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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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BBC East Regional Sports Awards

Includes disability sport categories

Presentation: December

NB: Candidates are those who won county awards in this region


BBC East Midlands Sports Awards

Includes disability sport categories

Presentation: November

NB: Candidates are those who won county awards in this region


BBC North East Sports Awards

Includes disability sport categories

Presentation: December

NB: Candidates are those who won county awards in this region


BBC North West Sports Awards

Includes disability sport categories

Presentation: December

NB: Candidates are those who won county awards in this region


Black Country Sport & Physical Activity Awards

Includes disability sport categories



North East Disability Sport Awards


Nominations close: January

Presentation: February


Northern Sports Awards

Includes disability sport categories


Nominations close: 27th April 2012


Npower West Midlands Sports Awards

Npower Midlands Disability Sports Awards

Presentation: April

NB: These awards are administered by EFDS, and it is not clear if they are still running.


Northern Ireland

Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards

Includes disability sport categories


Nominations close: November

Presentation: January


Castlereagh Sports Awards

Includes disability sport categories


Presentation: Spring


Omagh Sports Awards

Includes disability sport categories




City of Aberdeen Sports Person of the Year Awards


Presentation: May



Includes disability sport categories


Presentation: February


Dunfermline & West Fife Sports Council Annual Sports Awards



East Fife Sports Council Annual Awards



Inverness Area Sports Council Annual Awards



The Kirkcaldy & Central Fife Sports Council Annual Sports Awards



Shetland Sports Awards


Presentation: November


Sunday Mail and Sportscotland Scottish Sports Awards

Includes disability sport categories



Sportscotland Coaching Awards





Anglesey Sports Awards


Presentation: December


Carmarthenshire Sports Personality Awards

Includes disability sport categories


Presentation: January


Carmarthen Town Sports Awards


Presentation: January


Conwy Sports Awards


Presentation: December


Pembrokeshire Sport Awards

Includes disability sport categories


Presentation: November


Active Swansea Sports Awards

Includes disability sport categories


Presentation: December


Sport Wales Coach of the Year Awards


Presentation: November

Hot News!

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.