Welcome to the website for the Rotary Disabled Sports Team Championships.
A GREAT BIG “THANK YOU” on behalf of the competitors to the Rotary Clubs of District 1060, who have sponsored all the events and made donations to support the 34th English Disabled Sports Team Championship.
Seven teams of athletes (with physical or learning disabilities) competed in 13 disciplines (Boccia, Darts, Kurling, Pitstop, Rifle Shooting, Slalom, Swimming, Table Tennis, Triathlon, Weight-Lifting) over the weekend of the 7th/8th November at the Xcel Leisure Centre, Mitchell Avenue, Canley, Coventry, CV4 8DY. Near the University of Warwick, the centre was designed to meet the needs of all the members of the community.
On Saturday 7th November at 11.30am, after the traditional fanfare that raised the hairs on your neck, the Lord Mayor of Coventry (and Coventry Rotarian) opened the Championship. Events were running from 12.00noon - 6.00pm on Saturday and 10.00am – 3.30pm on Sunday. A celebratory closing ceremony (more fanfares!) followed at 3.30pm. A carvery and disco added to the social side of the weekend on Saturday evening.
Partners, friends of Rotary and cameras visited the 34th Rotary Disabled Sports Team Championship over the weekend - with some of the evidence available via Gallery 2015.
The event showed the best of both worlds. Athletes were able to compete fiercely in a truly sporting atmosphere and mixed with a bit of Rotary fellowship. Over the weekend we welcomed District Governor Paul Jaspal, Presidents and members of the sponsoring clubs and Rotarians from each of the competing Districts.
They did it again, last years winners, Leicestershire, were this years overall winners too.
To get an idea of the atmosphere of the event, just take a look at the final of the 2015 Slalom event via the video below or have a browse through our photo galleries (available via the Main Menu).