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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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1. Vision
(Category)
... far from exhaustive.  A shooter who finds aiming is hard work should get coaching advice, and discuss the subject with club colleagues whose longer experience may have produced other solutions.  ...
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2. Focus Clubs
(Category)
... to be able to cope with wheelchair users and other mobility problems, and should have sufficient equipment and coaching expertise to enable them to help a pretty wide range of disabled people have an enjoyable ...
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3. Coaching
(Category)
... about funding available for their training, about equipment, and about how to tap into the national pool of coaching expertise to solve specific problems.  Contributions of new material for this ...
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4. Liz Woodall
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
... Range Officering, coaching, training coaches, National Squads, squad and team management, the Army Cadet Force and TA.  For more than 10 years Liz has been contributing 'Legal ...
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5. Dave Froggett
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
Dave Froggett, DSP Working Group - Coaching & Development, Dave is the Coaching & Development Manager for the National Small-bore Rifle Association.  He has represented Great Britain in air ...
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6. Coaching Grants in Lincs
(Funding for Coaches)
Lincolnshire Sport (which is the County Sport Partnership) and Sport England have launched a jointly-funded scheme to offer grants of £150 towards the cost of coaching course fees.  Applications ...
Created on 29 May 2014
7. £150 Coaching Grants in Lincs
(Funding News)
Lincolnshire Sport (which is the County Sport Partnership) and Sport England have launched a jointly-funded scheme to offer grants of £150 towards the cost of coaching course fees.  Applications ...
Created on 29 May 2014
8. SCUK Funding Guide 2014
(Funding News)
5th March 2014 Sports Coach UK have just released the 2014 version of their excellent guide to sources of funding for sport.  Although it says on the tin that it covers funding for coaching, ...
Created on 05 March 2014
9. Effective Communication Workshop
(Deaf Communications)
Sports Coach UK has launched an excellent 3-hour workshop entitled Effective Communication: Coaching Deaf People in Sport.  This is being delivered at venues all around the country, usually ...
Created on 05 March 2014
10. Coaching Disabled People
(Coaching)
Dave Froggett - NSRA Coaching & Development Manager One of the biggest barriers to participation for disabled people is often the attitude of the coach, but applying common coaching practice ...
Created on 19 November 2013
11. Coaching
(Uncategorised)
This section is intended to be a resource centre for coaches working with disabled and less-able shooters.
Created on 14 November 2013
12. Shooting Movies!
(DSP News)
... videos - You can email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. What would we like? Basically, whatever there is! Video showing general shooting club life, special events, one-to-one coaching sessions, individual ...
Created on 12 November 2013
13. Disabled Shooting Awards 2013
(DSP News)
... Kenny, Airgun Section Leader at SportsAble – for being a key member of the airgun coaching and development team at SportsAble, and frequently an ambassador for disabled target shooting.   Coach ...
Created on 11 November 2013
14. Funding for Training
(Funding News)
... etc.) or club wishing to improve knowledge or coaching skills. The application period in 2013 was open in the Autumn.   Full details on the Trust's website.  ...
Created on 01 November 2013
15. Funding for Training
(Funding for Coaches)
... etc.) or club wishing to improve knowledge or coaching skills.  Applications can be submitted in the Autumn.   Full details on the Trust's website.    ...
Created on 01 November 2013
16. Disabled Shooting Gala 2013
(Past Events)
... like to record here our enormous gratitude to all those who helped to make the Gala a success, especially the Lord Roberts Centre staff, the LRC Coaching Team led by Simon Jarman, the 1901 Café who handled ...
Created on 01 November 2013
17. SCUK Funding Guide Updated
(Funding for Coaches)
... from the SCUK website, contains 65 pages of grant-giving bodies.   The focus is on coaching-related funding, hence the title Funding Opportunities for Coaching, but most of the bodies listed ...
Created on 31 January 2013
18. Vision for Shooters
(Uncategorised)
... far from exhaustive.  A shooter who finds aiming is hard work should get coaching advice, and discuss the subject with club colleagues whose longer experience may have produced other solutions.  ...
Created on 10 January 2013
19. Disabled shooting is not new!
(Random Shots)
... ends with the following "Editorial Suggestion": Most rifle clubs 'fine' the bottom scorer in each team match - why not donate those 'fines' to St. Dunstan's ?    1974 - Coaching at Aldersley, ...
Created on 24 October 2012
20. Council grants
(Funding News)
... Coach Bursary Scheme Grants of up to £200 towards the cost of recognised coaching qualifications.  Priority is given to those in disability sport.   ...
Created on 21 July 2012
21. Coaching qualifications
(Funding News)
  Tony Blair Sports Foundation Grants for 50% of the cost of obtaining a level 1 coaching or officiating qualification in disabled sport.  Beneficiaries are expected to commit to doing ...
Created on 21 July 2012
22. Coaching qualifications
(Funding for Coaches)
  Tony Blair Sports Foundation Grants for 50% of the cost of obtaining a level 1 coaching or officiating qualification in disabled sport.  Beneficiaries are expected to commit to doing ...
Created on 21 July 2012
23. Funding bodies
(Information)
... guide which is stated to cover funding for coaching, but many of the funding bodies give grants for other aspects of sport as well, so it’s worth having a look at.   Disability Grants This site contains ...
Created on 18 July 2012
24. Spreading the Word Week
(DSP Blog)
... remit for the region is to improve communication, support and develop coaching, work on the benchmarking of clubs, and assist minority group projects.  Most of that obviously chimes very closely with ...
Created on 30 April 2012
25. Problem solving
(DSP Blog)
Sunday 15th April 2012 Spent today coaching the Dwarf Sport Association people at Aldersley with Barry Dagger (Olympic medallist 1984).  They started getting involved in target shooting about four ...
Created on 16 April 2012
26. Regional Sports Awards
(Award Schemes)
...    Sportscotland Coaching Awards http://www.sportscotland.org.uk/ChannelNavigation/Topics/TopicNavigation/Coaching/sportscotland+coaching+awards/Categories+and+criteria/   Wales   ...
Created on 30 March 2012
27. Sportivate
(Events News)
£32m for helping young people into sport Sport England is providing £32m of National Lottery money to fund coaching for 14 to 25 year olds, including those with disabilities – and target shooting ...
Created on 10 February 2012
28. Sportivate
(Sportivate)
£32m for helping young people into sport Sport England is providing £32m of National Lottery money to fund coaching for 14 to 25 year olds, including those with disabilities – and target shooting ...
Created on 10 February 2012
29. Progression
(Uncategorised)
... expand this section with information to help those who would like to move into coaching, or other areas of the world of target shooting.   ...
Created on 27 January 2012
30. Clubs - what to look for
(Uncategorised)
...   Coaching A well-run club should have at least one qualified coach among its members.  It may be helpful to know if the coach has attended a workshop or module on coaching people with disabilities, ...
Created on 26 January 2012
31. Di Coates
(Showcase)
... any athlete.  She has confirmed that Rio 2016 is not on her agenda, but she hopes to continue shooting internationally.  In addition, Di is now moving into coaching, and is particularly keen ...
Created on 07 January 2012
32. About us
(Uncategorised)
... Shooting, and Coaching and Development Manager for the NSRA Charlie Blow, member of the NSRA's Board of Management John Lloyd, member of the NSRA's Board of Management Olaf Jones, Disability Representative ...
Created on 03 January 2012
33. NSRA Rifleman: Rifleman - Summer 2009
(Phoca Download / Rifleman - Summer 2009)
Rifleman - Summer 2009: A Board's-eye View Can we help? Introducing DTSGB Notes from the Chariot - Starting shooting from a wheelchair Coaching disabled people Carry on competing - Universal ...
Created on 28 January 2012
34. Ability Sports & Active Lifestyle (2013-04-19)
(Events Calendar/Ability Sports & Active Lifestyle)
... 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, ...
Created on 14 November 2012
35. CPSA Coaching Conference (2013-02-24)
(Events Calendar/CPSA Coaching Conference)
CPSA Coaching Conference 1st CPSA Coaching Conference Information link Sadly, the programme does not include anything on disabled participation. St. George's Park, Burton  ...
Created on 05 January 2013
36. Disability Coaching Workshop (2013-04-23)
(Events Calendar/Disability Coaching Workshop)
Disability Coaching Workshop How to Coach Disabled People in Sport Tuesday 23 April 6.30-9.30 at Stafford Sports College Wolverhampton Road, ST17 9DJ Cost  £30.00 Suitable for all coaches, this workshop ...
Created on 16 April 2013
37. Coaching Disabled People Workshop (2013-06-06)
(Events Calendar/Coaching Disabled People Workshop)
Coaching Disabled People Workshop Organised by Living Sport at Cambridge Full details in our Hot News article The Meadows Community Centre, Cambridge This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  ...
Created on 31 May 2013
38. WheelPower In2 Sport Camp (2013-11-09)
(Events Calendar/WheelPower In2 Sport Camp)
WheelPower In2 Sport Camp The In2 Sport Camp is for those aged 18 – 30 with a physical impairment. The camp will provide the opportunity to receive coaching in a number of sports, including target shooting. ...
Created on 01 November 2013
39. WheelPower Junior Sports Camp (2013-11-23)
(Events Calendar/WheelPower Junior Sports Camp)
WheelPower Junior Sports Camp The Junior Sports Camp is open to youngsters aged 11 - 18 with a physical impairment. The camp will provide the opportunity to receive coaching in a number of sports, including ...
Created on 01 November 2013
40. WheelPower Junior Sports Camp (2014-03-08)
(Events Calendar/WheelPower Junior Sports Camp)
WheelPower Junior Sports Camp The Junior Sports Camp is open to youngsters aged 11 - 18 with a physical impairment. The camp will provide the opportunity to receive coaching in a number of sports, including ...
Created on 01 November 2013
41. WheelPower Junior Sports Camp (2014-11-29)
(Events Calendar/WheelPower Junior Sports Camp)
WheelPower Junior Sports Camp The Junior Sports Camp is open to youngsters aged 11 - 18 with a physical impairment. The camp will provide the opportunity to receive coaching in a number of sports, including ...
Created on 01 November 2013
42. Coaching Disabled People Workshop (2013-11-19)
(Events Calendar/Coaching Disabled People Workshop)
Coaching Disabled People Workshop Sports Coach UK workshop for coaches in any sport.   Full details on Pro-Active West London website. Book by 14th November.  London South Bank University  ...
Created on 11 November 2013
43. Surrey Sports Club Forums (2014-02-03)
(Events Calendar/Surrey Sports Club Forums)
... club administration, volunteers, getting to grips with IT to promote your club, coaching, attracting new members, and so forth.  Each day will be at a different venue around the county.   The full programme ...
Created on 11 November 2013
44. Surrey Sports Club Forums (2014-02-10)
(Events Calendar/Surrey Sports Club Forums)
... club administration, volunteers, getting to grips with IT to promote your club, coaching, attracting new members, and so forth.  Each day will be at a different venue around the county.   The full programme ...
Created on 11 November 2013
45. 2nd CPSA Coaching Conference (2014-02-23)
(Events Calendar/2nd CPSA Coaching Conference)
2nd CPSA Coaching Conference This year the CPSA is including in its Coaching Conference programme a workshop on Working with Disabled Performers by John Peacock and Jill Thickett.   Details and booking ...
Created on 20 February 2014

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£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.