Stewart 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.
Michael 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.Read More
Vic 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.
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.
Each pack contains information sheets, copies of our suite of leaflets on various aspects of disabled target shooting, posters promoting the project and the Disabled Shooting Year, a list of useful contacts, and a CD. On the disk is a multi-purpose PowerPoint presentation, an album of photographs illustrating accessible disciplines and a range of disabilities, plus electronic versions of the leaflets.
Up-date: Three new leaflets (Welcome! introducing the DSP and its work, Clay Target Shooting and Full-bore Rifle & F Class) have been added to the pack, together with a new PowerPoint presentation An Introduction to Blind/VI Shooting. More information about these is in DSP News. Anyone who has already received an information pack, and wishes to have copies of these items to bring it up to date, may request them from the Co-ordinator (see below).
Our hope is that these packs will be found useful in a variety of ways; for example:
Packs are available by post or in electronic format, on request from Liz Woodall, DSP Co-ordinator. Please note that if multiple hard copies are requested by one body we may have to make a small charge to cover production costs. The contents of the information pack are also available on-line. Please see the Information Sheet in our Downloads section which explains how to access the pack contents.
If you are aware of anyone or any organisation who would appreciate a copy of the pack, please either ask for one and pass it on, or give Liz Woodall the details so that we can send one direct.
Read about the huge increase in Sport England investment in grass-roots target shooting.
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.
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.
Need information on funding for any aspect of disabled target shooting? Check out the extensive Funding section on this site.
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.
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.