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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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After a lengthy period of gestation, the DSP's flagship scheme for accrediting clubs that are able to cater properly for people who are disabled or less able was officially launched at the Disabled Shooting Gala on 9th September.  

Leicester & District Smallbore Rifle & Pistol Club was the first club to pass the benchmarking process and receive its Focus Club certificate.  We are very grateful to them for agreeing to be the pioneers of a brand new system.  A number of other clubs have already applied to follow Leicester's lead.  It looks as if our Focus Club Administrator, DSP Volunteer Dave Poxon, is going to be kept very busy for some time, keeping up with the demand.  

Also at the Gala the first batch of DSP Clubs received their certificates.  These have not been through the benchmarking process, but have demonstrated that they are ready, willing and able to welcome people with a range of disabilities, and to do their very best to cater for them.  

Since the launch, we have up-dated the Clubs section of the website.  Visitors will now find there an overview of the Clubs Scheme, an explanation of Focus Clubs with access to guidance for applicants and a list of accredited clubs, plus an explanation of the DSP Clubs and a list of those that have been certificated.  

Our directory of Disabled-Friendly Clubs has been up-graded with the addition of location maps, and icons to indicate those that are Focus of DSP Clubs.  An e-form that clubs can use to submit their details for inclusion in the directory is now available in Downloads > Other Documents.  

We will shortly be sending an e-bulletin to all the clubs on our mailing list, to let them know of all these developments.   

Clubs, shooting grounds and other facilities interested in becoming Focus Clubs should contact DSP Volunteer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Those seeking DSP Club status should contact DSP Co-ordinator Liz Woodall

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Videos on disabled target shooting now on Vimeo and YouTube. You are invited to contribute your videos.

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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.  

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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.