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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has honoured SportsAble shooting coach Alan Kenny with its Sports Lifetime Achievement Award for 2012.  Alan introduced Paralympic shooter Georgina Callingham to the sport.  Read more about this award on the Sportsable website.


Our warm congratulations to Sarah Bond on her recent appointment as Shooting Sport Manager to the International Paralympic Committee. 

Sarah’s shooting career started as a youngster at Felixstowe Rifle Club in Suffolk.  She was a member of the GB Junior Rifle & Pistol Squad for several years, and being elected Squad Captain before she became a senior. 

Read more: British IPC Appointment

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Young Milton Keynes pistol shooter Becky Porte only took up the sport in 2011, but this summer she was selected for the prestigious Paralympic Inspiration Programme.  This aims to fast-track talented athletes towards the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. 

An interview with Becky can be viewed on YouTube.  You can follow her on Twitter: @BeckyPorte. 

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SportsAble member Tim Gebbels, who has been blind since childhood, has celebrated his first competitive target shooting success, winning his division in the NSRA's Winter National VI Postal League.  Tim's story, and more information about his win, is on the SportsAble website, and in the Oxford Times.

Leaflet - Welcome front WWe have added two more leaflets to our range of promotional material.

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The new Welcome! leaflet is an introduction to the Disabled Shooting Project, and outlines the key areas of our work.

 Clay Target Shooting is aimed at encouraging people to try this outdoor shooting disciplines.

 Both leaflets are being added to our information packs, and are available in the downloads section of this site. Shooting grounds, gun clubs, etc. are welcome to download and print their own copies.

The Modern Print Inclusive Target Shooting Club has been awarded Disability Sport Wales’ Insport Club Ribbon.

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Read more: Disability Sport Accolade for Welsh Club

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An Introduction to Blind/VI Target Shooting has been added to the DSP’s promotional toolbox. 

Read more: New Blind/VI PowerPoint

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We are now the proud owners of a very smart tent in which to set up our stall for promotional events.  It had its first outing at the NRA Open Day on 8th September, when we were delighted to welcome quite a few visitors. 

Read more: DSP's New Show Tent

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.