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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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Chris Lacey W

We are delighted that Chris Lacey, shooter and gunsmith, has not only agreed to act as the DSP’s voluntary Equipment Co-ordinator, but has also joined our Working Group.

For those of who do not know him, Chris was the leading British Junior international air rifle shooter for several years – and is still the joint British Junior Record holder. A motorcycle accident four or five years ago put paid to any prospect of international success as a senior, and means that he is expected to be in a wheelchair in another 10 years or so. Details of Chris’s training and work as a gunsmith is on the website of his business Lacey's Shooting Services. He brings youth and enthusiasm to the Working Group, as well as his very welcome expertise on all aspects of shooting equipment, and a flair for invention.

Chris is already involved in the design and building of several items of disabled shooting equipment. He will be attending various events to meet people in all disciplines, and discuss their equipment needs. Already in hand is the gathering of information about equipment that is in the marketplace in Britain and abroad – that will be added to the DSP’s website as quickly as possible.  There are some major manufacturers who are willing to liaise with Chris over the development and production of new equipment items to meet the needs of disabled shooters. 

We recognise that the availability of equipment, or the means to get it made, is absolutely essential for people with disabilities to take up target shooting. The appointment of Chris as the DSP’s Equipment Co-ordinator means that he is the person who can gather information on this topic, and ensure that the information is available for the shooters and coaches who need it. We have found that people are very generous in sharing information about special items of equipment, so that others can benefit from it. If you know about any modified or specially-made items which may be helpful to others, please let Chris know about it.

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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.

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. 

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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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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.