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.
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
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 hosted by Lord Roberts Centre. All in all, we feel it was a good contribution to National Paralympic Day, and we were very pleased that both the British Paralympic Association and the English Federation of Disability Sport helped to promote it.
Our objectives for the day:
(1) to celebrate and promote disabled target shooting;
(2) to recognise and thank people and organisations that have made important contributions to disabled target shooting; and
(3) to have fun!
The Gala represented a number of important achievements for the DSP. It was the first national event to promote disabled target shooting. The inaugural Disabled Shooting Awards were presented, and are the first awards to span all target shooting disciplines. Our flagship Focus Club Scheme was launched, and the first club certificated. Similarly, the first group of DSP Clubs received their certificates; we hope there will be many more.
Finally, and thanks to Mark Jarman of Nonesuche Media, the event provided much footage for our first promotional videos for disabled target shooting, which are now available on our Vimeo channel.
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.