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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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  • 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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  • 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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Some counties run schemes for grants or bursaries alongside their annual Sports Awards.  These tend to be for individual sportsmen and women, rather than for clubs and organisations.  Below are details of those we are aware of. 

Read more: Council grants

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Tony Blair Sports Foundation

Grants for 50% of the cost of obtaining a level 1 coaching or officiating qualification in disabled sport.  Beneficiaries are expected to commit to doing a minimum number of voluntary hours in the sport.   


Grants to individuals for equipment; to organisations working with blind/VI children (for materials, activities, etc.), and for research. 

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Adam Millichip Foundation
Provides financial support and assistance to disabled people who wish to participate in sports.  Only individuals may apply. 

Richard Overall Trust
Funding to help young disabled persons with financial support to enjoy and progress in their chosen sport.

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Sunday 15th July 2012

The annual Disability Awareness Day at Warrington is now one of the biggest such events in the country.  Ken Nash, wearing both his NSRA and British Blind Sport hats, has been taking part for a number years, promoting blind/VI shooting via taster sessions.  This year we decided to join him. 

Read more: DSP at DAD, Warrington

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Inaugural NRA Military Adaptive Championships
Wednesday, 4th July 2012

The NRA’s first official competition for shooters with disabilities was staged on a waterlogged and muddy Short Siberia.  Heroic efforts had been made by the staff to minimise the impact of the weather; excellent rubber runways had been laid over the worst of the mud and puddles, there was an unlimited supply of free hot drinks, a hog roast, and a welcoming smile from Amanda Vaughan at the reception tent. 

Read more: 1st NRA Disabled Match

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Following on from his silver-medal performance at the Lonato Grand Prix early in May, we’ve just received some excellent news of clay target shooter Mat Goodwin.

Read more: Welsh CT Success

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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.