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.
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
The English Federation for Disability Sport has launched an on-line resource to help sports clubs that wish to become more disabled-friendly.
The Inclusion Club Hub is free to use and very straightforward. After entering contact details there are five short sets of questions to answer, covering the main areas in which clubs might need to develop what they offer. When the questions have been answered the system provides a "personalised toolkit" for your club, setting out helpful information and links on areas where development seems to be needed, and providing templates for documentation, etc. Suggestions are also offered for future consideration on topics where the club is already working well. The answers to the questions, together with all the toolkit information is automatically e-mailed in .pdf format, so that it is available for future reference.
This is a useful tool for clubs that are wondering where to begin the task of catering for people with disabilities. It breaks the whole task down under sensible headings, which makes it easy for a club to identify the areas that it needs to consider and work on. The advice and information given is practical and realistic, even for clubs of modest size and budget.
Clubs that are disabled friendly are invited to let us know, with a view to receiving certification as a DSP Club. Those that are very accessible to a range of disabilities may wish to seek DSP Focus Club status. If you are interested in these options, please contact DSP Co-ordinator Liz Woodall.
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.