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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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1. Vision
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... this topic which we contributed to the December 2012 issue of Target Shooter on-line magazine can be found in the Downloads section of this site.  More information on many of the items of equipment ...
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2. Surveys
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... they manage any information you might provide to them. Always check the Privacy Policy of any site you give your personal information to.  ...
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3. Profiles
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This section contains information about shooters with various disabilities, shooting various disciplines.  This illustrates the type and range of options open to those who are considering taking up our ...
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4. Local Awards
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Please Note We cannot guarantee that the information given here is up to date, so please check locally.  Weblinks given are for the best information we have found; often they lead to last ...
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5. Information
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This web site is still being developed! We are so excited about our brand-new web site that we want you to be able to experience it straight away, but a few pages are not yet complete - like this one. ...
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6. Funding News
(Category)
... to be adding fresh items quite frequently, so it will be worth re-visiting from time to time.  If you have information on any relevant funding that may be of interest to others, please send details ...
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7. Equipment
(Category)
We will be adding more information to this section of the site as quickly as possible, please come back and have another look.  ...
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8. DSP Blog
(Category)
... made.  Please contact Liz if you have some information that you think might be suitable for inclusion here.  ...
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9. Disciplines
(Category)
Here we have gathered together information, including links to videos and other sites, from which you can get a flavour of what the principal target shooting disciplines involve.  A more comprehensive guide ...
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10. Competitions
(Category)
... up of as many disciplines as possible to people with disabilities.  In the meantime, we can give details of competition opportunities that we are aware of.  The information in this section covers domestic ...
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11. 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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12. International Development Plans
(International)
... national federations as possible, inviting them to provide information about the shooting disciplines in which they have a demand for international competition. It should then be possible to start setting ...
Created on 29 May 2014
13. Focus on: Blind/VI Shooting
(DSP News)
... by one of the TV channels seeking information about blind biathlon, with a view to including a piece about it in one of their programmes in the run-up to the Winter Paralympics.  If this is broadcast, ...
Created on 07 March 2014
14. Acoustic Shooting Facilities
(Acoustic)
... using the equipment, and some notice will be needed to make it ready for use. This list is updated as new facilities are set up.  More information on all of them can be found in the Clubs section ...
Created on 06 March 2014
15. Benefit of Shooting Sports to the UK
(Surveys)
... impact, the number of jobs supported, both directly and through the supply chain, and the social benefits.  Information gathered from this exercise will be used to support efforts to protect the sport.  ...
Created on 05 March 2014
16. Biathlon at Sochi Paralympics
(International)
... sport, and it will be well worthwhile taking time to watch the races on Channel 4.   More information on the Sochi Games website.   ...
Created on 23 February 2014
17. 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
18. Help for Clubs
(Help for Clubs)
Some of the major national sports bodies have set up programmes and schemes designed to help sports clubs to flourish.  Information and links for such programmes that may be useful to target shooting ...
Created on 20 February 2014
19. 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
20. Barnwood Trust
(Funding News)
... although eligibility is quite restricted.   Information and application details on the Trust's website.   ...
Created on 24 January 2014
21. Web Site Problems
(FAQ)
If you are experiencing problems with this web site, here are a few things to try that might help:- Make sure that your browser is accepting site cookies. These are little snippets of information that ...
Created on 17 January 2014
22. Getting the most from this site
(FAQ)
...  Chrome 17 (XY and newer preferred) Opera 11.6 Cookies Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored on your computer when you visit a web page, and are returned when you visit another ...
Created on 22 November 2013
23. Our Clubs Scheme
(Our Clubs Schemes)
... to make the effort to cater for some members who are disabled or less-able, can be certificated as DSP Clubs. For more detailed information on these two categories, please look in the appropriate section ...
Created on 22 November 2013
24. 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
25. £287,087 for Shooting Clubs
(Funding News)
... applying for grants are welcome to contact Liz Woodall to request letters of support, information packs to accompany bids, and so forth. Ticking the “helps disabled participants” box on funding applications ...
Created on 21 November 2013
26. Vision for Shooters
(Helpful Stuff)
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 ...
Created on 19 November 2013
27. 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
28. Advice for Clubs
(Helpful Stuff)
... activities. More information  ...
Created on 19 November 2013
29. DSP Surveys Launch
(DSP News)
... them.  Until very recently none of the national governing bodies held any such information, and due to the limitations of existing computer systems it is going to be some time before they can start ...
Created on 17 November 2013
30. SE Clubs Survey
(Surveys)
... community sport. Information & Survey    ...
Created on 17 November 2013
31. Sport in the Black Country
(Surveys)
Black Country in Motion Survey Coventry University are gathering information for Black Country Be Active on attitudes to and opinions about doing sport. Information & survey  ...
Created on 17 November 2013
32. Provision in Worcester
(Surveys)
... and supporting successful provision of disability sport in Worcester. Information & survey  ...
Created on 17 November 2013
33. Disability Sport needs in Nottinghamshire
(Surveys)
... link to give your views and opinions, and perhaps it may help in establishing a local disability sport club near you. Information & survey  ...
Created on 17 November 2013
34. Disability Sport in Kirklees
(Surveys)
... the future, this is a great opportunity for participants to tell us what specific sporting activities and physical activity opportunities are needed in Kirklees. Information & survey  ...
Created on 17 November 2013
35. York Disability Sport Survey
(Surveys)
... about to be introduced. Information & survey  ...
Created on 17 November 2013
36. We're popular!
(DSP Blog)
14th November 2013 Two very similar pieces of information received from completely different organisations in the space of a fortnight shine a spotlight on something that much of target shooting needs ...
Created on 14 November 2013
37. Intellectual Disabilities in Target Shooting
(Past Events)
... helpful piece of information that came out was that some of the disability organisations will provide workshops for people who wish to learn about the characteristics of those with a particular disability, ...
Created on 13 November 2013
38. Review of IPC Athlete Classification
(International)
... for the 2010 Games in Tokyo.   More information on Inside The Games.   ...
Created on 04 November 2013
39. Disabled Shooting Gala 2013
(Past Events)
... been fixed it will be published as widely as possible, in the hope that lots more people will come and help us to celebrate, join in the appreciation, and have even more fun! More information about ...
Created on 01 November 2013
40. Shooting Scholarships
(Funding News)
Receiving a request for information about university spors scholarships for target shooting prompted some on-line research.  The results may be of interest to others.  We have not had much ...
Created on 01 September 2013
41. Please Do Our Surveys!
(Hot News)
Information about people and facilities is vital to our work (and funding). YOU can help by completing our People and Clubs/Grounds Surveys.  ...
Created on 10 August 2013
42. World Dwarf Games 2013
(International)
... 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 ...
Created on 03 August 2013
43. 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
44. EFDS Inclusion Club Hub
(Help for Clubs)
... offer.  When the questions have been answered the system provides a "personalised toolkit" for your club, setting out helpful information and links on areas where development seems to be needed, and ...
Created on 02 July 2013
45. The Disabled Shooting Awards
(DSP News)
... on Sunday 8th September - information about the event will be published shortly.   Thank you!  ...
Created on 16 May 2013
46. DSP Regional Conferences 2013
(DSP News)
... of people from completely different shooting backgrounds all getting to know each other, swopping ideas and information, and leaving as good friends. We would like to thank all these pioneers for what ...
Created on 25 April 2013
47. Full-bore & F Class Leaflet
(DSP News)
... highlights the most accessible options for those with disabilities.  The leaflet is available in our Downloads, and included in the DSP information packs.  Hard copies can be requested from DSP ...
Created on 20 February 2013
48. Browser Cookies
(FAQ)
Cookies in use on this site This site uses cookies as a necessary part of delivering the site to you, and also to collect anonymous information on the pages visited.  By using our web site you agree ...
Created on 16 February 2013
49. 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
50. New Funding Infopack
(Funding News)
A comprehensive package of information on sources of funding and how to apply for it has been put together by Herefordshire Council.  The content is not restricted to Herefordshire, but will be ...
Created on 03 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

Union Jack moneybox

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.