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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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1. Profiles
(Category)
This section contains information about shooters with various disabilities, shooting various disciplines.  This illustrates the type and range of options open to those who are considering taking up our ...
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2. Focus Clubs
(Category)
...  It is open to any target shooting facility, be it a members’ club, a shooting ground, school, or commercial sports centre, to apply for Focus Club status. The process is open and straightforward. Download ...
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3. Competitions
(Category)
... has expressed an interest in a discipline, so it had never occurred to anyone to introduce some simple adjustments that would make it accessible.   Whatever the reason, the DSP is encouraging the opening ...
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4. International Development
(Hot News)
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.    ...
Created on 29 May 2014
5. International Development Plans
(International)
Can you help? It has long been clear from our contacts with individual shooters and clubs that there is a big demand for more high-level competitions that are open to disabled and less-able shooters. ...
Created on 29 May 2014
6. 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
7. Blind/VI Shooting on Isle of Man
(Events News)
14th February 2014 The 30th acoustic shooting facility for blind and visually-impaired shooters to be set up in Britain has been opened at Corrin Court, in Onchan on the Isle of Man.  Hosted ...
Created on 20 February 2014
8. Dynamic Gloucestershire
(DSP Blog)
... programme are worth checking out. All in all, we look forward to seeing plenty of target shooting options opening up in 2014 for disabled and less-able people in the county.  ...
Created on 24 January 2014
9. Our Clubs Scheme
(Our Clubs Schemes)
... the facilities and/or resources to open their doors to the full range of disabilities, and there is no realistic possibility of them developing to the point where they can – at least in the short term. ...
Created on 22 November 2013
10. £287,087 for Shooting Clubs
(Funding News)
...  Farncombe & Godalming RC – two years after their new 25-yard range was opened by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, they have been awarded £20,000 for putting in a mains electricity ...
Created on 21 November 2013
11. Funding in Lincolnshire
(Funding News)
Lincolnshire County Council has set up an on-line funding portal, which says it has details of hundreds of funding schemes that are open to clubs and organisations in and around the county, as well ...
Created on 20 November 2013
12. Coaching Disabled People
(Coaching)
... as possible, or if we are helping an existing shooter to develop.  Disabled people generally don’t mind discussing what they can and can’t do, and will talk about it openly – again, the difficulty ...
Created on 19 November 2013
13. We're popular!
(DSP Blog)
... is more enthusiastic about sport than ever before, in the wake of London 2012.   Now is the time to open hearts, minds and doors, hoover the welcome mat, and start inviting all those people out ...
Created on 14 November 2013
14. 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
15. 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
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. Shooting Scholarships
(Funding News)
... open to shooters (among others).   Brunel University (London) offers a range of sports scholarships and bursaries.  Target shooting is not on their list of 'Priority Sports' for funding, but ...
Created on 01 September 2013
19. World Dwarf Games – 5 GBR Medals
(International)
... Hall USA 158 Masters (over 35) – Women 1st Sandra Scott GBR 160 2nd Lydia Graber USA 150 3rd April Barrett GBR 148 Open – Men 1st Trevor Weststeyn USA 185 2nd Anthony Aube FRA 180 3rd Maxwell Graf ...
Created on 07 August 2013
20. CT News from Larnaca
(International)
... - Team talks at the Cyprus GP; well lunch, actually. 6.00pm - Great shooting ground backdrop at Larnaca. :)) Lovely weather until 2.00ish, then the heavens opened! :-/ 6.30pm - Sat in the bar of the ...
Created on 24 February 2013
21. Rifle - Sights - Vision enhancement devices
(Rifle)
...  One word of warning: old basic iris fittings were not made to a very high standard, so on many of them the aperture will not open concentrically – this means that the point of aim will shift if the aperture ...
Created on 03 January 2013
22. Disability Awareness
(Uncategorised)
... greeting and guiding Information and videos from the RNIB on helping people who are blind or partially sighted.      Open University advice Aimed at people working with disabled ...
Created on 03 January 2013
23. Disability Awareness
(Disability Awareness)
... greeting and guiding Information and videos from the RNIB on helping people who are blind or partially sighted.      Open University advice Aimed at people working with disabled ...
Created on 03 January 2013
24. Andy Dubreuil - A Star
(DSP Blog)
... to punters at the NRA Open Day in September, it was Andy who responded to my request for help, rounded up a group of like-minded souls, and got them all to turn up and run have-a-go sessions.  It ...
Created on 23 November 2012
25. New Blind/VI PowerPoint
(DSP News)
... premièred at the opening of a new blind/VI shooting facility, where it was left running on a loop for the guests to watch at their leisure.   It is being added to our information packs, and copies ...
Created on 01 October 2012
26. 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
27. Clubs - Disabled provision
(Uncategorised)
... our Downloads.  Please note that much of this is aimed at commercial facilities and places that are open to the public, and is not legally binding on members' clubs.  However, the information ...
Created on 12 August 2012
28. 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
29. 1st NRA Disabled Match
(Events News)
... Group), who achieved the only HPS of the day.  The word is that the NRA will definitely run the event again next year, and is also considering introducing competitions open to non-military shooters ...
Created on 21 July 2012
30. Funding bodies
(Information)
... apparently on the grounds that membership was not "open to all" because of the Home Office requirement for membership applications to be counter-signed by an existing member of the club.  This topic ...
Created on 18 July 2012
31. Do as you would be done by
(DSP Blog)
... fully accessible, because its premises aren’t open to the general public, but provided for the use of its own members.  Also, it isn’t obliged to accept as a member someone who is clearly going to ...
Created on 15 June 2012
32. Twitterings
(DSP Blog)
Tuesday 5th June 2012  Crack open the bubbly!  We got our 100th follower on Twitter today – and the crowning glory is that it was @ParalympicsGB.  An extra bit of gilt is that the 99th ...
Created on 06 June 2012
33. NRA Open Day
(DSP News)
5th May 2012 Here’s our stand, set up on the green opposite the NRA offices, all ready to receive enquiries, and the display of information we provided. For news of what happened on the day, see our ...
Created on 14 May 2012
34. Not according to plan !
(DSP Blog)
... NRA, with the DSP and Disabled Shooting Year banners down either side.  The NRA staff had confirmed that Saturday’s Open Day was a sell-out, and we were going to be ready for it!  First thing ...
Created on 09 May 2012
35. Spreading the Word Week
(DSP Blog)
... for the NRA’s Open Day.  This is going to be our first really big event of the Disabled Shooting Year, so we need to make an impact.  The NRA has agreed to us having a stand in a prime position, ...
Created on 30 April 2012
36. Yorkshire
(Local Awards)
...  Nominations open: March 2012 Presentation: 19th November 2012   Richmondshire District Council Junior Sports Awards http://www.richmondshire.gov.uk/service-directory/leisure/sportscouncil.aspx ...
Created on 30 March 2012
37. Surrey
(Local Awards)
Elmbridge Borough Council Sports Personality of the Year Awards Include disabled sport categories http://www.elmbridge.gov.uk/leisure/sports/sportsawards.htm Nominations open: June Presentation: ...
Created on 30 March 2012
38. Northamptonshire
(Local Awards)
Daventry District Sports Awards Include disability sport categories http://www.northamptonshiresport.org/whats-on/northamptonshire-sports-awards/daventry-sports-awards Nominations open: July Presentation: ...
Created on 30 March 2012
39. London
(Local Awards)
...  Presentation: February   Hackney Sports Awards Include disability sport categories http://apps.hackney.gov.uk/servapps/newspr/NewsReleaseDetails.aspx?id=2231 Nominations open: February ...
Created on 30 March 2012
40. Leicestershire & Rutland
(Local Awards)
...  Nominations open: September Presentation: December   Hinckley-Bosworth Local Sports Alliance Sports Awards www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk   Leicestershire & Rutland County Sports ...
Created on 30 March 2012
41. Kent
(Local Awards)
...  Nominations open: September Nominations close: October Presentation: November   Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Junior Sports Achievement Awards http://www2.tunbridgewells.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=4614 ...
Created on 30 March 2012
42. Hampshire
(Local Awards)
...  Presentation: March   East Hampshire Includes disability sport categories http://www.easthants.gov.uk/ehdc/2012.nsf/webpages/2012+East+Hants+Sports+Awards Nominations open: October Presentation: ...
Created on 30 March 2012
43. Gloucestershire
(Local Awards)
...  Nominations open: November   Stroud Sport & Physical Activity Awards Includes disability sport categories http://www.stroud.gov.uk/docs/leisure/activity_awards.asp Presentation: March ...
Created on 30 March 2012
44. Durham
(Local Awards)
County Durham Sports Awards http://www.eastdurhamtrust.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&;view=article&id=1292:nominations-open-for-county-durham-sport-awards&catid=13:news&Itemid=41 ...
Created on 30 March 2012
45. Cumbria
(Local Awards)
...  Presentation: October   Copeland Sports Awards Includes disability sport categories http://www.activecumbria.org/copeland-sports-awards Nominations open: May Presentation: November   ...
Created on 30 March 2012
46. Cheshire
(Local Awards)
... open: June Presentation: November NB: Winners go forward to Cheshire & Warrington Awards   Halton Sports Awards Contact Halton Borough Council Presentation: 20th September 2012   ...
Created on 30 March 2012
47. Bedfordshire
(Local Awards)
Bedford Sport Awards Includes disability sport categories http://www.bedford.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/sports_development/bedford_sports_awards.aspx Nominations open: mid October Nominations close: ...
Created on 30 March 2012
48. Regional Sports Awards
(Award Schemes)
...    North East Disability Sport Awards http://www.efds.co.uk/news.asp?itemid=3481&;itemTitle=North+East+Disability+Sports+Awards+are+open+for+nominations&section=85&sectionTitle=North+East+Disability+Sport+News ...
Created on 30 March 2012
49. Promotional Events
(Disabled Shooting Year)
...  Additional information on these events is available in the Diary.  If you come along, look for our banner! 5th May 2012 – Open Day, National Shooting Centre, Bisley This is a very large ...
Created on 27 March 2012
50. Disabled Shooting Year
(Disabled Shooting Year)
... a number of shows, open days and other events during the year, and in various parts of the country, to raise awareness of the Disabled Shooting Year.  Clubs Scheme To encourage the development ...
Created on 27 March 2012

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DSP Videos

Videos on disabled target shooting now on Vimeo and YouTube. You are invited to contribute your videos.

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survey Information about people and facilities is vital to our work (and funding). YOU can help by completing our People and Clubs/Grounds Surveys.

£250,000 for Clubs!

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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.
More information

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.