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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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The NSRA has announced the team selection for the European .22 and Airgun Benchrest Championships 2013.  The event will take place at Plzen, Czech Republic, from 3rd to 16th August.  

The 17-strong team includes three Juniors.  The Team Manager will be Andy Dubreuil, who is taking on other roles within the sport since making the sad decision to give up his own shooting for medical reasons.  

The full selection list is published on the NSRA website

Cyprus SSF

Clay Target competitors are gathering at Larnaca in Cyprus for the Grand Prix which runs from 22nd February to 4th March.  British shooter Laugharne Jones will be taking part, and hopes to follow up his medal-winning success in the 1st Disabled CT Grand Prix in Italy in 2011. 

The event is hosted by the Cyprus Shooting Sport Federation.  If we are able to obtain relevant results and news from the organisers we will publish them here. 

twitter Follow Laugharne on @LaugharneJones.  

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This is the latest addition to our suite of leaflets covering various aspects of disabled target shooting.  It gives an outline of the disciplines governed by the National Rifle Association, and 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 Co-ordinator Liz Woodall

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Good communications are vital to the Disabled Shooting Project, so we’re very pleased to introduce the latest vehicle in our e-comms fleet.

A system for delivering fully-formatted e-newletters has been set up to replace the previous simple e-mailed bulletins. The first DSP News was despatched on 3rd February, publicising our Regional Conferences to all of our existing target shooting contacts. It seems to be well-received.  Anyone who would like to have a copy can request it from DSP Co-ordinator Liz Woodall.  

Read more: New DSP e-Newsletter

Herefordshire Council

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 helpful to those seeking funding all over the country, although naturally there is some emphasis on the Welsh Marches area.  The documentation is accessible via the council website.

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A new idea in funding for sports clubs’ projects

Extract from a BBC News Cambridgeshire article

The gym where Olympic medallist Louis Smith trained is set to expand to meet demand created by the 2012 games. The club has been trying to push through plans and raise funds for an expansion for eight years.

Read more: Grants + Council Loan

SE Inspired Facility

Cambridgeshire Target Shooting Association will receive an Inspired Facilities grant of £50,000 from Sport England towards the cost of developing the Norman Cross range complex near Peterborough.  The project will create a regional centre of excellence for several target shooting disciplines, and will cater for a wide range of disabilities. 

Read more: Sport England support Norman Cross

A Chance to Meet, Learn and Explore

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We are proud and delighted to announce the launch of our six Disabled Shooting Conferences. These are one of the flagship schemes of the Disabled Shooting Year.

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Anyone with an interest in any aspect of disabled target shooting 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.

For a list of the conferences, and links to detailed information sheets and the registration form, see the main article.

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.