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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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1. Focus Clubs
... on their stationery, website, publicity material, etc., to advertise their disabled-friendly credentials. Below is a list of the Focus Clubs accredited since the launch of the scheme in September 2013. ...
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2. Charlie Blow
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
... he oversaw the initial launch of the DSP in 2009.  He has been in the Working Group from the outset.  With his wife Viv, who has also done a lot for the project, Charlie shoots at Gainsborough ...
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3. Coaching Grants in Lincs
(Funding for Coaches)
Lincolnshire Sport (which is the County Sport Partnership) and Sport England have launched a jointly-funded scheme to offer grants of £150 towards the cost of coaching course fees.  Applications ...
Created on 29 May 2014
4. £150 Coaching Grants in Lincs
(Funding News)
Lincolnshire Sport (which is the County Sport Partnership) and Sport England have launched a jointly-funded scheme to offer grants of £150 towards the cost of coaching course fees.  Applications ...
Created on 29 May 2014
5. Effective Communication Workshop
(Deaf Communications)
Sports Coach UK has launched an excellent 3-hour workshop entitled Effective Communication: Coaching Deaf People in Sport.  This is being delivered at venues all around the country, usually ...
Created on 05 March 2014
6. 2016 Paralympics
... 22 participating sports on its newly-launched micro site for the Games.  This explains what an individual athlete will have to do to qualify for a place at Rio, so it covers MQS (minimum qualifying ...
Created on 24 January 2014
7. Dynamic Gloucestershire
(DSP Blog)
... we’ll encourage them to add target airgun shooting to the sports they offer. A brand new initiative in the county, launched in November 2013, is PING – Physical Inclusion Network Gloucestershire, which ...
Created on 24 January 2014
8. Launch of Clubs Scheme
(DSP News)
After a lengthy period of gestation, the DSP's flagship scheme for accrediting clubs that are able to cater properly for people who are disabled or less able was officially launched at the Disabled ...
Created on 22 November 2013
9. DSP Surveys Launch
(DSP News)
...  In addition, we often need information about participation levels to provide support for funding bids, planning applications, and so forth.   To solve this problem, we are now launching ...
Created on 17 November 2013
10. Disabled Shooting Gala 2013
(Past Events)
... target shooting. The inaugural Disabled Shooting Awards were presented, and are the first awards to span all target shooting disciplines. Our flagship Focus Club Scheme was launched, and the first club ...
Created on 01 November 2013
11. Safeguarding
(Help for Clubs)
...    Resource Pack: Safeguarding Adults The Sport and Recreation Alliance have launched a resource pack to help organisations working with adults classified as "vulnerable" - i.e. most of those ...
Created on 03 July 2013
12. EFDS Inclusion Club Hub
(Help for Clubs)
Disability Toolkit for Clubs 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 ...
Created on 02 July 2013
13. The Disabled Shooting Awards
(DSP News)
... awards scheme has been launched, and nominations can be made now. Award categories include not only disabled shooters, but coaches, volunteers, clubs, shooting grounds, etc. The full list is set out ...
Created on 16 May 2013
14. Disabled Shooting Awards
(Disabled Shooting Year)
... was launched as part of the Disabled Shooting Year.   Award categories include not only disabled shooters, but coaches, volunteers, clubs, shooting grounds, etc. The full list is set out in the ...
Created on 14 May 2013
15. Grants + Council Loan
(Funding News)
... 2012 games. The club has been trying to push through plans and raise funds for an expansion for eight years. The club launched its own £100,000 fund-raising campaign in October 2012, but had only managed ...
Created on 31 January 2013
16. Launch of Regional Conferences
(DSP News)
A Chance to Meet, Learn and Explore We are proud and delighted to announce the launch of our six Disabled Shooting Conferences. These are one of the flagship schemes of the Disabled Shooting Year. ...
Created on 29 January 2013
17. Happy New Year !
(DSP News)
... Year we've launched some new sections on this website.  We hope you will take time to check them out, and will find them useful and/or entertaining.  Vision - lots of information and tips on ...
Created on 06 January 2013
18. Funding Section on Website
(DSP News)
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 ...
Created on 18 July 2012
19. Shooting movies
(DSP Blog)
... covers a shooting contest between Di Coates and Matt Skelhon on one side, and some military marksmen on the other.  In Spring 2012 Blaze Publishing launched The Shooting Show as an on-line TV programme, ...
Created on 23 June 2012
20. Starting out on the road
(DSP Blog)
... of wheelchairs, I see the ISSF has just launched a new ‘Run and Shoot’ discipline which they are (as usual) trying out on the juniors first.  This seems to be a sort of cut-down biathlon on feet.  ...
Created on 20 April 2012
21. Reading, writing and REMAP
(DSP Blog)
Tuesday 3rd April 2012 At last I’ve had time to take a look at our launch article in the April issue of Target Shooter on-line magazine (page 67).  It’s come out nicely, so I’m very grateful to ...
Created on 04 April 2012
22. Gloucestershire
(Local Awards)
Gloucestershire Media Sports Awards Includes disability sport categories http://www.hartpury.ac.uk/Hartpury-College/Hartpury-News/News-August-2011/The-2011-Gloucestershire-Media-Sports-Awards,-organised-by-the-Citizen-and-Gloucestershire-Echo,-has-been-launched-at-Hartpury-College.-/ ...
Created on 30 March 2012
23. Disabled Shooting Year Schemes
(Disabled Shooting Year)
We are using the Disabled Shooting Year as a promotional springboard to launch some schemes that we’ve been planning for a while. These will be developed throughout the year, and anyone interested ...
Created on 30 March 2012
24. Local Sports Awards
(Disabled Shooting Year)
... NGBs until the CPSA launched their inaugural awards scheme for 2012. We’ve made it easy to nominate If you know a person or club who deserves an award, please check out the list of awards that we’ve ...
Created on 30 March 2012
25. Club Events
(Disabled Shooting Year)
... in. This is an unrivalled opportunity for the launch of initiatives at local level; they will both benefit from and complement what we are doing, and we’ll be happy to publicise and promote them in this ...
Created on 27 March 2012
26. Birth of the Disabled Shooting Project
... coach Keith Morriss, whilst Mandy bowed out in favour of Rikki Singh due to her own training commitments. The NSRA’s magazine The Rifleman was the main launchpad for the project, backed up by material ...
Created on 11 March 2012
... Rifleman This magazine is the quarterly journal of the Nationall Small-bore Rifle Association (NSRA).  There has been a DSP supplement in every issue since Spring 2009.  These cover the launch ...
Created on 28 January 2012
28. Launch of Sport Crossbow
(Events News)
... they are expensive.  There have never been enough in circulation to sustain a secondhand market which would help novices to take it up.  At any rate, we now see the launch of a strong effort ...
Created on 11 January 2012
29. About us
... launched by the National Small-bore Rifle Association (NSRA). In Autumn 2011 the Project was granted funding from Sport England, and transferred to British Shooting.  Its remit has been expanded ...
Created on 03 January 2012
30. How to get started
... of larger calibre options HERE. Clay Target For shotgun shooters, clay target disciplines include skeet, trap, sporting, trench and down the line disciplines, depending on the speed, launch point ...
Created on 02 January 2012
31. Now available !
(Hot News)
DSP Information packs Our infopacks have just been launched.  Full details in our news article.   ...
Created on 06 June 2012
32. e-bulletins: e-bulletin 7 - Infopack launch
(Phoca Download / e-bulletin 7 - Infopack launch)
e-bulletin 7 - Infopack launch ...
Created on 22 July 2012
33. e-bulletins: e-bulletin 6 - Website launch
(Phoca Download / e-bulletin 6 - Website launch)
e-bulletin 6 - Website launch ...
Created on 22 July 2012
34. e-bulletins: e-bulletin 4 - Project re-launch
(Phoca Download / e-bulletin 4 - Project re-launch)
e-bulletin 4 - Project re-launch: DSP is back! Up-date on position Christmas message  ...
Created on 29 January 2012
35. NSRA Rifleman: Rifleman - Spring 2009b
(Phoca Download / Rifleman - Spring 2009b)
Rifleman - Spring 2009b: Launch of DSP  ...
Created on 28 January 2012

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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.