Shooting stars will get chance to try out sport

National blind champion Michael Whapples EMN-150202-074735001
National blind champion Michael Whapples EMN-150202-074735001

Every fancied trying target shooting and archery, then here is your chance.

On February 21, Lincolnshire Small-bore Rifle Association is holding two sessions at the Yarborough Leisure Centre in Lincoln - one in the morning from 10am to 1pm and the second session from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

The day is aimed at people with a disability and their families, all equipment will be provided and help will be given by the volunteers of the 29 clubs across the county, including Market Rasen.

Equipment for the day has been kindly donated by Edgar Brothers and Forrest Lodge Guns as well as ELY.

There will be various adaptations to help support people learn how to shoot, from bench rests through to adapted platforms for disability archers; the day will also see the use of acoustic shooting equipment for those people with a visual disability, which works on sound intensifying the nearer the sensor on the gun gets to the centre of the target.

It is also hoped national blind shooting champion Michael Whapples will be attending the event to support those who would like to use the equipment, giving advice and tips on how to shoot.

Keith Morris, Para Olympic and World Air rifle and pistol champion, is also hoping to make the day again, to help and support shooters, while giving advice on how to become GB’s next shooter to go to the Olympics.

Booking for the day is essential and application forms can be found on www.lsra.co.uk or www.dc-a.co.uk/events