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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
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... (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
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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. Profiles
(Category)
This section contains information about shooters with various disabilities, shooting various disciplines.  This illustrates the type and range of options open to those who are considering taking up our ...
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4. Ideas
(Category)
... think may be useful or interesting to anyone involved in disabled shooting, please contact the DSP Co-ordinator, Liz Woodall, with the details.   If you are looking for tips, ideas, useful contacts, ...
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5. Girl with Gun
(Category)
Ann Wild took up air pistol shooting after retiring in 2009 from an illustrious career as captain of the British Wheelchair Basketball team, for which she received many honours, including an OBE.  Taking ...
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6. General
(Category)
The equipment featured in this section may be used in a range of different target shooting disciplines.   ...
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7. 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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8. Focus Clubs
(Category)
... county. Focus Clubs act as the first point of referral for anyone in their area with a disability that prevents them shooting with conventional equipment and/or technique. That means those clubs need ...
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9. 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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10. Disabled Shooting Year
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11. 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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12. UKBR22
(Contacts / Other Organisations)
UKBR22, Discipline governing body, The Association of Rimfire & Air Rifle Benchrest Shooting administers airgun and .22 benchrest in Britain, under the aegis of the NSRA.    ...
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13. NSRA
(Contacts / Other Organisations)
... Blind/VI Shooting in Britain.   The Association runs the Lord Roberts Centre at Bisley, Surrey, and the West Midland Region Shooting Centre at Aldersley, Wolverhampton.   ...
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14. 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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15. Ken Nash
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
Ken Nash, Blind/VI Shooting Organiser ...
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16. Keith Morriss
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
... both with aspiring Paralympic shooters with DTSGB, and with able-bodied shooters.  In 2009 he became the first disabled person in the world to qualify as an ISSF Coach.  Keith has been shooting ...
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17. John Lloyd
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
... chair he ensured that the extensive alterations to the club's various ranges took into account the needs of disabled shooters, thereby increasing the shooting opportunities for disabled members.  ...
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18. 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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19. 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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20. 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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21. 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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22. Chris Lacey
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
... to be in a wheelchair in another 10 years or so. Details of Chris’s training and work as a gunsmith is on his business website; Lacey's Shooting Services.   ...
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23. Charlie Blow
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
Charlie Blow, DSP Working Group - Smallbore Rifle, Charlie has been shooting small-bore rifle since he was at school and is currently a member of the Board of Management of the NSRA.  In this capacity ...
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24. 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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25. 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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26. 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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27. 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
28. 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
29. Acoustic Shooting Facilities
(Acoustic)
The special equipment for acoustic shooting has been installed at the clubs and organisations listed below.  Where possible links to their websites have been provided.  Contact details for ...
Created on 06 March 2014
30. Overview of Blind/VI Shooting
(Acoustic)
by Hussein Patwa VI shooter with Bon Accord Smallbore RC, Denwood, Aberdeen   To many people, the words ‘blind’ and ‘shooting’ are rarely synonymous when used in the same sentence. Indeed, ...
Created on 06 March 2014
31. 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 ...
Created on 06 March 2014
32. SCUK Funding Guide 2014
(Funding News)
... on-line format.   This is one of the best sports funding guides around, and we recommend that anyone looking for funding for their club, shooting ground or association, as well as for coach training ...
Created on 05 March 2014
33. Blind/VI Shooting on Radio 4
(Events News)
4th March 2014 Two days after the British Blind/VI Shooting Championships, the BBC's In Touch programme on Radio 4 devoted almost half of its airtime to an excellent report on acoustic shooting. ...
Created on 05 March 2014
34. 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
35. Benefit of Shooting Sports to the UK
(Surveys)
4th March 2014 A major nationwide survey is being carried out on behalf of a group of organisations covering all types of shooting in Britain.  They include the CPSA, NRA and NSRA, as well as ...
Created on 05 March 2014
36. Biathlon at Sochi Paralympics
(International)
24th February 2014 Now that the Sochi OIympians are on their way home, we can turn our attention to the Winter Paralympics.  Shooting interest in the games is, of course, the various Biathlon ...
Created on 23 February 2014
37. 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
38. Blind/VI Shooting on Isle of Man
(Events News)
14th February 2014 The 30th acoustic shooting facility for blind and visually-impaired shooters to be set up in Britain has been opened at Corrin Court, in Onchan on the Isle of Man.  Hosted ...
Created on 20 February 2014
39. 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
40. Lincolnshire Disabled Shooting Day
(Events News)
An excellent "come and have a go" day was run by Lincolnshire SRA on 11th January 2014.  On offer were acoustic shooting for blind/VI, air rifle and pistol, and archery.  This was a fantastic ...
Created on 31 January 2014
41. 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
42. No CT for 2020 Paralympics
(International)
... to develop, demonstrate and promote élite disabled Clay Target shooting to the world.   The full announcement is on the IPC website.  ...
Created on 24 January 2014
43. 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
44. 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
45. Launch of Clubs Scheme
(DSP News)
... Shooting Gala on 9th September.   Leicester & District Smallbore Rifle & Pistol Club was the first club to pass the benchmarking process and receive its Focus Club certificate.  We ...
Created on 22 November 2013
46. 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
47. 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
48. 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
49. 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
50. £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

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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.