British Shooting will be sending a team of eight rifle and pistol athletes to the Châteauroux 2018 World Shooting Para Sport World Cup, which starts on 24th September.
It will be the second competition at which quota places for the Tokyo Paralympic Games will be available and is to be held on a brand new range facility in France.
Having won a quota place with World Championships silver, Matt Skelhon will be taking on an additional challenge as he will shoot both rifle and shotgun, a non-Paralympic discipline. There will be a number of British shotgun shooters competing alongside Skelhon and his competitors in rifle will no doubt be interested to see how he fares.
GB will be represented by three SH2 shooters. London 2012 Bronze medallist James Bevis will be joined by Paralympians Ryan Cockbill and Tim Jeffery in shooting both 10m and 50m events. Cockbill and Bevis have both been regular medal winners on the World Cup circuit in recent years and will be testing themselves against a strong field.
Lorraine Lambert and Mandy Pankhurst's primary focus will be the women's three position event but they will have the formidable Slovak Veronica Vadivicova to contend with.
Pistol Shooters Issy Bailey and Stewart Nangle will both be working with coach Steve Pengelly for the first time at competition and will look to benefit from his years of experience as they take on 10m, 25m and 50m disciplines.
The full rifle and pistol team is as follows:
Matt Skelhon (Peterborough)
Lorraine Lambert (Portsmouth)
Mandy Pankhurst (Ash, Surrey)
Ryan Cockbill (Aldridge, Walsall)
Tim Jeffery (Newbury, at university in Nottingham)
James Bevis (Dawlish, Devon)
Issy Bailey (Cirencester)
Stewart Nangle (Bacup, Lancs)