Disabled Sports Championship 2014 - Lutterworth Rotary Club
5th November 2014
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A maximum of 25 athletes per team are involved.  This year 7 teams from all over the country took part a drop from the 9 teams who took part last year.

The sports involved this year were Table Tennis – Swimming – Triathlon – Slalom – Shooting – Pit Stop – Male and Female Weightlifting – Darts – Kurling – and Boccia both pairs and team.

As athletes get older and pass the age of falling into the junior group we made a request through the press for those interested in joining the team and were delighted when one girl and one boy responded competing in Table Tennis, Swimming, Weightlifting and Wheelchair Races.

Our success in taking First place overall was not only due to the enthusiasm of the team but also to John Roberson, Brenda Parcell and Bryan Cooper and many other Rotarians and their families across the club, ably assisted by our coaches Mark Beeby and John Duggan in running a series of practice nights at the Lutterworth College gym leading up to the championship.

Our thanks must also go to our volunteer drivers for collecting and returning our team to the championship and practice nights.

Our Championship record to date has been:-

2006    Our first year of entry without a full team was not graded

2007    1st     9 teams took part

2008    1st   12 teams took part

2009    1st   12 teams took part

2010    2nd  11 teams took part

2011    2nd  10 teams took part

2012    2nd  10 teams took part

2013    1st     9 teams took part

This year 2014  we came 1st again against what should have been 7  teams but due to Coventry pulling out at short notice was reduced to six.  However it was a very enjoyable weekend enabling us to renew contact with our friends around the country making it very well worthwhile.

The teams taking part were Avon -- Essex – Hucknall – Leicestershire – Rugby  and S.Yorks/Lincs

Congratulations to our team and all those who made it possible. 

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