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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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. Vision
(Category)
... (for outdoor disciplines) to observe light and weather conditions is the key to our sport.  Around 45% of target shooters know that they have some defect in their vision which impacts on their shooting ...
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2. Surveys
(Category)
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. Sportivate
(Category)
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4. Profiles
(Category)
... sport, or who need to adapt in order to continue in it.  We will be adding more information to this section of the site as quickly as possible, please come back and have another look.  ...
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5. Girl with Gun
(Category)
... to her new sport like a duck to water, Ann's was selected for her first international match in September 2011, in which she achieved 5th place.  Sadly Ann was not selected for the London 2012 Paralympics, ...
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6. Focus Clubs
(Category)
... introduction to the sport, and to nurture those who are ambitious to improve. To fill this role we are looking for clubs that are able to accommodate wheelchair shooters and/or blind-VI shooters in more ...
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7. Competitions
(Category)
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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8. Sport England
(Contacts / Other Organisations)
Sport England, Funding Body for DSP ...
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9. NSRA
(Contacts / Other Organisations)
NSRA, NGB, The National Small-bore Rifle Association is the national governing body for airgun, .22 rifle and pistol, and crossbow disciplines.  In conjunction with British Blind Sport it administers ...
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10. Liz Woodall
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
Liz Woodall, DSP Co-ordinator, Liz first picked up a target rifle at the age of 14.  Since then her involvement in the sport has ranged through smallbore rifle, air rifle, full-bore, service rifle, ...
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11. John Lloyd
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
... remarkably successful.  John has also instigated the introduction and development of a brand new Acoustic Crossbow discipline.  His other projects at Blackburn include Sport Crossbow and black ...
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12. British Shooting
(Contacts / Other Organisations)
... of the sport Running the elite performance programme for British international shooting in Olympic disciplines Running the Disabled Shooting Project Development and promotion of the whole sport Negotiating ...
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13. Grants in Essex
(Funding News)
...  Funding is available for a wide range of things, and can be granted to individuals for participation in sport.   Full details, including a telephone helpline, on the Foundation's website.  ...
Created on 29 May 2014
14. Community Sport & Recreation Awards
(Funding News)
The Sport and Recreation Alliance runs an annual awards scheme.  Unlike other sports award schemes, the winners receive cash prizes for investment in their projects.  Winners of the five categories ...
Created on 29 May 2014
15. Coaching Grants in Lincs
(Funding for Coaches)
Lincolnshire Sport (which is the County Sport Partnership) and Sport England have launched a jointly-funded scheme to offer grants of £150 towards the cost of coaching course fees.  Applications ...
Created on 29 May 2014
16. £150 Coaching Grants in Lincs
(Funding News)
Lincolnshire Sport (which is the County Sport Partnership) and Sport England have launched a jointly-funded scheme to offer grants of £150 towards the cost of coaching course fees.  Applications ...
Created on 29 May 2014
17. 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, ...
Created on 07 March 2014
18. Acoustic Shooting Facilities
(Acoustic)
... Worcester Ross-on-Wye Rifle Club - Herefordshire (contact via the NSRA) Scottish War Blinded - Edinburgh  SportsAble - (formerly Windsor & Maidenhead Sports ...
Created on 06 March 2014
19. Overview of Blind/VI Shooting
(Acoustic)
... I can well attest to reactions ranging from mild alarm to sheer disbelief and everything in between when talking to people about the sport I love. Yet blind and partially-sighted people across the UK have ...
Created on 06 March 2014
20. Air rifle for blind and visually impaired
(Profiles)
... Geater said he was already getting into the swing of his new sport, having hit a bullseye a few weeks ago. Tubslake Shooting Club caters for three blind shooters and has 26 sighted members.  Club ...
Created on 06 March 2014
21. SCUK Funding Guide 2014
(Funding News)
5th March 2014 Sports Coach UK have just released the 2014 version of their excellent guide to sources of funding for sport.  Although it says on the tin that it covers funding for coaching, ...
Created on 05 March 2014
22. Effective Communication Workshop
(Deaf Communications)
Sports Coach UK has launched an excellent 3-hour workshop entitled Effective Communication: Coaching Deaf People in Sport.  This is being delivered at venues all around the country, usually ...
Created on 05 March 2014
23. Blind/VI Shooting on Radio 4
(Events News)
... and broadcaster.   The programme provided an interesting and very positive overview of the sport, and is well worth listening to on the BBC iPlayer, where it should be available indefinitely as ...
Created on 05 March 2014
24. Benefit of Shooting Sports to the UK
(Surveys)
... BASC, Countryside Alliance, and the British Shooting Sports Council.   The purpose of the questionnaire is to allow estimates to be made of the scale of shooting sports, the environmental and economic ...
Created on 05 March 2014
25. Biathlon at Sochi Paralympics
(International)
... sport, and it will be well worthwhile taking time to watch the races on Channel 4.   More information on the Sochi Games website.   ...
Created on 23 February 2014
26. IPC progress on Clay Target
(International)
... General Franz Schreiber and the ISSF Vice-President and FITAC President Luciano Rossi, in a join delegation of the International Shooting Sport Federation and of the Italian Shotgun Shooting Federation ...
Created on 23 February 2014
27. Blind/VI Shooting on Isle of Man
(Events News)
... by the Manx Blind Welfare Society, the new facility has been set up by Ken Nash of the NSRA and British Blind Sport, and is operating under the title Manx Acoustic Shooting Club.  .   There ...
Created on 20 February 2014
28. Sport England Club Leaders
(Help for Clubs)
Skills for Club Officials This programme offers free training and support for those who are running sports clubs.  In the first phase of the programme training is available in financial planning, ...
Created on 20 February 2014
29. 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
30. 2016 Paralympics
(International)
... 22 participating sports on its newly-launched micro site for the Games.  This explains what an individual athlete will have to do to qualify for a place at Rio, so it covers MQS (minimum qualifying ...
Created on 24 January 2014
31. No CT for 2020 Paralympics
(International)
22nd January 2014 The IPC has announced the list of new sports and new disciplines in existing sports that are under consideration for inclusion in the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo.  Many disabled ...
Created on 24 January 2014
32. Dynamic Gloucestershire
(DSP Blog)
... join the sport. We wish them every success with it. Linked to this has been a new contact we have made, Jacob (Jake) Pryszlak, who runs the @Sport4_all account on Twitter. Jake is working hard on finding ...
Created on 24 January 2014
33. Barnwood Trust
(Funding News)
... can include the purchase of sports equipment.  They run two funding schemes, one for grants of £50 to £750 and the other for larger amounts.   The Trust also operates a funding scheme for organisations, ...
Created on 24 January 2014
34. 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
35. Our Clubs Scheme
(Our Clubs Schemes)
Clubs for Disabled Shooters Everyone knows that clubs are the backbone of any sport, and target shooting is no exception. That’s why, when we were exploring how best to cater for disabled and less-able ...
Created on 22 November 2013
36. DSP Clubs List
(DSP Clubs)
... for many years. Pennine Shooting Sports Association (aka Diggle Ranges) - Lancashire The members do their very best to enable those with poor mobility to get around this rugged range complex to enjoy ...
Created on 21 November 2013
37. £250,000 for Clubs!
(Hot News)
Read about the huge increase in Sport England investment in grass-roots target shooting.   ...
Created on 21 November 2013
38. £287,087 for Shooting Clubs
(Funding News)
In 2013 five target shooting clubs have applied successfully for funding from the Sport England ‘Inspired Facilities’ scheme. This gives grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 for the development of ...
Created on 21 November 2013
39. Vision for Shooters
(Helpful Stuff)
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 ...
Created on 19 November 2013
40. Advice for Clubs
(Helpful Stuff)
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 ...
Created on 19 November 2013
41. Coaching Disabled People
(Coaching)
... shooter or potential person coming into the sport. How does this work? Well, when anyone comes for coaching, or is being introduced to shooting for the first time, you probably discuss what to expect ...
Created on 19 November 2013
42. DSP Surveys Launch
(DSP News)
Data Needed Urgently! Target Shooting as a sport has very little data about both the disabled and less-able people who are taking part in it, and the grass-roots organisations that are catering for ...
Created on 17 November 2013
43. SE Clubs Survey
(Surveys)
Sports Clubs Survey We want to get a quick snap shot of the community sport landscape so we can provide the best advice and guidance, and develop resources tailored to the needs of people running ...
Created on 17 November 2013
44. Sport in the Black Country
(Surveys)
Black Country in Motion Survey Coventry University are gathering information for Black Country Be Active on attitudes to and opinions about doing sport. Information & survey  ...
Created on 17 November 2013
45. Provision in Worcester
(Surveys)
Surveys for Individuals and Clubs Disability Sport Worcester act upon the needs and wants of the population in Worcester City. By filling out these surveys it enables you to direct DSW towards creating ...
Created on 17 November 2013
46. Disability Sport needs in Nottinghamshire
(Surveys)
Disability sports and physical activity project in Nottingham A survey is being conducted by Notts County Football Club who are looking at what sports people currently take part in, how often they ...
Created on 17 November 2013
47. Disability Sport in Kirklees
(Surveys)
Kirklees Disability Sport Consultation 2013 Survey closes 30th November 2013 The results of this consultation will impact on what type of activities organisations in Kirklees will develop in ...
Created on 17 November 2013
48. York Disability Sport Survey
(Surveys)
Sport & Physical Activity Disability/Impairment Survey 2013 This is asking what sports people with disabilities would like to do, and where/when they would like to be able to take part. At the ...
Created on 17 November 2013
49. We're popular!
(DSP Blog)
... poll of their members to find out what sports they would like to have a go at.  They thought they ought to include some “more unusual” options in the list, so added target shooting.  Not only ...
Created on 14 November 2013
50. Intellectual Disabilities in Target Shooting
(Past Events)
... officers, committee members, etc. over the last two years have shown that whilst many are willing to welcome people with these disabilities, and to try hard to help them take part in the sport, others ...
Created on 13 November 2013

Hot News!

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

Union Jack moneybox

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.