Michael 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.Read More
Vic 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.
Stewart 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.
The DSP gathers information on clubs, shooting grounds, range complexes, etc. which are known to cater for shooters with disabilities. This information is up-dated and expanded as frequently as possible. We welcome feedback on these facilities in order to keep our records accurate.
If you cannot find what you are looking for here, there are links to club-finder services on other websites in the Finding Somewhere to Shoot section.
It's important to make contact with a club or venue before visiting, especially if access is required for someone with mobility problems. It is also wise to check that facilities are still available, as published information may be out of date.
One of our major initiatives has been the introduction of a scheme for enabling clubs and shooting grounds that are disabled-friendly to be recognised as such. Our Clubs Scheme is aimed at establishing a national network of benchmarked Focus Clubs to help disabled people into the sport, and at awarding disabled-friendly clubs a DSP Club benchmark.
You can find more information about about the scheme via the Clubs menu, where you can also access our on-line directory of disabled-friendly clubs.
Read about the huge increase in Sport England investment in grass-roots target shooting.
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.
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.
Need information on funding for any aspect of disabled target shooting? Check out the extensive Funding section on this site.
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.
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.