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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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  • 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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  • 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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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 regular basis.  For more information about any of the clubs on this list, please find them in our on-line database of Disabled-Friendly Clubs.  

Bisley Field Target Organisation - Surrey
The club has for some time been hosting have-a-go sessions for disabled servicemen from Headley Court, and is pioneering disabled participation in field target shooting.

Blackburn Acoustic Rifle Club - Lancashire
This club was set up to cater for blind/VI shooters in Lancashire and is thriving, with around 25 members.

Blackburn Rifle & Pistol Club - Lancashire
With an astonishing number of ranges packed into an old mill building, Blackburn has an outstanding record of catering for shooters with a wide range of disabilities.

Cambridgeshire Target Shooting Association
CTSA was the first organisation to announce that it proposed to carry out major development in order to become a regional centre of excellence, with emphasis on disabled participation. It already has a number of disabled members.

Colchester Rifle Club - Essex
A remarkable initiative has been set up by this club, which has forged close links with a nearby Help for Heroes residential establishment for disabled servicemen.  In 2014/15 the club is planning to carry out significant development and improvement of its facilities to make them more disabled accessible and expand the options it offers. 
 
Deal & District Rifle Club - Kent
The club is already disabled-friendly and accessible for most.  In 2014 it is embarking on a programme of improvements which will make it an even better facility for disabled and less-able members. 
 
Deanshanger Air Rifle Club – Northamptonshire/Buckinghamshire
This was the first club to be set up by and for blind/VI shooters. It is growing steadily, and is an excellent example for others to follow.
 

Derby Rifle & Pistol Club 1999
The club offers a broad range of outdoor disciplines to its members, including the eminently disabled-accessible benchrest.

Easingwold Rifle Club - Yorkshire
A smallbore club with excellent modern indoor facilities that are fully disabled-accessible.

Goole Social & Shooting Club - Yorkshire
Already catering for a range of disabilities, including learning difficulties, in 2014 the club is aiming to set up an acoustic shooting facility for blind/VI members. 
 

Modern Print Inclusive Target Shooting Club – Pembrokeshire
Fully disabled-accessible club that has a number of members with various disabilities. Acoustic shooting equipment for blind/VI members.

North Cotes Butts Shooting Club – Lincolnshire
A large club that offers all the major shooting disciplines, including acoustic shooting for blind/VI members.

Nuthampstead Shooting Ground – Hertfordshire
One of the regular venues for the Disabled Shooters’ Group.

Orston Shooting Ground – Nottinghamshire
One of the first clay target facilities to become largely disabled accessible, it has been the principal venue for the Disabled Shooters’ Group 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 full-bore disciplines, including benchrest.

Portishead Shooting Club - Somerset
A club that has excellent benchrest facilities and has a number of disabled members, including leading British benchrest shooter Andy Dubreuil.

Purbeck Shooting School – Dorset
Clay Target and Field Target on offer at a venue that is dedicated to achieving maximum disabled accessibility.

Ramsgate 1957 and Dover 1900 Rifle Club – Kent
A .22 and airgun club with benchrest facilities. It is wheelchair accessible and further disabled-friendly development is on-going.

SportsAble – Berkshire
An inclusive multi-sport club that has been a leading centre for disabled target shooting for some years. The club is pioneering fully integrated air rifle competitions.

Sutton Coldfield Rifle & Pistol Club - Warwickshire
A fully disabled-accessible small-bore club that has been working with the nearby Wilson Stuart School for disabled students.

Tubslake Shooting Club - Kent
Excellent modern facilities enable the club to cater for disabled members, including equipment for blind/VI shooting.

Whitby & District Rifle Club
Not just a rifle club, but a social centre for the town, offering indoor rifle and pistol ranges, other indoor games, and a licensed bar.  

Hot News!

DSP Videos

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

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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.