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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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Key Aims: Inform, Encourage and Inspire

Anyone with an interest in any aspect of disabled target shooting, or who would like to find out about it, is most welcome to sign up for one of the conferences, which will take place at disabled shooting venues throughout England.  Each conference will cover all disabled target shooting disciplines, and any type of disability, so anyone wishing to attend can pick the most convenient date and venue, regardless of where they are actually based.  We hope to be able to welcome shooters, coaches, club officials, shooting ground managers, disability support organisations, technical specialists, and others.  


The conference programme is intended to:

  • Show the many and varied opportunities and options that the sport offers to people with disabilities
  • Provide information, and sources of information, particularly for clubs, shooting grounds, coaches and officials catering for different disabilities
  • Set out plans for future development 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

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The Conferences

To access full information on each conference, please click on the region. 

South East Region - Saturday 16th February at SportsAble, Maidenhead, Berkshire

South West Region - Sunday 3rd March at Purbeck Shooting School, Wareham, Dorset

North East Region - Saturday 9th March at Easingwold Rifle Club, North Yorkshire

North West Region - Sunday 10th March at Blackburn Rifle & Pistol Club, Lancashire

East Region - Sunday 17th March at Norman Cross Ranges, near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

West Region - Sunday 24th March at Royal National College for the Blind, Hereford



The registration form in .pdf format is available HERE to print and complete manually.  It can then be posted or scanned for submission by e-mail. 

For a Word version to complete on-screen and submit by e-mail please contact the DSP Co-ordinator Liz Woodall

Please spread the word about these conferences to everyone you know who might wish to attend.  A flyer giving key information about all of them is available in our Downloads.

We are looking forward very much to meeting people from every area of disabled target shooting.  All the helpful and interesting information gathered from the conferences will be published on-line, and made available as widely as possible. 

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.