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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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. Vision
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Vision is a vitally important topic for all target shooters except those who are blind or visually-impaired and use acoustic aiming systems.  Being able to see well enough to aim accurately, and ...
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2. Surveys
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Other Surveys We are happy to promote the development of disabled sport, especially where this will also benefit Target Shooting, by offering our visitors the chance to respond to surveys set up by other ...
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3. Shooters' Assistants
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4. Profiles
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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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5. Ideas
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... think may be useful or interesting to anyone involved in disabled shooting, please contact the DSP Co-ordinator, Liz Woodall, with the details.   If you are looking for tips, ideas, useful contacts, ...
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6. Girl with Gun
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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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7. General
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The equipment featured in this section may be used in a range of different target shooting disciplines.   ...
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8. Funding News
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This section contains news of options that look particularly helpful for clubs or individuals who are seeking funding in connection any aspect of disabled target shooting.  We expect ...
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9. Focus Clubs
(Category)
These are the DSP’s flagship clubs, benchmarked to demonstrate that they are fully able to cater for shooters with a wide range of disabilities. Our ultimate target is to have one Focus Club in each ...
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10. Disciplines
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Here we have gathered together information, including links to videos and other sites, from which you can get a flavour of what the principal target shooting disciplines involve.  A more comprehensive guide ...
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11. Disabled Shooting Year
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12. Competitions
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Opportunities for competing One of the really great things about target shooting as a sport is that for many competitions disabled and less-able participants compete against the fully able; they are ...
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13. Coaching
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This section is intended to be a resource centre for coaches working with disabled and less-able shooters.  Gathered together here is information about opportunities for coaches to develop their skills, ...
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14. UKBR22
(Contacts / Other Organisations)
UKBR22, Discipline governing body, The Association of Rimfire & Air Rifle Benchrest Shooting administers airgun and .22 benchrest in Britain, under the aegis of the NSRA.    ...
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15. Olaf Jones
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
Olaf Jones, DSP Working Group - Fullbore + F Class, Olaf is the NRA's Disability Representative.  As a result of losing part of his left arm in a motorcycle accident, he shoots full-bore target rifle ...
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16. NSRA
(Contacts / Other Organisations)
... Blind/VI Shooting in Britain.   The Association runs the Lord Roberts Centre at Bisley, Surrey, and the West Midland Region Shooting Centre at Aldersley, Wolverhampton.   ...
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17. NRA
(Contacts / Other Organisations)
NRA, NGB, The National Rifle Association UK is the national governing body for full-bore target shooting, and runs the National Shooting Centre at Bisley, Surrey.  ...
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18. Ken Nash
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
Ken Nash, Blind/VI Shooting Organiser ...
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19. Keith Morriss
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
Keith Morriss, DSP Working Group - International Coach, Keith has been a wheelchair user for most of his life, and shoots at Sutton Coldfield Rifle & Pistol Club.  He worked for a number of years ...
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20. 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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21. John Lloyd
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
... chair he ensured that the extensive alterations to the club's various ranges took into account the needs of disabled shooters, thereby increasing the shooting opportunities for disabled members.  ...
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22. DTSGB
(Contacts / Other Organisations)
DTSGB, NGB, Disability Target Shooting GB is the national governing body for the Paralympic target shooting disciplines (10m Air Rifle, 10m Air Pistol, 25m Pistol, 50m .22 Rifle, 50m .22 Pistol).  Its ...
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23. 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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24. Dave Froggett
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
... rifle and crossbow, but enjoys shooting almost anything that goes 'bang'.   A large part of Dave's work for some years has been the training of target shooting coaches in Britain. ...
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25. 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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26. Chris Lacey
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
Chris Lacey, Equipment Co-ordinator, Chris Lacey, shooter, coach and gunsmith, is the DSP’s voluntary Equipment Co-ordinator and a member of our Working Group.  He was the leading ...
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27. Charlie Blow
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
Charlie Blow, DSP Working Group - Smallbore Rifle, Charlie has been shooting small-bore rifle since he was at school and is currently a member of the Board of Management of the NSRA.  In this capacity ...
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28. 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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29. Bob Kibblewhite
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
... 2011.  In 40 years as a clay target shooter he has shot all disciplines at all levels, as well as having been involved in management.  Prior to retirement he worked in firearms licensing.  ...
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30. 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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31. 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.    ...
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32. 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
33. GBR medals at Szczecin 2014
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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
34. Focus on: Blind/VI Shooting
(DSP News)
In March 2014 we are putting the spotlight on shooting for those who are blind or visually impaired.  This is because there has been a significant upsurge of interest in this area of the sport, ...
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35. Acoustic Shooting Facilities
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The special equipment for acoustic shooting has been installed at the clubs and organisations listed below.  Where possible links to their websites have been provided.  Contact details for ...
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36. Overview of Blind/VI Shooting
(Acoustic)
by Hussein Patwa VI shooter with Bon Accord Smallbore RC, Denwood, Aberdeen   To many people, the words ‘blind’ and ‘shooting’ are rarely synonymous when used in the same sentence. Indeed, ...
Created on 06 March 2014
37. Air rifle for blind and visually impaired
(Profiles)
Profiles of air rifle shooters who use acoustic aiming equipment because they have lost their sight. Davey Geater Disability: Loss of vision following head injury Davey's story was published by ...
Created on 06 March 2014
38. SCUK Funding Guide 2014
(Funding News)
... on-line format.   This is one of the best sports funding guides around, and we recommend that anyone looking for funding for their club, shooting ground or association, as well as for coach training ...
Created on 05 March 2014
39. 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
40. 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
41. Benefit of Shooting Sports to the UK
(Surveys)
4th March 2014 A major nationwide survey is being carried out on behalf of a group of organisations covering all types of shooting in Britain.  They include the CPSA, NRA and NSRA, as well as ...
Created on 05 March 2014
42. Biathlon at Sochi Paralympics
(International)
24th February 2014 Now that the Sochi OIympians are on their way home, we can turn our attention to the Winter Paralympics.  Shooting interest in the games is, of course, the various Biathlon ...
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43. 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
44. 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
45. Non-shooters Shoot
(Random Shots)
Blair Atholl SBRC Non-shooters Shoot 2004 Extract from The Rifleman, Winter 2004/05 issue About 20 years ago The Rifleman carried a report of a "Non-shooters Shoot".  It sounded interesting ...
Created on 20 February 2014
46. Help for Clubs
(Help for Clubs)
Some of the major national sports bodies have set up programmes and schemes designed to help sports clubs to flourish.  Information and links for such programmes that may be useful to target shooting ...
Created on 20 February 2014
47. Lincolnshire Disabled Shooting Day
(Events News)
An excellent "come and have a go" day was run by Lincolnshire SRA on 11th January 2014.  On offer were acoustic shooting for blind/VI, air rifle and pistol, and archery.  This was a fantastic ...
Created on 31 January 2014
48. The Ultimate Accolade?
(Random Shots)
A minifigure target shooter, complete with (very tall!)  target, was issued by Playmobil before London 2012.   At the time, we suggested that there ought to be a Paralympic version, and ...
Created on 24 January 2014
49. 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
50. 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

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DSP Videos

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

Please Do Our Surveys!

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.