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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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  • 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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  • 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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1. Vision
(Category)
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
(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. General
(Category)
The equipment featured in this section may be used in a range of different target shooting disciplines.   ...
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4. Funding News
(Category)
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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5. 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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6. Disciplines
(Category)
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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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. Clay Target
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9. 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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10. 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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11. 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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12. 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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13. John Lloyd
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
... powder muzzle-loaders for wheelchair users, benchrest for visually impaired shooters, and the development of target shooting for disabled Scouts.  ...
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14. 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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15. 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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16. 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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17. 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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18. 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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19. 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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20. Bob Kibblewhite
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
Bob Kibblewhite, DSP Working Group - Clay Target, Bob Kibblewhite is the clay target representative in the DSP's Working Group.  He was appointed the West Midland Region Director of the CPSA in March ...
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21. 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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22. International Development Plans
(International)
... This means national championships and international competitions. Paralympic shooting is not open to all disabled target shooters. Many of them have disabilities that do not fit the classification criteria. ...
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23. Focus on: Blind/VI Shooting
(DSP News)
... a lot of it!   Introduction Those who are new to the concept of blind participation in target shooting can find out about it in our introductory article, which also includes some notes on ...
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24. Acoustic Shooting Facilities
(Acoustic)
... Air Targeters – St Clears, Carmarthenshire City of Truro Rifle Club - Cornwall  Box Rifle Club – near Chippenham, Wiltshire Deanshanger Air Rifle Club - Northamptonshire ...
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25. Overview of Blind/VI Shooting
(Acoustic)
... However, the differences, which make this sport truly accessible, lie in the ‘scope sight, target and lighting used. The ’scope is a ZE-B 618, specially customised and manufactured in limited numbers by ...
Created on 06 March 2014
26. Air rifle for blind and visually impaired
(Profiles)
... Tunbridge Wells People in August 2012: Tubslake Shooting Club, in Hawkhurst, is one of only 24 clubs throughout the UK with facilities for non-sighted people to try out target shooting. Davey Geater ...
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27. Blind/VI Shooting on Radio 4
(Events News)
...  In addition to reporting from the first day of the championships, where several competitors were interviewed, the feature also covered clay target shooting, as done by Sean Dilley, himself a journalist ...
Created on 05 March 2014
28. Biathlon at Sochi Paralympics
(International)
... air rifle, with acoustic aiming equipment for the blind/VI competitors, and drop-down disc targets.  Competitors shoot twice during each race.  Missing a target is an expensive mistake, as the ...
Created on 23 February 2014
29. IPC progress on Clay Target
(International)
21st February 2014 There is excellent news for those who are working hard to get clay target into the Paralympic fold.  A joint announcement from IPC, ISSF and FITAV (the Italian shotgun federation) ...
Created on 23 February 2014
30. 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
31. 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
32. 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
33. 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
34. 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
35. IPC Shooting Strategic Plan
(International)
... development, Paralympic brand, funding, organisation, and partnerships.   One of the objectives listed should offer some encouragement to those who are keen to see Clay Target and Blind/VI shooting ...
Created on 25 November 2013
36. 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
37. Leicester & District Smallbore R&PC
(Focus Clubs)
... 2013.   Located in Groby, north-west of Leicester, the club has an excellent profile as a fully disabled-accessible target shooting venue.  One of the DSP's long-standing supporters, Ray Cockayne, ...
Created on 22 November 2013
38. DSP Clubs
(DSP Clubs)
There are many clubs, shooting grounds and other target shooting facilities that are ready, willing and able to cater for shooters with some types of disability.  The majority of them will not ...
Created on 22 November 2013
39. DSP Clubs List
(DSP Clubs)
This is a list of all the target shooting clubs, grounds and facilities that have been formally certificated to date as members of the DSP Clubs Scheme.  We expect to be adding more clubs on a ...
Created on 21 November 2013
40. £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
41. £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
42. Funding Guidance & Information
(Helpful Stuff)
Need information on funding for any aspect of disabled target shooting?  Check out the extensive Funding section on this site.   ...
Created on 19 November 2013
43. Introduction to Field Target
(Disciplines)
This is: Field Target Shooting This airgun discipline takes place entirely outdoors, and as its name implies, in fields and woodland.  It is the target shooting discipline that comes closest ...
Created on 19 November 2013
44. Coaching Disabled People
(Coaching)
... it’s a question that needs to be repeated much more frequently, especially on issues of safety. Can they grasp what “Keep the gun pointing towards the target” means, for example? More supervision at “have ...
Created on 19 November 2013
45. 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
46. York Disability Sport Survey
(Surveys)
... time of writing, Target Shooting is not on the tick-box list (we have asked for it to be added), but it can be entered in the ‘Other sports’ box at Q2. If you have a disability and live in York, ...
Created on 17 November 2013
47. We're popular!
(DSP Blog)
14th November 2013 Two very similar pieces of information received from completely different organisations in the space of a fortnight shine a spotlight on something that much of target shooting needs ...
Created on 14 November 2013
48. Intellectual Disabilities in Target Shooting
(Past Events)
... and integration of people with intellectual disabilities in target shooting as far as possible. The need for such an initiative has been apparent for some time. Our contacts with clubs, coaches, range ...
Created on 13 November 2013
49. Shooting Movies!
(DSP News)
... relating to any aspect of disabled target shooting.  If you are able to let us have suitable material, or know someone else who can, please read on - and spread the word.   Why do we want ...
Created on 12 November 2013
50. Disabled Shooting Awards 2013
(DSP News)
... Marysia Stone on behalf of the club.     Commercial Target Shooting Venue Orston Shooting Ground – principal venue of the Disabled Shooters’ Group for over 20 years, and one of the ...
Created on 11 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

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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.