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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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. Vision
(Category)
...  This section of our website introduces a variety of options and solutions that may be helpful to shooters in most disciplines, and gives links to further useful reading.  A general outline of ...
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2. General
(Category)
The equipment featured in this section may be used in a range of different target shooting disciplines. 
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3. Focus Clubs
(Category)
... In return, the DSP will help the Focus Clubs to develop themselves in any way that will benefit disabled shooting – and that generally means it will benefit all the rest of the members, too. Please apply ...
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4. Community Sport & Recreation Awards
(Funding News)
... below will receive £1,000 each, and the overall winner gets £2,500.  Nominations can be submitted in the Spring, generally closing at the beginning of May. Categories for 2014 were: Volunteer ...
Created on 29 May 2014
5. IPC progress on Clay Target
(International)
... General Franz Schreiber and the ISSF Vice-President and FITAC President Luciano Rossi, in a join delegation of the International Shooting Sport Federation and of the Italian Shotgun Shooting Federation ...
Created on 23 February 2014
6. 2016 Paralympics
(International)
... rolls out during 2014 and 2015 we will report on British shooters' progress towards selection.   There is some general information about the Paralympics on the IPC website.    ...
Created on 24 January 2014
7. Coaching Disabled People
(Coaching)
... as possible, or if we are helping an existing shooter to develop.  Disabled people generally don’t mind discussing what they can and can’t do, and will talk about it openly – again, the difficulty ...
Created on 19 November 2013
8. 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
9. 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
10. New DSP e-Newsletter
(DSP News)
... up a number of subscriber groups. This means everyone can sign up to receive information only on topics that they are actually interested in. We will also send out general newsletters, highlighting things ...
Created on 04 February 2013
11. Vision for Shooters
(Uncategorised)
...  This section of our website introduces a variety of options and solutions that may be helpful to shooters in most disciplines, and gives links to further useful reading.  A general outline of ...
Created on 10 January 2013
12. Vision - Solutions to Problems - Introduction
(Vision)
Problems with vision caused by injury, illness, age-related conditions or just general deterioration over the years are one of the commonest causes of shooters giving up the sport.  This is a great ...
Created on 03 January 2013
13. 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
14. General - Safety Spectacles
(General)
... style is generally preferred.  The lenses may be plain or tinted; some models come with a selection of different coloured lenses that can be fitted for different light conditions.  When choosing, ...
Created on 03 January 2013
15. NSRA Rifle Meeting
(DSP Blog)
... of individual shooters who need help and clubs that could do with advice, as well as all sorts of news of who is doing what, the latest inventions, new initiatives, etc.  Well, yes, and the general ...
Created on 22 August 2012
16. Benchrest, Pool and Kit Kats
(People News)
... a Scatt training session with his FWB.  We were not sure at first how much benefit would be seen in the Scatt, but even shooting from the bench the effects of trigger control, timing and general aiming ...
Created on 17 August 2012
17. CPSA Awards - Nominations close (2013-01-25)
(Events Calendar/CPSA Awards - Nominations close)
CPSA Awards - Nominations close 2nd Annual CPSA Awards Categories include 'Disabled Shooter of the Year'. Nominations close on 25th January 2013.  Nominations link
Created on 05 January 2013
18. DAD, Warrington (2013-07-14)
(Events Calendar/DAD, Warrington)
DAD, Warrington Disability Action Day at Warrington A major event for anyone with disabilities who is looking for opportunities in sport, leisure and life in general.  DSP hopes to be there.  The NSRA's ...
Created on 22 February 2013
19. 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
20. IPC Para CT Match (2014-07-22)
(Events Calendar/IPC Para CT Match)
IPC Para CT Match This will be the first international Clay Target match held by the IPC, and will take place during the IPC World Championships as an exhibition event.   More information, and how to ...
Created on 23 February 2014

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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.  

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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.