Lincoln disability shooting and archery day

Some 70 disabled people and their carers attended the Lincolnshire Small-bore Rifle Association (LSRA) Target Shooting and Archery Day at the University of Lincoln Sports Hall on January 11.

Those taking part were able to try their hand at archery, pistol shooting and air rifle shooting, using an array of adaptations to support them in their efforts.

Eleven Community Clubs as well three National Governing Bodies attended, supporting a number of different disabilities present on the day.

Also supporting the event was two national champions Keith Morris Soul, para-olympian silver medalist, and Michael Whapples, national blind shooting champion.

This was achieved by a number of aids such as bench rests, sound scopes fitted to both rifle and bows enabling people with visual disability to aim at the target by listening to the sounds played in their head phones as the gun nears the bull the sound intensifies.

The day was organised by Dave Carter Associates for LSRA to give people the chance to try a new sport and link them to their local community club, which with eleven clubs covering the whole county meant a lot of participants could meet and discuss membership at their local club.