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  • built multisports centre at Braywick Sports Ground in Maidenhead is the home to most of these activities It comprises a large sports hall fully equipped kitchen meeting rooms and a spacious lounge and Clubhouse Bar There is also plenty of free car parking We strive for excellence so the facilities and equipment we provide are top quality a full length indoor archery hall adapted sports equipment to suit most types of impairments automated target placement and retrieval systems for our air weapons section first class table tennis tables and supporting equipment and of course a wonderful swimming pool at the Magnet Leisure Centre Members can enjoy one or several sports and activities there is no limit to what they can participate in and enjoy Use the drop down menu under this heading to read about each of the exciting activities that are on offer at SportsAble To find out the times and locations of each sport please click on the links SportsAble Weekly Sports and Activities Schedule WORD VERSION SportsAble Weekly Sports and Activities Schedule PDF VERSION You must be a member first to participate Watersports Air Weapons Archery Board games Boccia Creative Therapies Group Golf Junior section New Age Kurling Pool Social Activities Swimming Table Tennis Ten Pin Bowling Sunday Funday Wheelchair Basketball More Than Sport Our weekly schedule Join Us Join Only 40 a year with reduced rates for families Sign up now Membership The benefits and entitlements it brings Find out more Members How we ve helped a wide range of disabled athletes Read more Donate Why Donate SportsAble are one of the UK s leading charities dedicated to supporting disabled people through sport and social activity Find out more Donate Now SportsAble can now accept donations via PayPal and SMS Find out how Building Project We

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  • teens at SportsAble is the now world champion gold medallist Georgina Callingham Georgie recently equalled the world record of shooting a perfect 600 shooting as an individual within the GB team in category R5 at 10 m using a rifle prone in the SH2 mixed category She represented Team GB at the London 2012 Paralympic Games Another recent success is Jim Conway who won gold in the Veterans International Competition and Rob Lowe a profoundly hearing impaired marksman represented Great Britain at the Deaflympics in Sofia in 2013 There is a huge range of achievements at county level as well This includes Bhwaesh Patel who won every round in his first ever competition in the Middlesex Postal Shoot Bhawesh joined SportsAble two years ago following rehabilitation from a serious car accident which left him with impaired mobility and communication difficulties Our coaches and volunteers work hard to ensure our members enjoy shooting as they help them to achieve their potential And the sport isn t as scary as it sounds all you need is a bit of motivation and to the patience to learn the technical knowledge and you ll soon learn to love shooting and have fun Proof that learning a new sport can benefit other areas of one s life and help newly disabled people cope with their lives and learn to be confident again is to be found within the Air Weapons section After being motivated to try the sport one man found that he learned to concentrate again and that this renewed skill improved other areas of his life such as playing the clarinet and the saxophone And one young woman who has been disabled for less than a year excels at blind shooting and shows tremendous spirit and determination Air Weapons Session Times Mondays 4pm

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  • and hone such skills as balance focus patience competitiveness and hand eye coordination There are few other places where wheelchair athletes and able bodied athletes are on such an even competitive level Archery takes dedication and a great deal of etiquette and understanding of the sport to get the best out of it but luckily there are always trained coaches plus volunteers to help new archers on their way at every session As with all SportsAble sports the coaches teach beginners up to international standard and archers from the section have proudly competed in the last five Paralympic Games Quite an achievement SportsAble s archers and the facilities here at the clubhouse for both inside and outside shooting are well respected locally and nationally and many other clubs use the venue for their training The archery section often hosts shooting competitions and goes away to open shoots regularly bringing back medals Although archery is a serious sport that requires reasonable amounts of strength control and maturity SportsAble are proud to offer coaching to children who want to try something different There is also a fun side to archery such as the fun shoots that are held during seasonal celebrations John s message to all out there who are thinking of giving the sport a go is Come and try it its good fun exercise addictive Archery Session Times Wednesdays 5pm 9 30pm Saturdays 10am 12pm Archery Location SportsAble Centre Indoor and Outdoor Archery Contact Information Contact Niall McCaffrey Sports Development Officer Tel 01628 627 690 Email niall mccaffrey sportsable co uk Contact SportsAble SportsAble s Archery Athletes Rebecca Gale Archery Kathy Critchlow Smith Archery Join Us Join Only 40 a year with reduced rates for families Sign up now Membership The benefits and entitlements it brings Find out more Members

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  • and strategy is to throw your balls closest to the jack the white ball to win Boccia is ideal for athletes in either power or manual wheelchairs as the main rule of the game is that players must remain seated throughout ambulant players throw from a chair There are 13 balls played in each end of a game one white ball six red balls and six blue balls Opposing teams take one of the two sets of coloured balls The balls are soft and pliable allowing players to grasp and maintain a good grip on the ball before each throw How do you play Boccia Each player sits in a 1m x 2 5m box and this is where they throw the ball from A Boccia court is marked out on the sports hall floor often using the length and breadth of a badminton court as a marker and each team takes it in turns to start a game by throwing the white ball Then the player who threw the jack goes first with their coloured ball and then the other team throw their ball Play then continues with the team whose ball is furthest away from the jack throwing next Each end finishes when all 13 balls have been played A referee then measures which balls as closest the red or the blue and awards points accordingly Is it a team sport Boccia can be played in several ways Each side has 6 balls and each game is made up of several ends A side can be 1 person 2 people 3 people or 6 people it depends on how many people are competing If 1 person is playing against another person then each competitor uses all 6 balls If 2 people are playing against another pair then each player uses 3 balls each per end and so on Can anyone play Of course Boccia is a very inclusive and sociable game and can be played in a competitive situation or for fun with people of all ages Boccia was designed originally as a sport for players with cerebral palsy However the sport has really taken off and people of all ages and abilities are playing this addictive game all around the world What equipment do you need SportsAble has all the gear required so when you come along to each session just bring yourself and a readiness and willingness to learn and play Our most recent successes One of our players Penny Froude joined the England Squad in August 2014 She has flown the flag for SportsAble and her country at two internationals in Prague and Poland Tia Ruel 18 is a member of the Boccia England Lions Squad England B Team and Anton Walton is a member of the Boccia England Talent Squad Boccia Session Times Contact the SportsAble office for latest session times Call 01628 627 690 Boccia Location SportsAble main hall SportsAble Maidenhead Boccia Contact Information Contact Damian Ng Sports Development Officer Tel 01628 627

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  • great artists weren t born with a brush in their hand They didn t obsess about the weight of the paper or the right brush so don t get caught up in the technical If it looks good to you then it is fantastic because it s your conception I m a great believer that creative people be given the freedom to express their art after all no one can teach or take away the basis of any artistic work your imagination Our group is definitely all fun and cream cakes Many of our members will say that the section is a wonderful place to create pieces of art using different mediums which are provided but that they also enjoy going along for the socialising So after you re done with all the amazing sports that the club offers come n chill in the Art room and express your intuition your very own inner teacher Get rid of your blues be fearless unleash your inner artist come and have a go On a serious note Yash is most proud of creating an art group for people with disabilities when there was none in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead She is also proud of the art award which she recently gave to my lovely volunteer Eileen Taylor the most important person in the room who keeps our tea mugs full and brings quiet to an otherwise lively room as we munch on a sweet treat or two SportsAble arranges for the section s art to be exhibited for sale in the centre and places like the Maidenhead Town Hall Over the past two years six Christmas cards designed by SportsAble members have gone on sale in support of SportsAble Each one is a winning design from the Creative Therapies

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  • sports that people regularly did or had a passion for before their accident or illness and so rediscovering it through SportsAble and by using the club s adapted equipment gives people back some of their freedom and reignites a love of the sport Competitions occur twice a year and several golf section members will represent SportsAble and return with prizes and trophies Previous section leader Greg Airth is a wheelchair user and is a superb ambassador for the sport He was filmed my ITV Meridian the office has a movie clip of this two minute news clip and he links in with other associations to continually promote disabled golf Greg worked alongside the Golf at Home team at The London Golf show to highlight that golf is most definitely a sport for disabled people He hosted a popular demonstration shot over the four day event with commentary from Karen Peters SportsAble s uniquely skilled golf coach Greg is also a member of Handigolf and through them he has a specially designed golf buggy that allows him to play golf from a seated position even on the green Golf Session Times Wednesdays 10am 12pm Golf Location Bird Hills Golf Club Billingbear Golf Club and other local golf courses Golf Contact Information Contact Alex Shill Sports Development Officer Tel 01628 627 690 Email alex shill sportsable co uk Contact SportsAble Golf Events 12 May 2016 Charity Golf Day Join Us Join Only 40 a year with reduced rates for families Sign up now Membership The benefits and entitlements it brings Find out more Members How we ve helped a wide range of disabled athletes Read more Donate Why Donate SportsAble are one of the UK s leading charities dedicated to supporting disabled people through sport and social activity Find out more Donate

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  • them If we don t have coaches within the club for a sport then we have direct access locally to coaches who will train our adults to help us get started and have fun at all levels from grassroots right through to National International and Paralympic level Recently our Junior members competed in National Junior Athletics Championships National Table Tennis Championships National Snooker Championships National Boccia Championships National Swimming Championships and some of our Junior members have been spotted and are on pathways to Paralympic Development in their sports Juniors wanting to try sport for the first time or to just have fun can come down to our Sunday Funday sessions which is what it says on the tin it s a fun session for 4 18 years old with lots of different sports to try to find which ones suit them best As a section we are a close team and all support one another when we are having fun and doing sport together whether we are 8 or 18 everyone is part of our special SportsAble Superstars Team competing as well as having fun Our team also includes brothers and sisters as well as Mums Dads Aunties and Uncles who come along and support us We have grown the section from 2 active athletes to our expanded team and hope to carry on doing so by offering an unrivalled selection of sports and coaching to juniors of all abilities Come on Down come and have fun come and try something different Junior section Session Times Varying locations on a weekly and monthly basis Junior section Contact Information Contact Damian Ng Sports Development Officer Tel 01628 627 690 Email damian ng sportsable co uk Contact SportsAble Join Us Join Only 40 a year with reduced rates for families Sign

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  • have a great ability to drive competition forward for established players at the same time as guiding new players through the sport at their own pace Whatever level players choose to perform at the coaches provide either dedicated coaching sessions or fun league matches Those in it to win it could be on the route to national and international recognition as the club has a history of winning eight past and present England Internationals as well as six past World Champions Those eager to keep competition closer to home can enter in many of the fun in house leagues run throughout the year such as A singles competition restricted to SportsAble members A pairs competition where we are joined by members of Aylesbury Disabled Club SportsAble welcomes beginners fun Kurlers and serious athletes to this friendly club New Age Kurling Session Times Fridays 7 45pm to 10 30 pm see schedule for details SportsAble League SINGLES COMPETITION FROM 19 45 DATE COMMENTS Friday 8 th January Friday 12 th February Friday 4 th March Friday 11 th March Friday 1 st April Friday 8 th April Friday 6 th May Friday 13 th May Friday 3 rd June Friday 1 st July Friday 8 th July Friday 5 th August Friday 12 th August Friday 2 nd September Friday 7 th October Friday 4 th November Friday 25 th November Moved from 11 th November Friday 2 nd December SportsAble Aylesbury League DOUBLES COMPETITION FROM 19 45 DATE COMMENTS Friday 15 th January Friday 26 th February Friday 18 th March Friday 15 th April Friday 20 th May Friday 17 th June Friday 15 th July Friday 19 th August Friday 23 rd September Friday 14 th October Moved from 21 st October Friday 18 th November Friday 16

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