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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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World Dwarf Games 2

3 - 10 August at Michigan State University, USA

Regular visitors to this site will know that we have been working with the Dwarf Sports Association UK since 2011, with a view to helping them prepare competitors for these World Games.  Target shooting has been added to the list of sports for the first time, at the request of the American hosts.  Britain is fielding a number of competitors in the Air Pistol and Crossbow events.  We wish the team the best of luck, and hope to be able to publish more information here over the next ten days.  In the meantime, readers may wish to follow progress on the World Dwarf Games and DSAUK websites.

British competitors in the shooting events are listed below.  The Junior classes (Boys and Girls) are age 12 to 15, and the Seniors or Masters are age over 35.  

AIR PISTOL - Monday 5th August

Girls - Carys Coppen, Katie Rillett-Young
Women - Rebecca Nuttall
Senior Women - April Barrett, Donna Walters Bonner, Penelope Dean, Mary Russell, Sandra Scott
Boys – no GBR
Men - Luke Irvine, James Lusted, Reece Russell, Callum Scott, Jack Wilding
Senior Men - Peter Bonner, Willie Coppen, Arthur Dean, Steve Scott, E Wauthier

CROSSBOW - Wednesday 7th August 

Girls – no GBR
Women – Katie Rillet-Young
Senior Women - Donna Walters Bonner, Penelope Dean, Mary Russell, Sandra Scott, Philippa Wauthier
Boys – Andrew Moorcroft, Mark Swan
Men – Ben Holmes, Luke Irvine, Reece Russell, Jack Wilding
Senior Men - Peter Bonner, Willie Coppen, Arthur Dean, Steve Scott, E Wauthier

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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.