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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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1. Local Awards
(Category)
... year’s presentation. If you can add to these lists, please contact the DSP Co-ordinator, Liz Woodall. Some awards are in the form of grants or bursaries; we have noted those we are aware of.  ...
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2. Disabled Shooting Year
(Category)
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3. Liz Woodall
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
... Range Officering, coaching, training coaches, National Squads, squad and team management, the Army Cadet Force and TA.  For more than 10 years Liz has been contributing 'Legal ...
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4. 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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5. John Lloyd
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
... In 2010 the club brought acoustic air rifle shooting to the North West, and in January 2011 Blackburn Acoustic Rifle Club (BARC) was formed specifically for blind/VI shooters – its first year has been ...
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6. 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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7. Chris Lacey
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
... British Junior international air rifle shooter for several years. A motorcycle accident four or five years ago put paid to any prospect of international success as a senior, and means that he is expected ...
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8. 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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9. GBR medals at Szczecin 2014
(International)
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
10. Community Sport & Recreation Awards
(Funding News)
... management School  links Professional club community programme of the year Green thinking Inovative project  Plus the Community Sport & Recreation Overall Winner.   Full ...
Created on 29 May 2014
11. Focus on: Blind/VI Shooting
(DSP News)
... key man in developing this discipline in Britain over the last 20 years.  Ken travelled to the Isle of Man for the usual installation and training process, and the Manx Acoustic Shooting Club was ...
Created on 07 March 2014
12. Overview of Blind/VI Shooting
(Acoustic)
... actively participated in modern acoustic air rifle shooting for over 15 years. First introduced in 1994, shooters use regular .177 air rifles, firing points and ammunition just like their sighted peers. ...
Created on 06 March 2014
13. Air rifle for blind and visually impaired
(Profiles)
... travels from Newhaven every two weeks to shoot at the club's range.  The 31-year-old, who lost his sight after suffering a severe head injury in a work accident in 2004, said: "I have been shooting ...
Created on 06 March 2014
14. SCUK Funding Guide 2014
(Funding News)
... most of the grant-giving bodies listed will give grants for many other aspects of sport as well.   At 81 pages, the new version is significantly bigger than last year's, and it is in a new interactive ...
Created on 05 March 2014
15. 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
16. 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
17. 2016 Paralympics
(International)
... female and 6 mixed) with a total of 150 individual slots (50 women, 100 men).  Accordingly, over the next two and a half years British shooters will be competing for selection in the following events: ...
Created on 24 January 2014
18. 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
19. 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
20. £287,087 for Shooting Clubs
(Funding News)
...  Farncombe & Godalming RC – two years after their new 25-yard range was opened by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, they have been awarded £20,000 for putting in a mains electricity ...
Created on 21 November 2013
21. We're popular!
(DSP Blog)
... the whole sport takes this message on board and starts broadcasting its availability loud and clear at all levels, the whole of target shooting could be thriving within two or three years.  Our ...
Created on 14 November 2013
22. 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
23. Disabled Shooting Awards 2013
(DSP News)
... Those who nominated candidates not selected this year should not be disappointed; there’s always next year, when we may also introduce more categories. This inaugural list does reflect the fact that ...
Created on 11 November 2013
24. Sport England Inspired Facilities
(Funding News)
... have been given that there are expected to be at least two more rounds of this funding, but they are only offered once a year.   A comprehensive guide to the Inspired Facilities Fund, explaining ...
Created on 07 November 2013
25. Disabled Shooting Gala 2013
(Past Events)
8th September 2013 Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley Camp The weekend 7/8 September featured not only the NRA Open Day throughout Bisley Camp, but also our major event of the year, the Disabled Shooting Gala ...
Created on 01 November 2013
26. Disabled Shooting Awards
(Disabled Shooting Year)
... was launched as part of the Disabled Shooting Year.   Award categories include not only disabled shooters, but coaches, volunteers, clubs, shooting grounds, etc. The full list is set out in the ...
Created on 14 May 2013
27. DSP Regional Conferences 2013
(DSP News)
... Working Group is already picking up on some of the suggestions that were made; for example, a conference on intellectual disabilities in target shooting is under consideration for later this year. There ...
Created on 25 April 2013
28. Grants + Council Loan
(Funding News)
... 2012 games. The club has been trying to push through plans and raise funds for an expansion for eight years. The club launched its own £100,000 fund-raising campaign in October 2012, but had only managed ...
Created on 31 January 2013
29. Launch of Regional Conferences
(DSP News)
A Chance to Meet, Learn and Explore We are proud and delighted to announce the launch of our six Disabled Shooting Conferences. These are one of the flagship schemes of the Disabled Shooting Year. ...
Created on 29 January 2013
30. Happy New Year !
(DSP News)
To all our friends, colleagues and supporters throughout disabled target shooting, we send our very best wishes for a happy, prosperous and successful year in 2013 To celebrate the New ...
Created on 06 January 2013
31. Vision - Correction Options
(Vision)
  Eye Testing Competitive shooters should have their eyes tested at least once a year.  Consult a good optician or ophthalmologist who knows what is needed for target shooting.  The ...
Created on 03 January 2013
32. Vision - Solutions to Problems - Introduction
(Vision)
Problems with vision caused by injury, illness, age-related conditions or just general deterioration over the years are one of the commonest causes of shooters giving up the sport.  This is a great ...
Created on 03 January 2013
33. 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
34. Thank you, Sport England!
(DSP News)
... to the task of working out exactly what we would like to achieve over the next four years.  This will be partly building on what we have already done, and also developing new initiatives.  Naturally ...
Created on 21 December 2012
35. Andy Dubreuil - Benchrest Shooter
(People News)
... ambassador for the benchrest discipline.  More on our Disabled Shooting Year blog, and in Andy's own blog on his website The Benchrest Show.  ...
Created on 23 November 2012
36. Andy Dubreuil - A Star
(DSP Blog)
... some years, becoming a familiar sight on the firing line in his wheelchair.  In addition to his personal shooting success, both domestic and internationally, Andy has put a huge amount back into the ...
Created on 23 November 2012
37. Chris Lacey joins DSP
(DSP News)
... know him, Chris was the leading British Junior international air rifle shooter for several years – and is still the joint British Junior Record holder. A motorcycle accident four or five years ago put ...
Created on 22 November 2012
38. Fundraising for Young CT Shooter
(People News)
Spencer Owens of Wool, Dorset, is the beneficiary of the latest charity shoot organised by Purbeck Shooting School.  The 15-year-old has a degenerative condition that means he has to do his Clay ...
Created on 14 November 2012
39. British IPC Appointment
(People News)
... Rifle Club in Suffolk.  She was a member of the GB Junior Rifle & Pistol Squad for several years, and being elected Squad Captain before she became a senior.  Her last job was with LOCOG, ...
Created on 09 November 2012
40. Disabled shooting is not new!
(Random Shots)
... so, it had been around for about 25 years when this report was published.  It is interesting to note that at the moment (as far as we are aware) there is no equipment in use for blind and deaf shooters ...
Created on 24 October 2012
41. DSP at NSRA Rifle Meeting
(DSP News)
... own Disabled Shooting Year logo!      ...
Created on 27 August 2012
42. NSRA Rifle Meeting
(DSP Blog)
... gossip too!  So you see, these big championships are the best place for me to go to see and be seen.  So far this year I’ve managed to provide an official DSP presence at the Airgun Championships ...
Created on 22 August 2012
43. Joe Stinton - Blind Shooter
(People News)
Photographer Samuel Moore has published an excellent blog about Joe, a member of Helston & District Rifle Club, who has been shooting acoustic air rifle for some years.  There are a number of ...
Created on 19 August 2012
44. Benchrest, Pool and Kit Kats
(People News)
By Dave Holah, Shelford Rifle Club My son Tom is 22 years old, has mild cerebral palsy and learning difficulties.  He has been a member of Shelford Rifle Club for five years.  Tom shoots benchrest ...
Created on 17 August 2012
45. Clubs - Disabled provision
(Uncategorised)
... the cost of all this training (course fees, travelling expenses, any overnight accommodation, etc.) can be covered by grant funding.  If all the courses that will be needed over a year are planned ...
Created on 12 August 2012
46. Council grants
(Funding News)
... in Essex, and are expected to undertake at least six ambassadorial duties during the year.  GBR Olympic rifle shooter James Huckle has been a recipient for several years. Kent – Tunbridge Wells ...
Created on 21 July 2012
47. DSP at DAD, Warrington
(DSP News)
... been taking part for a number years, promoting blind/VI shooting via taster sessions.  This year we decided to join him.    Dave Froggett and Liz Woodall manned our stand, which ...
Created on 21 July 2012
48. 1st NRA Disabled Match
(Events News)
... Group), who achieved the only HPS of the day.  The word is that the NRA will definitely run the event again next year, and is also considering introducing competitions open to non-military shooters ...
Created on 21 July 2012
49. Welsh CT Success
(People News)
... competitions and categories as a paraplegic wheelchair user, Mat has been shooting in the Welsh able-bodied Olympic Trap selection shoots for a few years. On Sunday 15th July, at the final selection shoot ...
Created on 20 July 2012
50. Funding bodies
(Information)
... the year, and they give you the answer within 6 weeks.  The funding then has to be spent within the next 12 months. Note: We have heard of a club whose application for one of these grants was rejected, ...
Created on 18 July 2012

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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.

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Need information on funding for any aspect of disabled target shooting?  Check out the extensive Funding section on this site. 

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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.