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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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Ability Sports & Active Lifestyle

From Friday 19 April 2013
To Saturday 20 April 2013
by Liz WoodallHits : 3321

Ability Sports & Active Lifestyle 2013 sets out to provide people with a disability who are already active in sport & activities, as well as people looking to participate for the first time with the same opportunities and choices that able bodied people have.

At the same time the event will also resource sports clubs that cater for, or look to cater for disability sports with the best products, equipment, the latest innovation, technology, coaching ideas, as well as sharing the opportunity to network with other clubs and organisations.

Whether you are an individual, a sports club, activity group, national governing body, come and share in a wonderful sporting and activity resource.

Location : Loughborough University
Contact : Organisers' website: http://www.asaal.org.uk/