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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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  • 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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  • 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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Bisley Smallbore Rifle Championships

The DSP had a "presence" at the Rifle Meeting in August.  Information about the project's work was on display in the Stats Tent and at the Lord Roberts Centre. 

Read more: DSP at NSRA Rifle Meeting

Great Britain's .22 benchrest shooters took part in the World Postal Competition on 19th August at the Novio Magnum Pistol Club near Chichester.  You can read all about it on Andy Dubreuil's blog site The Benchrest Show

Shooting for the Blind - WPhotographer Samuel Moore has published an excellent blog about Joe, a member of Helston & District Rifle Club, who has been shooting acoustic air rifle for some years.  There are a number of photographs accompanying the blog, Seeing the Blind.

By Dave Holah, Shelford Rifle Club

My son Tom is 22 years old, has mild cerebral palsy and learning difficulties.  He has been a member of Shelford Rifle Club for five years.  Tom shoots benchrest at 15 yards with a .177 air rifle. 

Read more: Benchrest, Pool and Kit Kats

British Open Sportrap Championship
with Disability Categories
30th August - 1st September 2012
Fauxdegla Shooting Ground

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Great news for the clay target world!  The first national competition for CT shooters with disabilities will take place at the end of August.  Sitting and standing categories are included in the Sportrap Championship.

Full information and entry forms available on-line from the CPSA.

Read more: First CT Disabled Championship

Sunday Telegraph

 

 

The 5th August 2012 issue of The Sunday Telegraph's 'Seven' magazine contained a two-page article about target shooting.  It covers the main disciplines, and is not only balanced, but accurate!  Amongst the shooters featured is Olaf Jones, a member of our Working Group, talking about F Class shooting.

If you'd like to read it, it's available in our Downloads.

Flickr

We now have an on-line photograph album illustrating many aspects of disabled target shooting.  This will be added to and developed as more material becomes available to demonstrate the range of disabilities that can be accommodated in this sport. 

All photographs are accompanied by explanations and information, and we would welcome the addition of helpful comments.  Contributions of photographs that we could add to the album will also be most welcome. 

Please browse the album which is called disabledshootingproject and spread the word about it wherever and however you can.

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The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust

This trust has been set up to receive donations from those wishing to support the Queen's jubilee, and then to use the funds received to support projects in six areas that are linked to Her Majesty's life and work.  These include disability, sport and young people.

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.
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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.