Notice Board

New time for Archery

posted 17 Nov 2017, 01:18 by Bernard Purdy   [ updated 20 Nov 2017, 12:31 ]

Crossbow and Archery have now moved to Thursday afternoon. The booking has made for 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm, starting this Thursday 23rd November. The last half hour is reserved for putting equipment away and the store area has now been re-arranged to make this easier.

Christmas Greetings in the Newsletter

posted 11 Nov 2017, 13:59 by Bernard Purdy   [ updated 11 Nov 2017, 14:05 ]


Please let me have these as soon as you can and by
Saturday, 18th November at the latest.
Your Newsletter Editor will need to have the following:
Your name

The greeting or message you wish to send

The names of all those sending it.

The above info can be emailed to me at
or handed to me at the Queen's Diamond  Jubilee Centre (QDJC)
I don’t get to the QDJC in time to come into the main hall but you can usually find me in the café area near the main entrance from about 11.30 am for an hour or so.
If you can’t find me, let Bernard – or any committee member – have them.
Please try to make your messages as interesting and varied as possible. I would particularly welcome some humorous ones.

Mike Ackroyd
RSDA Newsletter Editor
Note from Bernard
This is a good way of making sure that you don't miss anybody off your card list.
You can  also save a lot of time and some money by doing this instead of sending cards and help the environment at the same time. If you would like to use some of this money to make a small donation to RSDA funds, we will allow you to do this.

Invictus Games medallists

posted 3 Nov 2017, 03:35 by Bernard Purdy   [ updated 20 Nov 2017, 12:37 ]

Invictus Games Medallists

James McGill and Jen Warren

Will be visiting us
This Saturday, 25th November
10.30 to 12.00
To talk about the Games
Both were multiple medal winners in the games in Toronto in September and Jen was Vice-Captain of the British team.
They will be in courts 5 & 6 of the sports hall

The Mayor of Rugby

Councillor Mrs Belinda Garcia will also be visiting us

Christmas Party 2nd December

posted 22 Oct 2017, 11:38 by Bernard Purdy

Rugby Sport for the Disabled Association

                               present a

Christmas Party

Rugby Workers Club in Oliver Street

7.0pm Saturday 2nd December

Disco, Buffet and Party Games!

£8 for Adults £4.00 for Children

Tickets available on Saturday mornings or ring Bernard on Rugby 812910

Change of time for archery/crossbow

posted 13 Sep 2017, 08:52 by Bernard Purdy   [ updated 11 Nov 2017, 13:44 ]

With John and Iris's agreement, the management of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Centre (QDJC) are looking into a change of day and time for the archery (including crossbow). They hope that, as part of an overall plan, with support from the centre staff, this will allow both the archery and our other activities to grow. It is currently intended to take part from 3 to 5 on Thursday afternoons, but a start date has not yet been set.
They feel that it will be easier to run the archery without other activities in the hall and that it will free up space in the hall on a Saturday morning for the program of events that they hope to introduce
There are no plans to change the admission charge that our members pay, so it will stay at £2.10 for the archery or the Saturday morning sessions

RSDA with support from GLL

posted 11 Aug 2017, 03:40 by Bernard Purdy

The committee of Rugby Sport for the Disabled Association (RSDA) have met with the Relief Manager and Community Sport Officer of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Centre (QDJC) and had a very helpful discussion on the way forward.
More details will become available in the coming weeks, but GLL  would like RSDA to continue, very much in its current form with support from GLL.
They will be able to provide much help in the way of training, marketing and funding opportunities.
The committee feel that the future of RSDA now looks vey much brighter than it has done for a long time.
We will keep you up to date with developments as they happen

RSDA tops the World Crossbow Rankings

posted 3 Sep 2014, 11:52 by Bernard Purdy   [ updated 28 Aug 2016, 01:25 ]

Three members of Rugby Sport for the Disabled Association (RSDA) now head the world rankings in crossbow shooting.
The World Crossbow Shooting Association (WCSA) rankings include all categories:
Men, Ladies, Juniors, Seniors and Disabled.

Target Crossbow

 As of August 2016 the number 1 ranking in both Indoor and Outdoor Target  Crossbow shooting is RSDA member Iris Bingham.

Sport Crossbow

As of August 2016 the number 1 ranking Indoor Sport Crossbow shooting is RSDA member Graeme Mooney followed by fellow member Kevin Rumble who is ranked number 2 and Mick Watters at number 4
Hazel Duckett and Stewart Morris  are also in the top ten
Graeme Mooney and Kevin Rumble are also in the top 5 in the outdoor category.
Congratulations to all of them

The Passing of KMLC

posted 9 Aug 2013, 11:44 by Bernard Purdy   [ updated 2 Oct 2017, 00:36 ]

The Ken Marriott Leisure Centre finally seems to have gone for good.

Now you see it

Taken on 8th August 2013

Now you don't

Taken on 10th August 2013

Apparently it came down on the afternoon of 9th August 2013

Meanwhile, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Centre is nearly there

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