SHOOTING: Grantham club awarded Disability Hub Status

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Grantham Target Shooting Club has been awarded Disability Hub Status by British Shooting.

Based at Huntingtower Primary School, the club’s award is in recognition of the work it has being doing with the local community and its work with South Lincs Blind Society.

This has enabled the club to gain support from both British Shooting and Disability Shooting GB, which means that they can support athletes in various categories in competitions and advise on adaptations for shooters, so people can get the most out of target shooting. This has been highlighted by the support with Visual Impairments shooting which allows people with visual disability to take part using sound to target to aim their rifle

Eve Farley MBE of South Lincs Blind Society said “We are pleased to support the club. Although it is early days, the number of people attending has been encouraging and it provided an important social and competitive opportunity for our clients.”

Club chairman Juan Cottier said: “This is fantastic news for the club and recognition of all the hard work people have put in to get the club up and running. We look forward to growing the club and working closer with the people of Grantham.”

The club is open to all members of the community, regardless of age or ability. If you have never tried target shooting then pop along and give it a try.

The club meets every Friday from 7.30-9.30 pm. No equipment is needed as the county association has loaned the club equipment for prospective members to use.

If you want any more information contact County Development Officer Dave Carter on 07875 072880 or dc_a@btconnect.com