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No Sports hall, Saturday 22nd September.

posted 30 Jul 2018, 09:54 by Bernard Purdy

The sports hall at The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Centre will not be available to
Rugby Sport for the Disabled Association (RSDA) on the above date because of a special function.
The swimming will continue as usual.

Archery/Crossbow relocation for the holidays

posted 22 Jul 2018, 02:42 by Bernard Purdy

As The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Centre (QDJC) will not now be available for our archers and crossbow shooters for their Thursday afternoon sessions until September, these activities are moving for the holiday period.
The Harris Sports Centre at The Harris C of E Academy has been booked for the following Saturdays:
August:            4th, 11th and 18th
September:     1st
From 11.00 to 13.00.
This is only to maintain continuity for our existing participants. Unfortunately we will not be able to accept anybody new for these activities until we return to The QDJC in September.
In the meantime we will be meeting as usual at The QDJC for our normal Saturday morning activities

Presentation Saturday 21st July

posted 19 Jul 2018, 01:36 by Bernard Purdy   [ updated 30 Jul 2018, 09:50 ]

Avril Arundel, daughter of the late Ken and Mabel Martin, officially presented us with the Frisbee target that she has donated to us at 11.30 on Saturday 21st July.
We had actually had the target for some weeks now, but this was the first opportunity that Avril had to present it. We know that the equipment is very popular, particularly with our younger members, and we are in the process of getting more equipment aimed at these youngsters.

Ken and Mabel worked tirelessly at our swimming sessions from the very beginning of our association until Mabel sadly passed away in 2008. Ken continued for some time until his own ill-health stopped him and he passed away in 2016. During the many years that they worked in the pool they taught literally hundreds of disabled children to swim. It is because of their great enthusiasm for helping the children that it was agreed that we should get equipment suitable for children in their name.

Walking Football

posted 11 Jul 2018, 02:45 by Bernard Purdy   [ updated 15 Jul 2018, 01:38 ]

This may be of interest. It may be too late for the first week, but not for the following  weeks.

FREE Indoor Walking Football Sessions – Starting 11th July

Wednesdays 10:30am – 11:30am

Age UK Claremont Centre, Clifton Road, Rugby, CV21 3QE
Male and Females of all ages are welcome to come along and join in!
Tea/Coffee available afterwards

For more information please email tom.allen@rugby.gov.uk or call 01788 533711

Archery and Crossbow cancellations

posted 22 May 2018, 08:54 by Bernard Purdy   [ updated 7 Jun 2018, 04:28 ]

We have been informed by the Queen's Diamond Leisure Centre that the hall will not be available to RSDA for our archery and crossbow sessions on the following Thursdays:
26th July
All of August
1st November
27th December
Our Saturday morning sessions will not be affected

Rugby Sub Aqua Club

posted 12 Mar 2018, 13:34 by Bernard Purdy

Following the sub aqua session at our Splash Night,
we have received this email.
"Thanks so much for having us at the session on Saturday. As promised - I wanted to send you some information to send out to members (especially those who expressed an interest in diving) and put on your website.
The Rugby Divers Rugby Sub Aqua Club – Rugby's Local Diving Club are part of the British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) and are supporting BSACs Accessibility - diving for all which aims to make diving accessible to anyone with disabilities through training instructors to take people in to the water and support people to realise that diving isn't necessarily out of their grasp. 
We meet at the Queens Diamond Jubilee Centre on Monday nights to do both classroom lectures and pool sessions and would welcome anyone who may be interested to contact us to discuss coming along to a try dive. Anyone who may wish to discuss it further is welcome to contact either myself on laurabritland@yahoo.co.uk (I'm a Diving for All rep) or the clubs chairperson, Dave Lowe on Chairman@RugbyDivers.org We're very happy to chat and come back to any of your sessions if you feel its helpful.

With very best wishes
Laura"

New time for Archery

posted 17 Nov 2017, 01:18 by Bernard Purdy   [ updated 25 Nov 2017, 06:59 ]

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

Invictus Games medallists

posted 3 Nov 2017, 03:35 by Bernard Purdy   [ updated 25 Nov 2017, 07:02 ]


Invictus Games Medallists

James McGill and Jen Warren

Visited us
This Saturday, 25th November
From
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 gave an inspiring talk and showed slides  in courts 5 & 6 of the sports hall

The Mayor of Rugby

Councillor Mrs Belinda Garcia also visited us and showed a great deal of interest in our activities


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

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