Welcome to Rugby Sport for the Disabled Association (RSDA)
Sessions are on a Sunday afternoon from 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm in the hall ( This includes setting up and putting away time) and 2.00 to 3.50 in the pool. Sessions must be booked and paid for electronically. The centre is cashless. Apart from the deposit for the lockers and some of the vending machines, all payments have to be made electronically.
Swimming, run by the leisure centre, is also now available on a Tuesday afternoon at 3.00 pm to 3.50 pm in the studio pool. The depth is currently set at 1.4 metres, which seems to be the ideal depth for most of our members..
Archery and Crossbow are currently on Thursday from 12 noon until 2.30 pm
We cater for all levels and all types of disability: Physical disability, sensory disability and learning disability. If you have any special needs we have a wide range of equipment and experienced helpers who can provide tuition or practical help.
We cater both for raw beginners and for serious competitors up to Paralympic level and have world champions amongst our members
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Centre (QDJC)
has excellent access and well thought out facilities for those in wheelchairs, with generous provision of disabled parking spaces. Add in some equipment provided by Rugby Sport for the Disabled Association and it makes our activities wheelchair friendly and easily accessible.
We have a lot of special equipment and friendly helpers to aid wheelchair users who want to go swimming. The centre now has a Poolpod, funded mainly by RSDA, which offers unrivalled access to the water.
All our activities in the sports hall can be enjoyed by wheelchair users.
Our Meeting Times
We are currently meeting from 2 to 4 pm on Sundays
WE use the sports hall for archery on Thursday afternoons from 12 noon to 2.30 pm.
We take part in a wide variety of sports and you are welcome to come to try us out for a few weeks before you decide about joining.
RSDA exists to promote and provide sport, recreation and leisure activities for disabled people in the Rugby area.
Details of some of the sports and pastimes that we provide and some of the help that we can offer are on the Sports pages.
The Social Side.
We also have a social side, which helps to bind the association together and provide a friendly club atmosphere as well as bringing in valuable funds. Details of some of these are on the Social and Fundraising page.
The Midlands town of Rugby is near the borders of Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and Leicestershire and we have members from all three counties. Details of how to contact us are on the Contact Us page. If you come along you will find a warm and welcoming atmosphere. You will have a chance to have a good look at us and try some of the activities before making any commitment.
Come and see us if you have a disability or if you feel that you could become a volunteer. You will almost certainly find that you enjoy it!
We always welcome new members and we are always willing to accept new volunteers
If you are a carer for somebody with a disability ask them to come along with you. You will be able to work with them, either on your own or with our volunteers. Either way you will have access to our extensive range of equipment and to our friendly club atmosphere.
Prospective new members should have a look at us for a few weeks first and then either ask the treasurer for an application form or download one. Membership is currently £4 per year.
In addition our disabled members have to pay an admission fee of £3.00 per session to the leisure centre.
The form can be downloaded from our Documents page. (See link below)