Popular sports day big success

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FOR THE DISABLED Twenty-four RSDA members entered the Rugby Sports Day for the Disabled and they came away with a haul of 41 awards.

Two very proud juniors 11-year- old James Smart and nine-yea- old Alexander Powers won ten and six medals respectively.

The event, which took place at the Ken Marriott Leisure Centre and Thornfield Bowling Club, was organised by the Rugby Rotary Clubs and Rugby Sport for the Disabled.

The Mayor of Rugby, the Rotary District Chairman and the Presidents of the organising clubs spent most of the day at the event, watching the sports, and chatting with the disabled competitors.

Competitors were able to take part in two or three serious events, athletics and the 13 have-a-go games.

Pam Jones said: “It was great to meet up with old acquaintances and make new friends too.”

Whilst Graeme Mooney said: “The whole event has been wonderful with strong competition throughout.”

The enjoyable day of friendly competition concluded with the awards ceremony.

RSDA members won the following medals:

Michael Aldous: silver - archery.

Iris Bingham: gold - crossbow, 3 min scrabble, throw rugby ball, alley skittles; silver - shove Ha’penny; bronze - target boccia.

Anne Cooper: bronze - boccia

Hazel Duckett: gold - crossbow

Earl Evans: bronze - new age kurling

Kate Franklin: silver - target kurling

David Golder: gold - target kurling

Pam Jones: gold -archery, bowling for the pig; bronze - tree bean bag, mini golf

Brian Kinzett: silver - pool; bronze - darts.

Graeme Mooney: gold - crossbow, discus, throwing rugby ball; bronze - mini crossbow

Mike Sheasby: silver - bowls

Brian Turnbull: gold - mini crossbow


Alex Powers: gold - alley skittles, bowling for the pig, mini golf; silver - quoits; bronze - target kurling, tree bean bag.

James Smart: silver - alley skittles, ball game, mini superstars, roll a ball, target kurling; bronze - magnetic darts, mini crossbow, shove ha’penny, table skittles, 3 min scrabble. Special award: The Brenda Carter Award for Endeavour in Bowls was deservedly won by Mike Sheasby.

Rugby Sport for the Disabled Association wish to thank all the helpers and sponsors. Without them the event could not take place.