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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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Disabled Shooting Gala
Presentation of Disabled Shooting Awards


When: Sunday, 8th September 2013, 10.30am to 4.30pm
Where: Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley Camp, Surrey GU24 0NP 

We are organising this event, our biggest so far, to promote and celebrate disabled participation in target shooting. We hope very much that it will be a great gathering of people interested in all aspects of disabled target shooting, coming together for a happy and memorable day at the historic National Shooting Centre.

Our aim for the day is to celebrate, appreciate, promote – and have fun!

For full details, see our main article

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Take a look at our shiny new YouTube channel DisabledShootingGBR.

For the moment we've just assembled playlists of other people's videos that are useful, interesting or entertaining. We'll be adding our own videos shortly, and would welcome contributions from others.

Our aim is to build up this channel for two purposes. Firstly to offer plenty of have-a-look clips to people who might be thinking of taking up target shooting, so that they can see what an incredibly wide range of options there are for disabled shooters. Secondly as a "reference library" to show coaches and shooters how others have solved technical problems.

Read more: DSP on YouTube!

DTSGB 2013

We are delighted that our long-standing working relationship with DTSGB has been put on a formal footing with the recruitment of James Marsh Brown to the DSP's Working Group.  This important development was recognised by holding the August WG meeting at Stoke Mandeville.  

James holds a number of posts in the various parts of DTSGB; a full record of his appointments is on their website.  His knowledge and experience of IPC shooting will undoubtedly be valuable to the DSP.  In return, DTSGB will be hoping to reap the benefits of our work by identifying many more shooters with international potential.  

We hope it will be a long and happy partnership.  

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We are great believers in saying “thank you” and trying to ensure that those who put a lot of work into making target shooting a great sport are recognised and appreciated. Accordingly, our inaugural awards scheme has been launched, and nominations can be made now.

Award categories include not only disabled shooters, but coaches, volunteers, clubs, shooting grounds, etc. The full list is set out in the Conditions of Entry. The nomination process is simple, and completed forms can be submitted by e-mail, post or fax.

Read more: The Disabled Shooting Awards

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Between the middle of February and the end of March we held six Regional Conferences, which a total of 100 delegates booked to attend, although some did not make it due to the weather!  We were delighted that the delegates represented almost every target shooting discipline, and included coaches, range officers and volunteers as well as club officials and disabled shooters at all ability levels. It was particularly good to be able to welcome representatives from some external bodies interested in disabled target shooting.

The most remarkable thing about this round of conferences is that they were the first ever events in our sport to which were invited people from ALL target shooting disciplines, participating in any capacity and at any level. It was absolutely wonderful to see six groups of people from completely different shooting backgrounds all getting to know each other, swopping ideas and information, and leaving as good friends. We would like to thank all these pioneers for what they have helped to accomplish in the sport as a whole, not only on the disabled shooting front.

Read more: DSP Regional Conferences 2013

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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

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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.