Awards on big night for Rugby Sport for the Disabled

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At the Annual General Meeting of Rugby Sport for the Disabled Association they were delighted to have Tim Margerison, the Rugby Borough Council’s building control and corporate property manager, to present the awards and to update everyone on the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre. He also answered many questions from the floor.

Most of the 13 Club Championships were played as round robins. For the swimming each competitor had to swim 25m twice, 20-30 minutes apart, trying to achieve the same time. The competition is organised this way because members have so many different disabilities. The bowls championship was won by the late Mick Sheasby and his sister Rose collected the award.

The disabled members choose the recipient of the Mary Clough Award, for a person showing promise in their sport. This year it went to Junior James Smart and also to newcomer Tina Dixon.

The Jan Rosser Cup which is for Endeavour went to swimmer Bob Dunkerley and the Jackie Cowtan Plate for Happiness and Helpfulness to Stuart Cleaver. The Clem Griffiths Trophy is for achievement for a member who has been in the club under two years. It was won by Alexander Powers. The Boccia Club Championship award has been renamed the Anne Cooper Boccia Championship and special trophies were given to the three winners by Anne’s mother, Pat Clarke.

The Godfrey Ingram Trophies, for points gained throughout the year, went to Graeme Mooney and Alexander Powers. Over 20 members entered the Superstars. Members could try 16 games. Their best 12 results counted towards the trophies. The winners were Graeme Mooney, Iris Bingham and James Smart.