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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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.

Shooting for the Blind - WPhotographer Samuel Moore has published an excellent blog about Joe, a member of Helston & District Rifle Club, who has been shooting acoustic air rifle for some years.  There are a number of photographs accompanying the blog, Seeing the Blind.

By Dave Holah, Shelford Rifle Club

My son Tom is 22 years old, has mild cerebral palsy and learning difficulties.  He has been a member of Shelford Rifle Club for five years.  Tom shoots benchrest at 15 yards with a .177 air rifle. 

Read more: Benchrest, Pool and Kit Kats

Sunday Telegraph



The 5th August 2012 issue of The Sunday Telegraph's 'Seven' magazine contained a two-page article about target shooting.  It covers the main disciplines, and is not only balanced, but accurate!  Amongst the shooters featured is Olaf Jones, a member of our Working Group, talking about F Class shooting.

If you'd like to read it, it's available in our Downloads.

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Following on from his silver-medal performance at the Lonato Grand Prix early in May, we’ve just received some excellent news of clay target shooter Mat Goodwin.

Read more: Welsh CT Success

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CPSA News Item

There is a remarkable piece on the CPSA website about a clay target shooter who is blind.  It's an inspiring story, and we hope it leads to more development in this area of the sport. 

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DSP Videos

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

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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.