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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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

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

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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

£32m for helping young people into sport

Sport England is providing £32m of National Lottery money to fund coaching for 14 to 25 year olds, including those with disabilities – and target shooting is an eligible sport.

Read more: Sportivate

Crossbow for Blind/VI too !

Developed by Chris Aston (former Chairman of the IAU) and promoted enthusiastically by John Lloyd and Blackburn Rifle & Pistol Club, the NSRA is working on development of a new crossbow discipline that is particularly accessible as an entry option for shooters with disabilities.  There are options for shooting seated, with or without a support, and also an acoustic version for blind/VI shooters.

Read more: Launch of Sport Crossbow

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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.