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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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Lincolnshire Sport

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 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

Torch Trophy Trust

Torch Trophy Trust Bursaries

The Torch Trophy Trust is a charity that recognises, supports and rewards the tireless work of volunteers in sport and recreation.  The trust's annual round of bursaries provides financial support to individuals or groups wishing to undertake training to help their club, organisation or community.  Application can be made by an individual volunteer (coach, official, etc.) or club wishing to improve knowledge or coaching skills.  Applications can be submitted in the Autumn.  

Full details on the Trust's website.

 

Sports Coach UK

The excellent guide to sports funding produced jointly by Sports Coach UK, the County Sports Partnership Network and Skills Active, has been up-dated.  The January 2013 edition, available to download 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 will also fund other aspects of sport.  This is an excellent resource for any coach, club or shooting ground that is searching for project finance.  

Blair W

 

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 a minimum number of voluntary hours in the sport.   

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.
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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.