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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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1. Focus Clubs
(Category)
These are the DSP’s flagship clubs, benchmarked to demonstrate that they are fully able to cater for shooters with a wide range of disabilities. Our ultimate target is to have one Focus Club in each ...
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2. 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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3. UKBRA
(Contacts / Other Organisations)
UKBRA, Discipline governing body, The UK Benchrest Association administers full-bore benchrest disciplines.    ...
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4. Olaf Jones
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
Olaf Jones, DSP Working Group - Fullbore + F Class, Olaf is the NRA's Disability Representative.  As a result of losing part of his left arm in a motorcycle accident, he shoots full-bore target rifle ...
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5. NRA
(Contacts / Other Organisations)
NRA, NGB, The National Rifle Association UK is the national governing body for full-bore target shooting, and runs the National Shooting Centre at Bisley, Surrey.  ...
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6. Liz Woodall
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
Liz Woodall, DSP Co-ordinator, Liz first picked up a target rifle at the age of 14.  Since then her involvement in the sport has ranged through smallbore rifle, air rifle, full-bore, service rifle, ...
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7. 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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8. International Development Plans
(International)
... up international postal matches to get things moving. Hopefully those will generate an interest in shoulder-to-shoulder competitions, which will lead to countries hosting international events in the non-IPC ...
Created on 29 May 2014
9. GBR medals at Szczecin 2014
(International)
... excellent results, finishing second in the overall medal table, behind Russia. The shooters brought home two team golds, plus two golds and a silver in the individual events. Unfortunately, the full ...
Created on 29 May 2014
10. Grants in Essex
(Funding News)
...  Funding is available for a wide range of things, and can be granted to individuals for participation in sport.   Full details, including a telephone helpline, on the Foundation's website.  ...
Created on 29 May 2014
11. Community Sport & Recreation Awards
(Funding News)
... management School  links Professional club community programme of the year Green thinking Inovative project  Plus the Community Sport & Recreation Overall Winner.   Full ...
Created on 29 May 2014
12. Coaching Grants in Lincs
(Funding for Coaches)
... must be made by individual coaches, not by clubs, and the submission deadline is 1st August 2014.  Full details are on the Lincolnshire Sport website.   ...
Created on 29 May 2014
13. £150 Coaching Grants in Lincs
(Funding News)
... must be made by individual coaches, not by clubs, and the submission deadline is 1st August 2014.  Full details are on the Lincolnshire Sport website.   ...
Created on 29 May 2014
14. Focus on: Blind/VI Shooting
(DSP News)
... (which can be fully grant-funded), and/or some blind/VI support organisations with premises where 10-metre ranges can be set up for this purpose.   During this month we are liaising with existing ...
Created on 07 March 2014
15. IPC progress on Clay Target
(International)
... contact Julie as soon as possible.  We will publish more information on this topic as soon as it comes to hand.   The full text of the announcement follows.   The ISSF Secretary ...
Created on 23 February 2014
16. Blind/VI Shooting on Isle of Man
(Events News)
... are full reports of the opening, attended by over 100 people, on BBC Isle of Man and IsleofMan.com, and an excellent video by Manx TV.   ...
Created on 20 February 2014
17. Sport England Club Leaders
(Help for Clubs)
... good housekeeping in these areas, so this package might be particularly helpful to them.   Full details on the programme's website.   ...
Created on 20 February 2014
18. Lincolnshire Disabled Shooting Day
(Events News)
... initiative by the Lincolnshire team, led by Dave Carter, ably supported by Charlie Blow of the NSRA and most of the clubs in the county.   Photographs and full story are on The Lincolnite website.  ...
Created on 31 January 2014
19. No CT for 2020 Paralympics
(International)
... to develop, demonstrate and promote élite disabled Clay Target shooting to the world.   The full announcement is on the IPC website.  ...
Created on 24 January 2014
20. 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
21. Getting the most from this site
(FAQ)
... add-ons that change the colours or contrast of web pages, screen readers, etc. If you use these tools, we cannot guarantee full compatibility although we attempt to design web pages that do not cause unnessary ...
Created on 22 November 2013
22. Our Clubs Scheme
(Our Clubs Schemes)
... shooters, we realised that clubs and shooting grounds would be the keystone to the infrastructure we need to create. Obviously there are a great many clubs, covering the full range of target shooting ...
Created on 22 November 2013
23. 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
24. DSP Clubs List
(DSP Clubs)
...  Easingwold Rifle Club - Yorkshire A smallbore club with excellent modern indoor facilities that are fully disabled-accessible. Goole Social & Shooting Club - Yorkshire Already catering for a ...
Created on 21 November 2013
25. £287,087 for Shooting Clubs
(Funding News)
In 2013 five target shooting clubs have applied successfully for funding from the Sport England ‘Inspired Facilities’ scheme. This gives grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 for the development of ...
Created on 21 November 2013
26. 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
27. Shooting Movies!
(DSP News)
... have their names added (full name, or just first name), please supply the name(s)! If they wish to remain anonymous, that’s fine. ● Make sure you let us have your full contact details; your name, telephone ...
Created on 12 November 2013
28. Disabled Shooting Awards 2013
(DSP News)
...  Olaf Jones, National Rifle Association Disability Representative – for his achievements in raising the profile of disabled participation in full-bore shooting, and his work on development of new and ...
Created on 11 November 2013
29. 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
30. 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
31. Disabled Shooting Gala 2013
(Past Events)
... for our first promotional videos for disabled target shooting, which are now available on our Vimeo channel.   Lots of Guests Over 100 people came to the Gala. They represented the full breadth ...
Created on 01 November 2013
32. DSP Gala and Presentations
(DSP News)
... full details, see our main article.   ...
Created on 26 August 2013
33. DTSGB and DSP
(DSP News)
... was recognised by holding the August WG meeting at Stoke Mandeville.   James holds a number of posts in the various parts of DTSGB; a full record of his appointments is on their website.  His ...
Created on 12 August 2013
34. 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
35. 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
36. CT News from Larnaca
(International)
... the night and freezing cold cos the heating was on timed! :(( 8.15am - Just had a full breakfast in Reading services. 10.00am - Just arrived at Gatwick – SNOWING. Glad I'm booked on the next flight ...
Created on 24 February 2013
37. Introducing Ann Wild OBE
(Girl with Gun)
... things that can be shot or that explode in some way or another. I was born with a congenital disability called Spina Bifida, and am a full-time wheelchair user. I started shooting after I retired from ...
Created on 23 February 2013
38. Team for European Benchrest 2013
(International)
... reasons.   The full selection list is published on the NSRA website.   ...
Created on 23 February 2013
39. Full-bore & F Class Leaflet
(DSP News)
This is the latest addition to our suite of leaflets covering various aspects of disabled target shooting.  It gives an outline of the disciplines governed by the National Rifle Association, and ...
Created on 20 February 2013
40. New DSP e-Newsletter
(DSP News)
Good communications are vital to the Disabled Shooting Project, so we’re very pleased to introduce the latest vehicle in our e-comms fleet. A system for delivering fully-formatted e-newletters has ...
Created on 04 February 2013
41. Regional Conferences
(Disabled Shooting Year)
... in this area of the sport Offer delegates a valuable chance to meet other people in this field, swap ideas and experiences, and make useful contacts   The Conferences To access full information ...
Created on 29 January 2013
42. The Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation
(Funding News)
... Grants can be small (up to £5,000), medium (£5,000 to £25,000) or large (over £25,000).  Full details on their website.  ...
Created on 06 January 2013
43. Vision - Enhancement Options
(Vision)
... if they have been worked hard on a computer screen, through a windscreen or on close handwork.  Going shooting in the evening after a full day at this sort of occupation is not ideal, although often ...
Created on 03 January 2013
44. Vision - Solutions to Problems - Rules
(Vision)
... chosen discipline.  For more information about this see the section on NSRA Dispensations. Small-bore and full-bore rifle shooters who have vision problems are allowed to use various devices which ...
Created on 03 January 2013
45. Vision - Eye Protection
(Vision)
... It is available in the Downloads section of our website.  Full-bore rifles Small-bore firearms Airguns Modern locking breech mechanisms on these types of guns are very safe, and ammunition is ...
Created on 03 January 2013
46. Rifle - Sights - Use of opposite eye
(Rifle)
...  Offset Sights These are available for small-bore and full-bore target rifles, and for telescopic sights as well as iron sights.  Gehmann No. 857 – offset sight bases   For information ...
Created on 03 January 2013
47. General - Shooting Spectacles
(General)
The use of spectacles designed specifically for target shooting, instead of those used for everyday wear, is strongly recommended.  Proper shooting spectacles are fully adjustable.  This means ...
Created on 03 January 2013
48. Disability Awareness
(Uncategorised)
... - patience and listening carefully with respect will provide the answers. The film will be used as a training aid by Hampshire County Council, but with the agreement of the group who made the film it is ...
Created on 03 January 2013
49. Disability Awareness
(Disability Awareness)
... - patience and listening carefully with respect will provide the answers. The film will be used as a training aid by Hampshire County Council, but with the agreement of the group who made the film it is ...
Created on 03 January 2013
50. Arthur Wood of Swansea - Unsung Hero
(People News)
... meant that Arthur went forward as the Welsh candidate for the BBC’s UK SPOTY awards on 16th December.  A full report on Arthur’s award, including footage of him at the club, is on the BBC website. ...
Created on 23 December 2012

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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.