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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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. 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 ...
Created on
2. Competitions
(Category)
... not restricted only to competing against other disabled people.  This degree of integration is pretty well unique amongst mainstream sports.  Even so, there are some disciplines that are not accessible ...
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3. 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 ...
Created on
4. 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
5. Focus on: Blind/VI Shooting
(DSP News)
... acoustic aiming equipment in that area are Tubslake Shooting Centre in Kent and SportsAble at Maidenhead in Berkshire.  Clearly we need to find several more clubs willing to acquire the equipment ...
Created on 07 March 2014
6. 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
7. 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
8. 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
9. 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
10. 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
11. 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
12. 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
13. 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
14. Dynamic Gloucestershire
(DSP Blog)
... people interested in setting up a new disabled multi sports club in the Gloucester area. He’d like target shooting to be one of the sports on offer, so we’ve put him in touch with the county association ...
Created on 24 January 2014
15. 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
16. 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
17. 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
18. 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
19. 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
20. 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
21. 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
22. Intellectual Disabilities in Target Shooting
(Past Events)
... barriers in working with shooters who have intellectual disabilities. Postscript Cathy Fox reported that she had carried out a simple survey of Headway West Midlands members to find out which sports ...
Created on 13 November 2013
23. Disabled Shooting Awards 2013
(DSP News)
... Club – less than 60 members SportsAble – a club that is totally inclusive, and has been pioneering closer integration of disabled shooters. Award collected by Chiara Gioni, Kathy Heather, Alan Kenny, ...
Created on 11 November 2013
24. Sport England Inspired Facilities
(Funding News)
... the middle band of their three funding options, and will entertain applications for between £10,000 and £50,000 for the construction, modification or modernisation of sports facilities.  Assurances ...
Created on 07 November 2013
25. International Role for British Shooter
(People News)
Warm congratulations to leading British blind shooter Michael Whapples on his appointment as Chairman of the Shooting Committee of the International Blind Sports Association.   Michael takes ...
Created on 04 November 2013
26. Shooting Scholarships
(Funding News)
... in Google Images will undoubtedly find more.   To begin with it might be worth contacting BUCS (British University and College Sports) to see if they can offer any advice.  Target shooting ...
Created on 01 September 2013
27. World Dwarf Games 2013
(International)
3 - 10 August at Michigan State University, USA Regular visitors to this site will know that we have been working with the Dwarf Sports Association UK since 2011, with a view to helping them prepare ...
Created on 03 August 2013
28. EFDS Inclusion Club Hub
(Help for Clubs)
Disability Toolkit for Clubs The English Federation for Disability Sport has launched an on-line resource to help sports clubs that wish to become more disabled-friendly.   The Inclusion Club ...
Created on 02 July 2013
29. DSP Regional Conferences 2013
(DSP News)
... range of disabled target shooting disciplines, and we are most grateful to our conference hosts, all of which have their own websites: • SportsAble at Maidenhead, Berkshire • Purbeck Shooting Ground, near ...
Created on 25 April 2013
30. Introducing Ann Wild OBE
(Girl with Gun)
During the Paralympic Sport Fest at Surrey Sports Park I finally met the inspirational and passionate Liz Woodall. Her dedication and optimism for spreading the word about the fantastic fun that can ...
Created on 23 February 2013
31. SCUK Funding Guide Updated
(Funding for Coaches)
The excellent guide to sports funding produced jointly by Sports Coach UK, the County Sports Partnership Network and Skills Active, has been up-dated.  The January 2013 edition, available to download ...
Created on 31 January 2013
32. Grants + Council Loan
(Funding News)
A new idea in funding for sports clubs’ projects Extract from a BBC News Cambridgeshire article The gym where Olympic medallist Louis Smith trained is set to expand to meet demand created by the ...
Created on 31 January 2013
33. Regional Conferences
(Disabled Shooting Year)
... on each conference, please click on the region.  South East Region - Saturday 16th February at SportsAble, Maidenhead, Berkshire South West Region - Sunday 3rd March at Purbeck Shooting School, ...
Created on 29 January 2013
34. The Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation
(Funding News)
From 1st January 2013 this grant-giving body will only be accepting applications for capital projects, including in the field of amateur sports.  Bodies applying must be registered charities or CASCs.  ...
Created on 06 January 2013
35. Vision - Solutions to Problems - Rules
(Vision)
... Sports Federation (ISSF) Rules Adopted by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) These rules apply to international competitions for Paralympic disciplines, and for some domestic competitions, ...
Created on 03 January 2013
36. Arthur Wood of Swansea - Unsung Hero
(People News)
Swansea Rifle Club’s coach and "man of all work" received the BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero Award, recognising 20 years of unstinting voluntary service to the club.  This ...
Created on 23 December 2012
37. Award for Alan Kenny
(People News)
The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has honoured SportsAble shooting coach Alan Kenny with its Sports Lifetime Achievement Award for 2012.  Alan introduced Paralympic shooter Georgina Callingham ...
Created on 13 November 2012
38. First Win for Tim Gebbels
(People News)
SportsAble member Tim Gebbels, who has been blind since childhood, has celebrated his first competitive target shooting success, winning his division in the NSRA's Winter National VI Postal League.  ...
Created on 27 October 2012
39. Disability Sport Accolade for Welsh Club
(Events News)
... (national governing bodies of sport, local authorities and sports clubs) that provide inclusive, quality sessions for disabled people within their communities. Angela Miles, disability sport development ...
Created on 11 October 2012
40. Clubs - Disabled provision
(Uncategorised)
... authority about your club’s plans, remember to remind them that small sports clubs are not covered by the obligation imposed on public facilities to have full accessibility, so the requirements for shooting ...
Created on 12 August 2012
41. Council grants
(Funding News)
Some counties run schemes for grants or bursaries alongside their annual Sports Awards.  These tend to be for individual sportsmen and women, rather than for clubs and organisations.  Below are ...
Created on 21 July 2012
42. Coaching qualifications
(Funding News)
  Tony Blair Sports Foundation Grants for 50% of the cost of obtaining a level 1 coaching or officiating qualification in disabled sport.  Beneficiaries are expected to commit to doing ...
Created on 21 July 2012
43. Coaching qualifications
(Funding for Coaches)
  Tony Blair Sports Foundation Grants for 50% of the cost of obtaining a level 1 coaching or officiating qualification in disabled sport.  Beneficiaries are expected to commit to doing ...
Created on 21 July 2012
44. Funding for individuals
(Funding News)
Adam Millichip Foundation Provides financial support and assistance to disabled people who wish to participate in sports.  Only individuals may apply.    Richard Overall Trust Funding ...
Created on 21 July 2012
45. Sports wheelchairs for children
(Funding News)
Funding for these is offered by a number of bodies: Get Kids Going Whizz Kids Lord’s Taverners Sports Wheelchair Sponsorship Variety Club - Variety Wheelchairs  ...
Created on 21 July 2012
46. DSP at DAD, Warrington
(DSP News)
... was strategically placed right by the entrance to the Sport Zone, with Ken’s airgun range on one side, and our friends from the Dwarf Sports Association and British Blind Sports on the other.  Although ...
Created on 21 July 2012
47. Funding bodies
(Information)
... from dusting them off and having another go." Inspired Facilities Fund Grants of £25,000 to £150,000 to modernise or modify sports facilities.   OTHER BODIES   Cash 4 Clubs This offers ...
Created on 18 July 2012
48. Funding - Guidance
(Information)
... repairs.  Since the article was written sports grants have been taken out of the Awards for All system and are now administered (in exactly the same way) as the Sport England Small Grants Scheme. ...
Created on 18 July 2012
49. Twitterings
(DSP Blog)
... was @ParasportUK.  Another great piece of news is that Paralympics GB has chosen this highly patriotic Diamond Jubilee week to feature target shooting in its review of the Paralympic sports.  ...
Created on 06 June 2012
50. 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

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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.