Gold winners take Bognor Regis club to first place

COMPETITORS from a Bognor Regis-based club of disabled sportsmen and women have struck gold.

Six of the 13 members of the Arun Sports Association for the Disabled took first places in a regional contest.

Their successes enabled the association to win the Team Cup in the Rotary District 1250 Disabled Games ahead of rivals in an area which spans Surrey and East and West Sussex.

The club’s individual successes saw Adrian Mears win gold in boccia and stick ball at Crawley, Nichola Smith in boccia and short mat bowls, Sophie Geraets in bean bag, Jeremy Christopher in table tennis, Richard Best in boccia and Timothy Record in quoits.

Silver medallists from the association were Adrian Mears (darts), Carol Jeffrey (bar billiards), Lisa Pearson (new age kurling) and Lesley Norton (short mat bowls).

The competitors, led by association secretary Kate Allen, were taken to the K2 Centre by Mike Fildes and David Wheeler from Bognor Regis Rotary Club.

Mr Fildes said: “As always, it was a really enjoyable day. All the competitors taking part got involved from the start. There was a competitive but friendly atmosphere evident throughout the day.”

Anyone who would like to join the association, which trains at The Arena Sports Centre, should contact Mrs Allen on 01243 583868 or email