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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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The Centre is situated within the Aldersley Leisure Village, off Aldersley Road, Wolverhampton WV6 9NW.  There is ample car parking, including disabled bays.

The Centre provides target shooting activities for people with a range of different disabilities.  It hosts the National Blind/VI Championships at the beginning of March, the shooting events for the Dwarf National Games in May, and the Geoff Partridge Memorial Shoot (in which disabled and non-disabled shooters compete together) in January. From time to time the facilities are used by the local Mencap group, recovering stroke victims from West Park Rehabilitation Hospital, and terminally-ill patients from New Cross Hospital. 

The complex consists of:

  • An outdoor range for .22 shooting at 50 yards/metres and 100 yards, for prone and 3-positions rifle
  • An indoor range for prone and 3-positions rifle at distances of up to 25 metres, which is also used for archery, and bell-target air rifle.
  • An indoor 10 metre range for air rifle/pistol and crossbow.

Aldersley 10M range W

The centre has facilities for blind/VI shooting, and for benchrest.  For deaf shooters a "traffic light" system is available for giving visual range commands.  

Aldersley 25M multi-discipline range W 

All of the indoor ranges and the outdoor firing point are fully accessible for wheelchair users.

The centre also contains a lecture/meeting room and a shop selling equipment, ammunition and targets - goods not held in stock are ordered from the large NSRA Shop at Bisley.  There is a kitchenette area, and a disabled toilet. 


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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.

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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.