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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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DSP Blog

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The DSP blog records some of the topics and issues that crop up in the course of the Project's work. Maintained by Liz Woodall, the DSP Co-ordinator, it is at times a personal view of the progress being made.  Please contact Liz if you have some information that you think might be suitable for inclusion here.

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Friday, 22nd June 2012

If a picture is worth a thousand words, moving pictures are worth ten thousand words when it comes to getting the disabled shooting message across. 

Read more: Shooting movies

Thursday, 14th June 2012

This week I heard the sad tale of a situation that I hadn’t previously come across in four years of involvement with disabled shooting.  It came from a club that can only shoot .22 rifle in the prone position, but also has an airgun range.  For safety reasons there’s a strict limit on the height of rifle barrels from the ground on the .22 range, which is constructed in such a way as to prevent shooting at a greater height. 

Read more: Do as you would be done by

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 Crack open the bubbly!  We got our 100th follower on Twitter today – and the crowning glory is that it was @ParalympicsGB.  An extra bit of gilt is that the 99th was @ParasportUK. 

Read more: Twitterings

Friday 1st June 2012

Amazing news received today, in the shape of a report by the CPSA’s Richard Worthington about Sean Dilley, a blind clay target shooter!  This is a great development, although unfortunately there is no clear explanation of how he actually does it.  Apparently he is working with an engineer on developing clay targets that make a noise when they are in flight. 

Read more: Sound and Sight

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Monday 14th May 2012

One of the joys of working on a project like this is that you never know what lies ahead.  Obviously we have an overall plan, and much of what I do is scheduled well in advance, but new ideas and initiatives crop up from time to time, and the beauty of this sort of set-up is that we can take them on board without having to go through an interminable rigmarole of seeking approval from committees. 

Read more: Research and development

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Saturday 5th May 2012

After years of organising events in shooting, the Army Cadets, Women’s Institute and so forth I find the routine is pretty well ingrained now.

Read more: Not according to plan !

2nd May 2012

I spent a most interesting evening at Aldersley at the invitation of Trevor Haynes (see previous blog entry).  It was a gathering of interested parties from Shropshire and Staffordshire, brought together to be briefed on Trevor’s remit, and to provide some initial feedback on what could usefully be done to help target shooting in the region. 

Read more: Communications and counties

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£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.