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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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.22 Rifle and Pistol

Many of the open and championship meetings mentioned in this section appear in the Diary, with contacts, and location information.  Otherwise details can be obtained via the relevant organisations' websites.

Anyone who holds an NSRA Dispensation can take part in all competitions run under NSRA rules.  All of the competitions run by the Association are listed in its Handbook, a copy of which is given to every affiliated club; entry forms are also sent to all clubs.  Details of local leagues and open meetings held under NSRA rules will be available from clubs.  Many competitions are postal, shot at local ranges on targets that are then sent to an independent person who scores them and produces the results.  Below are shoulder-to-shoulder competitions which are known to be accessible/integrated. 

  • The Bisley Rifle Meeting (which includes the British Championship), the Scottish Rifle Meeting and the National Pistol Meeting are all run by the NSRA and disabled shooters who hold Dispensations are fully integrated.  The outdoor ranges are not very accessible for wheelchair users, but some of the Bisley Rifle Meeting matches are held in the Lord Roberts Centre which is fully accessible. 
  • Many other open meetings and championships are held by clubs and county associations all over the country – nearly all of them under NSRA rules, so shooters with Dispensations can take part.  Details of most of these events can be obtained from the association’s website, or The Rifleman magazine. 

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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.
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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.