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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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  • 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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  • 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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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


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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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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We have launched a new section on this website, offering a great deal of information and guidance on sources of funding for individuals, clubs, shooting grounds, associations, etc. who need funds to participate, facilitate, develop, or whatever.  This has been done in response to the rapidly increasing number of requests for this sort of information. 

Read more: Funding Section on Website

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The creation of a scheme for recognising disabled-friendly and accessible clubs is one of our key objectives for the Disabled Shooting Year.  Information on the two levels of club benchmarking that are planned can be found in the Clubs section of this site. 

Read more: Work Starts on Clubs Scheme

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Please ask for one!

We have created an information pack about disabled target shooting and the work of the Disabled Shooting Project.

Latest news: New leaflets and PowerPoint added. See up-date below.


Read more: DSP Information Packs

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5th May 2012

Here’s our stand, set up on the green opposite the NRA offices, all ready to receive enquiries, and the display of information we provided. For news of what happened on the day, see our Disabled Shooting Year blog.

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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.