To All that have posted on this thread
The Item on agenda for Saturdays BFTA meeting concerns Certification for Less Able shooters to use approved alternative positions which take account of any disability and allow a suitable position which enables them to compete but not gain any advantage over an able bodied shooter.
To obtain this dispensation the shooter must submit photographs of positions and any aids required , taken from Front, Leftside, Back and Rightside together with details of their conditions and how they affect their ability to use 'normal' positions.
This would be a major step forward in sorting out the problems/ perceived problems that have been posted on this thread.
My own application for this has been used by the NSRA as a test case as they rely on the BFTA for FT Rules etc and many of their officials have never taken part in this shooting disipline.
This has meant that the consultation between BFTA/NSRA has taken longer than expected.
I am attempting to prepare a report for Saturday giving the suggestions put forward on here, these can only be put forward to the January meeting for consideration (via Any Other Business) and then your region needs to become involved and make definite proposals which must be with the BFTA Secretary more then 30days before the January meeting takes place - These will also need another Region to second them, this can be at the meeting - and a full discussion can then take place.
The BFTA is a democratic organisation and this means 'change takes time'. Genuine input is welcomed but it has to come through the correct process i.e. Your Club takes it to the Region, if the Region accepts it they bring it to the BFTA. Discussion among yourselves is great but then you have to talk to the people who represent you.