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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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1. Surveys
(Category)
Other Surveys We are happy to promote the development of disabled sport, especially where this will also benefit Target Shooting, by offering our visitors the chance to respond to surveys set up by other ...
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2. Ideas
(Category)
... think may be useful or interesting to anyone involved in disabled shooting, please contact the DSP Co-ordinator, Liz Woodall, with the details.   If you are looking for tips, ideas, useful contacts, ...
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3. Funding News
(Category)
This section contains news of options that look particularly helpful for clubs or individuals who are seeking funding in connection any aspect of disabled target shooting.  We expect ...
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4. 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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5. Disabled Shooting Year
(Category)
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6. Competitions
(Category)
Opportunities for competing One of the really great things about target shooting as a sport is that for many competitions disabled and less-able participants compete against the fully able; they are ...
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7. Coaching
(Category)
This section is intended to be a resource centre for coaches working with disabled and less-able shooters.  Gathered together here is information about opportunities for coaches to develop their skills, ...
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8. Keith Morriss
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
... both with aspiring Paralympic shooters with DTSGB, and with able-bodied shooters.  In 2009 he became the first disabled person in the world to qualify as an ISSF Coach.  Keith has been shooting ...
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9. Julie Sperling
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
Julie Sperling, DSP Working Group - Clay Target, Whilst not a shooter herself, Julie is married to an enthusiastic clay target shooter who is disabled.  As chair of the Disabled Shooters' ...
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10. John Lloyd
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
... chair he ensured that the extensive alterations to the club's various ranges took into account the needs of disabled shooters, thereby increasing the shooting opportunities for disabled members.  ...
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11. F Class UK
(Contacts / Other Organisations)
F Class UK, Discipline governing body, F Class is a disabled-friendly full-bore rifle discipline which is administered in Britain by F Class UK.    ...
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12. DSG
(Contacts / Other Organisations)
DSG, Disabled CT administration, The Disabled Shooters' Group administers clay target shooting for people with disabilities, under the aegis of the CPSA.  The Group organises events at disabled-accessible ...
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13. British Shooting
(Contacts / Other Organisations)
... of the sport Running the elite performance programme for British international shooting in Olympic disciplines Running the Disabled Shooting Project Development and promotion of the whole sport Negotiating ...
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14. International Development
(Hot News)
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.    ...
Created on 29 May 2014
15. International Development Plans
(International)
Can you help? It has long been clear from our contacts with individual shooters and clubs that there is a big demand for more high-level competitions that are open to disabled and less-able shooters. ...
Created on 29 May 2014
16. Acoustic Shooting Facilities
(Acoustic)
... Shooting Association – Thorn, Dunstable, Bedfordshire  Blackburn Acoustic Rifle Club - Lancashire Bon Accord Rifle Club – Aberdeen, Scotland Carmarthenshire Disabled ...
Created on 06 March 2014
17. Overview of Blind/VI Shooting
(Acoustic)
... with other disabled shooting disciplines and the possibility of competitive entry into Europe on the horizon, the appeal, scope and renown of this sport seem only set to increase in times to come.  ...
Created on 06 March 2014
18. IPC progress on Clay Target
(International)
...  Julie Sperling, chair of the Disabled Shooters' Group, has confirmed that plans are in hand to send a British team to Suhl.  Anyone who would like to be considered for inclusion in the team should ...
Created on 23 February 2014
19. Lincolnshire Disabled Shooting Day
(Events News)
An excellent "come and have a go" day was run by Lincolnshire SRA on 11th January 2014.  On offer were acoustic shooting for blind/VI, air rifle and pistol, and archery.  This was a fantastic ...
Created on 31 January 2014
20. No CT for 2020 Paralympics
(International)
22nd January 2014 The IPC has announced the list of new sports and new disciplines in existing sports that are under consideration for inclusion in the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo.  Many disabled ...
Created on 24 January 2014
21. Dynamic Gloucestershire
(DSP Blog)
... a recent visit we discovered that this is a really exciting project, which will be fully disabled-accessible, because the association wants to encourage and promote more disabled and less-able people to ...
Created on 24 January 2014
22. Launch of Clubs Scheme
(DSP News)
After a lengthy period of gestation, the DSP's flagship scheme for accrediting clubs that are able to cater properly for people who are disabled or less able was officially launched at the Disabled ...
Created on 22 November 2013
23. Our Clubs Scheme
(Our Clubs Schemes)
Clubs for Disabled Shooters Everyone knows that clubs are the backbone of any sport, and target shooting is no exception. That’s why, when we were exploring how best to cater for disabled and less-able ...
Created on 22 November 2013
24. Leicester & District Smallbore R&PC
(Focus Clubs)
... 2013.   Located in Groby, north-west of Leicester, the club has an excellent profile as a fully disabled-accessible target shooting venue.  One of the DSP's long-standing supporters, Ray Cockayne, ...
Created on 22 November 2013
25. DSP Clubs
(DSP Clubs)
... disabled parking, toilets, etc.  Or the club is not big enough to have the resources for a good range of equipment, coach training, and so forth.   A great many clubs in this position nevertheless ...
Created on 22 November 2013
26. DSP Clubs List
(DSP Clubs)
... regular basis.  For more information about any of the clubs on this list, please find them in our on-line database of Disabled-Friendly Clubs.   Bisley Field Target Organisation - Surrey The ...
Created on 21 November 2013
27. £287,087 for Shooting Clubs
(Funding News)
... buildings and facilities.   The recipients are: Cambridgeshire TSA– £50,000 for development of their outdoor range complex at Norman Cross, near Peterborough, to include full disabled access. ...
Created on 21 November 2013
28. Funding Guidance & Information
(Helpful Stuff)
Need information on funding for any aspect of disabled target shooting?  Check out the extensive Funding section on this site.   ...
Created on 19 November 2013
29. Advice for Clubs
(Helpful Stuff)
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 ...
Created on 19 November 2013
30. Introduction to Field Target
(Disciplines)
...  For an excellent and full description of Field Target, watch the video What is Field Target?  Because of the terrain in which it takes place, Field Target is often difficult for disabled ...
Created on 19 November 2013
31. 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
32. DSP Surveys Launch
(DSP News)
Data Needed Urgently! Target Shooting as a sport has very little data about both the disabled and less-able people who are taking part in it, and the grass-roots organisations that are catering for ...
Created on 17 November 2013
33. York Disability Sport Survey
(Surveys)
... all of which has been useful and encouraging. While some of the results have helped us identify what physical activities disabled people in York want to take part in that are currently not available, the ...
Created on 17 November 2013
34. 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
35. We're popular!
(DSP Blog)
... in Peterborough and target shooting came out as one of the sports disabled people in Peterborough expressed an interest in getting involved with.  In fact it came out almost at the top of our poll!”. ...
Created on 14 November 2013
36. Shooting Movies!
(DSP News)
... relating to any aspect of disabled target shooting.  If you are able to let us have suitable material, or know someone else who can, please read on - and spread the word.   Why do we want ...
Created on 12 November 2013
37. Disabled Shooting Awards 2013
(DSP News)
... by Charlie Blow, who sits on the NSRA Board of Management and the DSP Working Group, and without whom the DSP would never have got off the ground.   Disabled-Friendly Club – 60+ Members Blackburn ...
Created on 11 November 2013
38. DSP On-line Video
(DSP News)
...  We are now delighted to announce that a Vimeo channel has been set up for us by NoneSucheMedia, who are working with us on production of a range of videos about disabled target shooting.  Available ...
Created on 10 November 2013
39. Disabled Shooting Gala 2013
(Past Events)
8th September 2013 Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley Camp The weekend 7/8 September featured not only the NRA Open Day throughout Bisley Camp, but also our major event of the year, the Disabled Shooting Gala ...
Created on 01 November 2013
40. DSP Videos
(Hot News)
Videos on disabled target shooting now on Vimeo and YouTube. You are invited to contribute your videos.  ...
Created on 12 September 2013
41. Shooting Scholarships
(Funding News)
... a number of target shooters, including disabled shooters. Sky Sports Scholarships have been awarded to talented and elite disabled athletes.   For those who might consider studying abroad, there ...
Created on 01 September 2013
42. DSP Gala and Presentations
(DSP News)
Disabled Shooting Gala and Presentation of Disabled Shooting Awards   When: Sunday, 8th September 2013, 10.30am to 4.30pm Where: Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley Camp, Surrey GU24 0NP  ...
Created on 26 August 2013
43. CT Summer Training Camps
(Events News)
As announced in the September 2013 issue of Pull! magazine (page 66), The DSG has set up arrangements for Summer training camps and masterclasses for disabled clay target shooters.  They include: ...
Created on 26 August 2013
44. DSP on YouTube!
(DSP News)
Take a look at our shiny new YouTube channel DisabledShootingGBR. For the moment we've just assembled playlists of other people's videos that are useful, interesting or entertaining. We'll be adding ...
Created on 12 August 2013
45. Safeguarding
(Help for Clubs)
... who are disabled and many who have an age-related impairment.  More information, plus further advice on how to negotiate the sometimes tricky field of safeguarding generally, is on the S+RA website, ...
Created on 03 July 2013
46. EFDS Inclusion Club Hub
(Help for Clubs)
Disability Toolkit for Clubs The English Federation for Disability Sport has launched an on-line resource to help sports clubs that wish to become more disabled-friendly.   The Inclusion Club ...
Created on 02 July 2013
47. The Disabled Shooting Awards
(DSP News)
... awards scheme has been launched, and nominations can be made now. Award categories include not only disabled shooters, but coaches, volunteers, clubs, shooting grounds, etc. The full list is set out ...
Created on 16 May 2013
48. Disabled Shooting Awards
(Disabled Shooting Year)
... was launched as part of the Disabled Shooting Year.   Award categories include not only disabled shooters, but coaches, volunteers, clubs, shooting grounds, etc. The full list is set out in the ...
Created on 14 May 2013
49. DSP Regional Conferences 2013
(DSP News)
... delighted that the delegates represented almost every target shooting discipline, and included coaches, range officers and volunteers as well as club officials and disabled shooters at all ability levels. ...
Created on 25 April 2013
50. Cyprus CT GP
(International)
... up his medal-winning success in the 1st Disabled CT Grand Prix in Italy in 2011.  The event is hosted by the Cyprus Shooting Sport Federation.  If we are able to obtain relevant results and ...
Created on 22 February 2013

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.