local Awards)
...  Derbyshire Young Achievers http://www.derbyshiresport.co.uk/news_events/news/2011/december/derbyshire_young_achievers_shine_at_award_ceremony.asp Presentation: December   Erewash Sports ...
Created on 30 March 2012
40. Cornwall
(Local Awards)
Cornwall Sports Awards http://www.cornwallsportspartnership.co.uk/events/sports-awards/sports-awards-11                 Presentation: ...
Created on 30 March 2012
41. Cheshire
(Local Awards)
Cheshire & Warrington Awards http://www.cwsportspartnership.org/events/cheshire-and-warrington-sports-partnership-awards Presentation: October   Cheshire East Sport Awards Includes disability ...
Created on 30 March 2012
42. Berkshire
(Local Awards)
... January   Wokingham Sports Awards Includes disability sport categories http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/council/news-and-events/latest-news/wokingham-sports-awards-2011/ Presentation: November ...
Created on 30 March 2012
43. Disabled Shooting Year Events
(Disabled Shooting Year)
Some of the events and activities taking place during this year will be organised by the DSP.  We'll also be taking part in events organised by other people.  We're also fervently hoping that ...
Created on 29 March 2012
44. Club Events
(Disabled Shooting Year)
... effort. The aim is to have events and activities in all parts of the country during the twelve months, and we hope that lots of people and clubs involved in any aspect of disabled shooting will join ...
Created on 27 March 2012
45. Promotional Events
(Disabled Shooting Year)
What we'll be doing During the Disabled Shooting Year members of the DSP Working Group and other people involved with the project will be taking part in a number of events all around the country. ...
Created on 27 March 2012
46. Disabled Shooting Year
(Disabled Shooting Year)
... developing disabled shooting.  They are aimed at helping individuals, clubs and disability organisations to bring their ideas and plans to life.  Promotional Events DSP personnel are attending ...
Created on 27 March 2012
47. Clay Target Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
... runs Clay Target events for people with disabilities, including regular shoots for Sportability.   ...
Created on 28 January 2012
48. Crossbow Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
... with disabilities; there are separate classes for those who shoot Assisted disciplines.  Information on the events here are is on the NCF website.  Competitions are held at clubs in ...
Created on 28 January 2012
49. Smallbore Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
... with Dispensations can take part.  Details of most of these events can be obtained from the association’s website, or The Rifleman magazine.   ...
Created on 28 January 2012
50. British Free Rifle Club
(Search - Weblinks / Clubs, leagues, etc.)
The BFRC runs an annual competition at Bisley comprising .22 prone and 3P, Air Rifle and 300-metre events.  These are open to all and disabled shooters participate regularly.  ...
Created on 03 April 2012

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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.