Rugby Sport for the Disabled third again against much bigger teams
Rugby Sport for the Disabled team members were presented with framed certificates by the Mayor of Rugby, Cllr Kathryn Lawrence, following their superb performance at the 31st Rotary Disabled Team Championships, held at the Xcel Centre in Coventry. For the third year running Rugby gained third place and received a cheque for £200. Hucknall were first and Leicestershire second.
Team leader Iris Bingham said: “As always I told the Rugby team to do their best and enjoy themselves. This is exactly what they did and as always we had a great team spirit.”
During the two days there were 13 sports - elite boccia, team boccia, kurling, darts, female weight-lifting, male weight-lifting, pitstop, rifle shooting, slalom, triathlon, swimming, table tennis and TT for learning difficulties. Competitors gained points for their position in each event which were added together to give the overall result.
Rugby Sport for the Disabled has few qualifying members from which to choose the team of 25, unlike most other teams who can select from up to three counties.
The Mayor was introduced to RSDA members and helpers. After trying New Age Kurling, Boccia and Crossbow shooting she presented the certificates. Two awards, one for the darts team of Brian Kinzett and Dave Powers and the other for the Triathlon team of Paul Smith, Pam Powers, Melissa Mooney, Robert Franklin, Anna Powers and Kevin Smith, were presented for their first places. Melissa Mooney received a cup for achievement in the female junior events.
RSDA members would like to thank the Mayor for her visit and the Rotary Club of Rugby Dunsmore who transported members to the event and for their usual cheerful assistance all weekend.