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Purbeck Shooting School to host major conference
PURBECK Shooting School, one of the leading clay target shooting schools in the country, has been selected by the Disabled Shooting Project (DSP) as the venue for its inaugural South West Regional Conference this weekend.
The DSP, funded by Sport England via British Shooting, works closely with the Disabled Shooters Group and it is anticipated that Purbeck will become a venue for their shoots.
If the current initiative to introduce clay target shooting as a new Paralympic discipline in 2016 is successful, the school may well become a training base for aspiring Paralympians in the region.
Commenting on the development, Graham Brown, the school’s senior instructor and managing director for the past 17 years, said: “The school regularly hosts events of this kind for the disabled and we are honoured to be appointed to support the DSP and look forward to helping the project team deliver shooting for the disabled of the highest quality in the fine surroundings of Dorset.”
As part of its programme, the DSP is organising six regional conferences for clubs, shooting grounds, disability organisations and individuals who would like to find out more about all aspects of disabled shooting and its opportunities.
DSP co-ordinator Liz Woodall added: “These events will provide lots of information and advice on a wide range of topics and are intended particularly to help those who have ideas and plans but are not sure how to make them a reality.
“We are delighted that such a disabled-friendly venue as Purbeck Shooting School is able to host our South West conference on Sunday, and look forward to working with them on other events in the future.”
Other conferences are scheduled for the North West, North East, West Midlands, East Midlands/East Anglia and South East.
Qualified and affiliated to the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association, Purbeck Shooting School is a previous winner of the celebrated title of Shooting Ground of the Year and regularly hosts shooting events, charity fundraising events and competitions.
Established in 1995, Purbeck has grown to be one of the finest sporting clay facilities in the UK and the ground lends itself to naturalistic targets with a balance of difficulty to suit the beginner or the most accomplished shooter.