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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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1. Community Sport & Recreation Awards
(Funding News)
... below will receive £1,000 each, and the overall winner gets £2,500.  Nominations can be submitted in the Spring, generally closing at the beginning of May. Categories for 2014 were: Volunteer ...
Created on 29 May 2014
2. Intellectual Disabilities in Target Shooting
(Past Events)
... consulting interested parties, and working with NGBs and disability support organisations. In Spring 2014 we plan to publish our proposals for tackling them. Throughout this process we shall be pleased ...
Created on 13 November 2013
3. Clubs - Disabled provision
... spring” model; a selection of home-made stands is often very useful when people are experimenting to find what suits them.     Airgun is usually the discipline that people start ...
Created on 12 August 2012
4. Shooting movies
(DSP Blog)
... covers a shooting contest between Di Coates and Matt Skelhon on one side, and some military marksmen on the other.  In Spring 2012 Blaze Publishing launched The Shooting Show as an on-line TV programme, ...
Created on 23 June 2012
5. Not according to plan !
(DSP Blog)
... weather decides to reach the height of eccentricity and produce, for a mid-Spring festival weekend, conditions that it forgot to deliver some time in February.  So we were treated to low temperatures ...
Created on 09 May 2012
6. Disabled Shooting Year Schemes
(Disabled Shooting Year)
We are using the Disabled Shooting Year as a promotional springboard to launch some schemes that we’ve been planning for a while. These will be developed throughout the year, and anyone interested ...
Created on 30 March 2012
7. Regional Sports Awards
(Award Schemes)
...  Nominations close: November Presentation: January   Castlereagh Sports Awards Includes disability sport categories http://www.castlereagh.gov.uk/newsitem.asp?id=302 Presentation: Spring ...
Created on 30 March 2012
8. Disabled Shooting Year
(Disabled Shooting Year)
Welcome to the Disabled Shooting Year ! April 2012 to March 2013 The DSP is taking advantage of the springboard offered by the London Olympics and Paralympics to run this huge promotion effort ...
Created on 27 March 2012
9. Birth of the Disabled Shooting Project
... with a disabled shooter there. New competitions for disabled shooters are springing up. Representatives of the fullbore and clay target disciplines have joined the working group. H.M. the Queen has written ...
Created on 11 March 2012
... Rifleman This magazine is the quarterly journal of the Nationall Small-bore Rifle Association (NSRA).  There has been a DSP supplement in every issue since Spring 2009.  These cover the launch ...
Created on 28 January 2012
11. Field Target Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
... Championship in April Inter-Regional Match in April Masters Championship in October Annual Showdown in October Grand Prix matches held at venues all over the country throughout Spring and ...
Created on 28 January 2012
12. International Competition
(International Events)
... a specified type of spring stand to support the front of the gun. SH3 – blind and visually impaired shooters Pistol shooters can only be classified as SH1.  Within the SH1 and SH2 classes there ...
Created on 27 January 2012
13. Rifle+Crossbow - Spring stand
This piece of equipment, often referred to as a "Belgian spring stand", is used by rifle shooters who are not able to support the rifle themselves.  It allows them to aim and fire a rifle using only ...
Created on 26 January 2012
14. Introduction to Crossbow
... can shoot from a sitting position, use a spring stand to help support the weight of the bow, and have an assistant to re-load for them. The national governing body for Target Crossbow is the National ...
Created on 24 January 2012
15. Dispensations
... (usually a Belgian spring stand) for those who cannot manage the weight of a gun unaided is also common.  Some pistol shooters are allowed to use a two-handed grip.  For those with missing limbs ...
Created on 03 January 2012
16. You CAN do it!
... position events. Use a chair and table for benchrest and prone position events. Use a spring stand if you can’t support a rifle or pistol. Hearing You CAN: Have visual signals ...
Created on 02 January 2012
17. NRA Journal: Journal - Spring 2012
(Phoca Download / Journal - Spring 2012)
Journal - Spring 2012 ...
Created on 22 July 2012
18. NSRA Rifleman: Rifleman - Spring+Summer 2012
(Phoca Download / Rifleman - Spring+Summer 2012)
Rifleman - Spring+Summer 2012: Spring and Summer 2012 Issue of the Rifleman  ...
Created on 22 July 2012
19. NSRA Rifleman: Rifleman - Spring 2006
(Phoca Download / Rifleman - Spring 2006)
Rifleman - Spring 2006 ...
Created on 22 July 2012
20. NSRA Rifleman: Rifleman - Spring 2003
(Phoca Download / Rifleman - Spring 2003)
Rifleman - Spring 2003 ...
Created on 22 July 2012
21. NSRA Rifleman: Rifleman - Spring 2002
(Phoca Download / Rifleman - Spring 2002)
Rifleman - Spring 2002 ...
Created on 21 July 2012
22. NSRA Rifleman: Rifleman - Spring 2009b
(Phoca Download / Rifleman - Spring 2009b)
Rifleman - Spring 2009b: Launch of DSP  ...
Created on 28 January 2012
23. NSRA Rifleman: Rifleman - Spring 2009a
(Phoca Download / Rifleman - Spring 2009a)
Rifleman - Spring 2009a: Vic Morris - Tetraplegic Shooter  ...
Created on 28 January 2012
24. Bucks Spring English Match (2014-04-06)
(Events Calendar/Bucks Spring English Match)
Bucks Spring English Match Buckinghamshire County Rifle Association Spring English Match Open Meeting Disabled and less-able competitors can be accommodated.  There is ramp access to the 50-metre ...
Created on 02 November 2013

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

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£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.