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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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Greater Manchester Sports Awards

http://www.greatersport.co.uk/gsevents/greater-manchester-sports-awards/awards-20112012/

Candidates are the winners of the 10 Manchester Borough Sports Awards:-

Bolton

Bury:

Nominations close 2nd July 2012

Presentation: 14th September 2012

Manchester

Oldham

Rochdale

Salford:

Nominations close 10th August 2012

Presentation: 21st September 2012

Stockport

Tameside

Trafford

Wigan

 

Knowsley Sport and Physical Activity Awards

Include disability sport categories

http://www.knowsley.gov.uk/things-to-see-and-do/sport/sport-awards-2011.aspx

Nominations close: September

Presentation: October

 

Lancashire Sports Awards

http://www.lancashiresport.org.uk/lancashire-sports-awards/award-winners-2011

Presentation: November

 

Manchester City Council Sports Awards

Includes disability sport categories

http://www.manchester.gov.uk/news/article/6103/bt_manchester_sports_awards_celebrates_local_champions

Presentation: October

 

Preston Sports Awards

Include disability sport categories

http://www.prestonsportsawards.co.uk/home/

Nominations close: February

Presentation: March

Winners go on to Lancashire County awards

 

St Helens District Sports Council Awards

http://sthelensdsc.org.uk/#/sports-awards/4561062908

Hot News!

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.