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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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1. Vision
... equipment and/or technique.  It is very likely that many of the other 55% of shooters are not aware that options are available which would make aiming much easier and more consistent for them.  ...
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2. Profiles
This section contains information about shooters with various disabilities, shooting various disciplines.  This illustrates the type and range of options open to those who are considering taking up our ...
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3. Funding News
This section contains news of options that look particularly helpful for clubs or individuals who are seeking funding in connection any aspect of disabled target shooting.  We expect ...
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4. Julie Sperling
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
... Group Julie has been working with the CPSA to encourage development of options for disabled participants in the clay target discipline.  High on her agenda is the expansion of international participation, ...
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5. Dynamic Gloucestershire
(DSP Blog)
... programme are worth checking out. All in all, we look forward to seeing plenty of target shooting options opening up in 2014 for disabled and less-able people in the county.  ...
Created on 24 January 2014
6. DSP Clubs List
(DSP Clubs)
... the club is planning to carry out significant development and improvement of its facilities to make them more disabled accessible and expand the options it offers.    Deal & District ...
Created on 21 November 2013
7. We're popular!
(DSP Blog)
... poll of their members to find out what sports they would like to have a go at.  They thought they ought to include some “more unusual” options in the list, so added target shooting.  Not only ...
Created on 14 November 2013
8. Intellectual Disabilities in Target Shooting
(Past Events)
... be catered for safely To establish what guidance on safe participation should be provided for coaches, officials and target shooting venues To propose options for promoting participation by working ...
Created on 13 November 2013
9. Sport England Inspired Facilities
(Funding News)
... the middle band of their three funding options, and will entertain applications for between £10,000 and £50,000 for the construction, modification or modernisation of sports facilities.  Assurances ...
Created on 07 November 2013
10. 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
11. Shooting Scholarships
(Funding News)
... to do well enough to gain points for them in BUCS competitions. Newcastle University gave a scholarship to a shooter in 2008. Other Options The Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme has supported ...
Created on 01 September 2013
12. DSP on YouTube!
(DSP News)
... of taking up target shooting, so that they can see what an incredibly wide range of options there are for disabled shooters. Secondly as a "reference library" to show coaches and shooters how others have ...
Created on 12 August 2013
13. EFDS Inclusion Club Hub
(Help for Clubs)
... work on.  The advice and information given is practical and realistic, even for clubs of modest size and budget.   Future Options Clubs that are disabled friendly are invited to let us know, ...
Created on 02 July 2013
14. Full-bore & F Class Leaflet
(DSP News)
... highlights the most accessible options for those with disabilities.  The leaflet is available in our Downloads, and included in the DSP information packs.  Hard copies can be requested from DSP ...
Created on 20 February 2013
15. Regional Conferences
(Disabled Shooting Year)
... organisations, technical specialists, and others.     The conference programme is intended to: Show the many and varied opportunities and options that the sport offers to people with ...
Created on 29 January 2013
16. Vision for Shooters
... equipment and/or technique.  It is very likely that many of the other 55% of shooters are not aware that options are available which would make aiming much easier and more consistent for them.  ...
Created on 10 January 2013
17. Vision - The Range Environment
... and plants are the two options here.  The former can be built on to firing points, or constructed part-way down the range.  Shadows These are a real problem for shooters, because when they ...
Created on 04 January 2013
18. Vision - Use of Opposite Eye
Sometimes, as a result of injury or a medical condition, a right-handed shooter’s right eye is not able to aim, but the left eye could do so.  In these circumstances the shooter has three options.   ...
Created on 04 January 2013
19. Vision - Enhancement Options
... light conditions: Polarising filters Magnifying the foresight+target part of the aim picture Magnifying lens on rearsight Eagle Eye on foresight   More information on these options   ...
Created on 03 January 2013
20. Vision - Correction Options
... eyeshields There are many devices and options for preventing the non-aiming eye from trying to “take over” during the aiming process.  Most are very cheap and cheerful.  The most important ...
Created on 03 January 2013
21. Vision - Solutions to Problems - Rules
... over-riding provision that a dispensation may be granted for options not normally allowed, if a shooter has an eye condition that means it is the only way he/she can participate. Telescopic sights are ...
Created on 03 January 2013
22. Vision - Solutions to Problems - Introduction
... that are available.      Eye Protection Solutions to Problems – Rules Vision Correction Options Vision Enhancement Options Use of Opposite Eye The Range Environment ...
Created on 03 January 2013
23. Vision - Eye Protection
...  Solutions to Problems – Introduction Solutions to Problems – Rules Vision Correction Options Vision Enhancement Options Use of Opposite Eye The Range Environment    ...
Created on 03 January 2013
24. Rifle - Sights - Use of opposite eye
There are two options available for right-handed shooters who need to aim with their left eye (and vice versa).   Periscope or Prism Gehmann  No. 597 – crossover rearsight prism   ...
Created on 03 January 2013
25. Rifle - Sights - Vision enhancement devices
... + 1.5x magnification No. 570 – iris + 6 colour filters + 1.5x magnification Other 1.5x magnification options: 544MC, 545MC, 546MC, 570-R, 575 and PH575, 50309, 50300MC   Eagle Eyes These are ...
Created on 03 January 2013
26. New Blind/VI PowerPoint
(DSP News)
An Introduction to Blind/VI Target Shooting has been added to the DSP’s promotional toolbox.  This PowerPoint presentation explains how acoustic shooting works, and sets out the various options ...
Created on 01 October 2012
27. Benchrest, Pool and Kit Kats
(People News)
... position were clear.  Whilst Tom may not have understood the technicalities, having the facility to playback the shot was very good visual learning. Also with the FWB there were no options to mount ...
Created on 17 August 2012
28. Clubs - Disabled provision
... to increase.  Accordingly, wherever possible we try to suggest options and solutions that are not going to require large quantities of these scarce resources.  Please note that the information ...
Created on 12 August 2012
29. Funding bodies
... They issue frequent e-mail bulletins listing the latest funding options.  Very useful.  They also offer A Guide to Writing a Fund-raising Strategy. Sports Coach UK They have a downloadable ...
Created on 18 July 2012
30. Funding - Guidance
... widest range of funding options. Commercial organisations (shooting grounds, clubs or ranges run as a business or part of a business) Some funding bodies will not accept applications from them.  ...
Created on 18 July 2012
31. Not according to plan !
(DSP Blog)
... punters started walking up from the car park Dave and I were indeed ready for them; all prepared to talk about our work, what the DSP can do to help, what the options are for disabled people interested ...
Created on 09 May 2012
32. FAQs
... less able doesn’t mean that a shooter has to give up the sport.  We’re also spreading information about the options available that will allow such a shooter to continue participating.  What ...
Created on 01 May 2012
33. Accessible funding
... there, and if you can tick the "disability" and "sport" boxes on the application forms, they have a good chance of success.   We can provide information on many funding options, so contact DSP Co-ordinator, ...
Created on 30 March 2012
34. Clubs - what to look for
... can have a go at a number of options to see which he or she prefers.  Not all disciplines are equally accessible to people with disabilities, and some are not at all suitable for quite a few disabilities.  ...
Created on 26 January 2012
35. 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
36. Introduction to Smallbore Rifle & Pistol
... or pistol) or by calibre (.22 rimfire or .177 airgun).  Whether one is shooting .22 rifle, air rifle, .22 pistol or air pistol, there are quite a few different options available for competitions, ...
Created on 24 January 2012
37. Introduction to Acoustic Shooting
... Airgun Club, and anyone interested should contact John Lloyd for details.     Fullbore The DSP's NRA representative, Olaf Jones, is experimenting with possible options for introducing blind/VI ...
Created on 23 January 2012
38. Launch of Sport Crossbow
(Events News)
... 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 ...
Created on 11 January 2012
39. How to get started
... target shooting options go to the Options page. Clubs There are clubs all over the country that cater for varying types and degrees of disability, and the list is steadily growing longer.  ...
Created on 02 January 2012
40. Vision: Vision - Options after eye damage
(Phoca Download / Vision - Options after eye damage)
Vision - Options after eye damage ...
Created on 21 July 2012
41. Junior Wheelchair Games (2013-09-21)
(Events Calendar/Junior Wheelchair Games)
Junior Wheelchair Games Organised by WheelPower, this event is intended to introduce young people to the sports options that are open to them.  Target shooting is one of the sports on offer for them ...
Created on 14 November 2012

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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.
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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.