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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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1. Competitions
... Down the Line and Sport Crossbow - Match, Field and Sport Field Target Full-bore - Target Rifle and F Class Smallbore - .22 Rifle and Pistol  ...
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2. Keith Morriss
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
Keith Morriss, DSP Working Group - International Coach, Keith has been a wheelchair user for most of his life, and shoots at Sutton Coldfield Rifle & Pistol Club.  He worked for a number of years ...
Created on
(Contacts / Other Organisations)
BFTA, Discipline governing body, The British Field Target Association is the governing body for Field Target shooting, under the aegis of the NSRA.  There are also regional federations, which can ...
Created on
4. DSP Clubs List
(DSP Clubs)
... regular basis.  For more information about any of the clubs on this list, please find them in our on-line database of Disabled-Friendly Clubs.   Bisley Field Target Organisation - Surrey The ...
Created on 21 November 2013
5. Introduction to Field Target
This is: Field Target Shooting This airgun discipline takes place entirely outdoors, and as its name implies, in fields and woodland.  It is the target shooting discipline that comes closest ...
Created on 19 November 2013
6. Disabled Shooting Awards 2013
(DSP News)
... commitment to disabled participation in clay target and field target shooting.   Disabled Shooter – Senior Vic Morris – the tetraplegic shooter who inspired and supported the creation of ...
Created on 11 November 2013
7. Disabled Shooting Gala 2013
(Past Events)
... of target shooting disciplines, organisations large and small, and a significant number of different disabilities. To entertain them there were about a dozen different “have-a-go” options, including field ...
Created on 01 November 2013
8. World Dwarf Games 2013
... competitors for these World Games.  Target shooting has been added to the list of sports for the first time, at the request of the American hosts.  Britain is fielding a number of competitors ...
Created on 03 August 2013
9. Safeguarding
(Help for Clubs)
... who are disabled and many who have an age-related impairment.  More information, plus further advice on how to negotiate the sometimes tricky field of safeguarding generally, is on the S+RA website, ...
Created on 03 July 2013
10. Regional Conferences
(Disabled Shooting Year)
... in this area of the sport Offer delegates a valuable chance to meet other people in this field, swap ideas and experiences, and make useful contacts   The Conferences To access full information ...
Created on 29 January 2013
11. The Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation
(Funding News)
From 1st January 2013 this grant-giving body will only be accepting applications for capital projects, including in the field of amateur sports.  Bodies applying must be registered charities or CASCs.  ...
Created on 06 January 2013
12. Vision - Solutions to Problems - Rules
... permitted in the following disciplines governed by the NSRA: Small-bore Rifle “Any Sights” competitions Small-bore and Airgun Benchrest – see UKBR22 website for details and rules. Field Target ...
Created on 03 January 2013
13. Vision - Solutions to Problems - Introduction
... main ones are Benchrest, F Class, Field Target and Moving Target/Running Boar).  Solution C: Improvements to the range environment, many of which are quite straightforward and inexpensive, can ...
Created on 03 January 2013
14. Disability Awareness
... to a wheelchair user, ensure you are comfortably within their field of view, and if your height may seem dominating, stand back from them.  If you offer assistance, wait until the offer is ...
Created on 03 January 2013
15. Disability Awareness
(Disability Awareness)
... to a wheelchair user, ensure you are comfortably within their field of view, and if your height may seem dominating, stand back from them.  If you offer assistance, wait until the offer is ...
Created on 03 January 2013
16. Disabled shooting is not new!
(Random Shots)
... their skill as marksmen using a rifle designed to be aimed by sound.  The barrel moves within an electronic field and produces a sound in headphones which indicates when the rifle is lined up with ...
Created on 24 October 2012
17. Benchrest, Pool and Kit Kats
(People News)
... patter on the range to account for good and bad shots.  Consequently we are on a learning curve with respect to air shooting with this type of equipment.  Talking to field target shooters is ...
Created on 17 August 2012
18. Research and development
(DSP Blog)
... have an article about her finding once the study is completed.  All this has got me thinking about how we could develop this new field of activity, because it’s one of those great areas where everyone ...
Created on 15 May 2012
19. Yorkshire
(Local Awards)
...  Presentation: July   Wakefield & District Sports Awards Include disability sport categories http://www.wakefieldexpress.co.uk/news/wakefield-district-sports-awards-2012-1-4279852 Nominations ...
Created on 30 March 2012
20. Warwickshire
(Local Awards)
...    Sutton Coldfield Sports Awards Include disabled sport categories http://sportinsutton.co.uk/sportsawards/ Nominations close: December Presentation: January   Warwick  DC ...
Created on 30 March 2012
21. Hertfordshire
(Local Awards)
... sport categories http://www.sportinherts.org.uk/awards2011/what-are-the-service-to-sport-aw/964/ Presentation: September   Welwyn Hatfield Borough Sports Awards Includes disability sport ...
Created on 30 March 2012
22. Derbyshire
(Local Awards)
... Annual Sports Awards Includes disability sport categories http://www.bolsover.gov.uk/sports-awards.html Presentation: September   Chesterfield & NE Derbyshire Sports Awards http://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/chesterfield/blog/2011-chesterfield-and-north-east-derbyshire-sports-awards/article041924.htm ...
Created on 30 March 2012
23. Rules
... rules are the same as those for Air Rifle - Section 8 Dispensations for less-able shooters and those with disabilities - Section 4 F Class Rifle NRA rules - the 'Bisley Bible' Field ...
Created on 28 January 2012
24. Crossbow Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
Match, Field and Sport Crossbow Many of the open and championship meetings mentioned in this section appear in the Diary, with contacts, and location information.  Otherwise details can be obtained ...
Created on 28 January 2012
25. Field Target Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
Field Target Many of the open and championship meetings mentioned in this section appear in the Diary, with contacts, and location information.  Otherwise details can be obtained via the relevant ...
Created on 28 January 2012
26. Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
... and Air Pistol Benchrest - Full-bore, .22 and Airgun Blind/VI - Air Rifle Clay Target - Skeet, Down the Line and Sport Crossbow - Match, Field and Sport Field Target Full-bore - Target Rifle ...
Created on 28 January 2012
27. Introduction to Crossbow
... position only.  Sport Crossbow began to be introduced as a new discipline in 2011 as an accessible option for those seeking an alternative to the Match and Field options.  It has proved to ...
Created on 24 January 2012
28. Introduction to Smallbore Rifle & Pistol
... Sporter Air Rifles    .22 Lightweight Sport Rifles Field Target Air Rifles    .177 rifles and pistols are airguns firing pellets. .22 rifles and pistols are firearms ...
Created on 24 January 2012
29. Launch of Sport Crossbow
(Events News)
... a low profile in Britain for a long time.  As with air rifle, there are quite a few options available to a crossbow shooter; from the full international discipline through to Field Crossbow.  ...
Created on 11 January 2012
30. Finding somewhere to shoot
... links to shooting grounds' own websites, where such details can be found.  The Disabled Shooters Group may be able to advise on suitable shooting grounds in some areas.  Field Target Clubs ...
Created on 05 January 2012
31. Dispensations
... under NSRA rules.  This includes the majority of domestic championships, leagues and open shoots.  Any shooter who falls within the field outlined in Part 1 may apply to the Association for a ...
Created on 03 January 2012
32. How to get started
... There is also a 50 metre .22 pistol discipline, as well as rapid-fire pistol, and lightweight sport rifle.  Field Target This is an air rifle discipline shot outdoors at varying ranges, using ...
Created on 02 January 2012
33. Shooting the Breeze
(Search - Weblinks / Shooting information & forums)
Field Target forum site, including competitions, equipment, etc.   ...
Created on 02 November 2013
34. National Crossbow Federation
(Search - Weblinks / Shooting organisations)
The NCF is the national governing body for Field Crossbow, including disciplines for disabled shooters, in Great Britain.  ...
Created on 27 January 2012
35. British Field Target Association
(Search - Weblinks / Shooting organisations)
The BFTA is the national governing body for field target shooting disciplines.  ...
Created on 17 January 2012
36. NSRA Rifleman: Rifleman - Summer 2011
(Phoca Download / Rifleman - Summer 2011)
Rifleman - Summer 2011: New leaflets - Benchrest & Blind/VI Award for Vic Morris Blind/VI at Blackburn Blind/VI in Wales British Blind Shooting Championships Disabled shooting at Aldersley Field ...
Created on 28 January 2012
37. UKBR22 National Benchrest Championships (2012-08-24)
(Events Calendar/UKBR22 National Benchrest Championships)
UKBR22 National Benchrest Championships This is the championships for airgun and .22 rimfire benchrest, and will be hosted by the Paul Lane Rifle & Pistol Club Mirfield Rifle Ranges, Paul Lane, Colnebridge ...
Created on 13 January 2012
38. EFDS Disability Sport Conference (2013-05-16)
(Events Calendar/EFDS Disability Sport Conference)
... Liz Woodall will be attending this event as a delegate.  English Institute of Sport, Sheffield http://www.efds.co.uk/news/1403_join_us_at_the_disability_sport_or_sport_for_disabled_people_conference  ...
Created on 22 February 2013
39. 2nd Paralympic Sports Fest (2013-04-26)
(Events Calendar/2nd Paralympic Sports Fest)
... Sport, Sheffield http://www.efds.co.uk/news/1450_efds_to_partner_second_paralympicsgb_sports_fest_in_sheffield  ...
Created on 23 February 2013
40. Inspire Peterborough Sports Day (2013-09-07)
(Events Calendar/Inspire Peterborough Sports Day)
... out information about target shooting for everyone, and offering have-a-go sessions on a Scatt electronic trainer.   Sibson Airfield, Wansford, Peterborough PE8 6NE This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  ...
Created on 26 August 2013
41. Birmingham Disability Sports Fest (2013-10-26)
(Events Calendar/Birmingham Disability Sports Fest)
... out more.   Sutton Coldfield Rifle Club (including DSP members Keith and Janet Morriss) will be running some events as part of the festival.   http://www.birminghamsportpartnership.org/event/details/31/birmingham-disability-sports-fest-2013 ...
Created on 24 October 2013

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Need information on funding for any aspect of disabled target shooting?  Check out the extensive Funding section on this site. 

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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.