Pinderfields Disability Sports Club

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What is PDSC

 

PDSC, Pinderfields Disability Sports Club, formery (Pinderfields Paraplegic Fellowship Club) was established in 1953 to offer sporting opportunities to those with spinal cord injuries.

Maurice Smart was a Remedial Gymnast in charge of the Spinal Injuries Unit (SIU) at Pinderfields when it first started.

He encouraged and coached patients and ex-patients to get involved with sports such as archery, table tennis and athletics with an aim to help them develop balance and general fitness.

Over the years PDSC (PPFC) has helped train those who have achieved at their chosen sport. We have had people from Pinderfields at every Paralympics from Rome in 1960 to London 2012.

 

How can we help ?

Sport provides tremendous benefits for people with disabilities: improves health and physical strength: increase self esteem and confidence and social opportunities which result in a better quality of life and independence.

Either for recreation or whether you want to achieve at a higher level, we can help you along this road, we are here to assist.

WE can:-

  • Introduce you to a sport nearer your home, we may be able to help you find somewhere suitable.
  • Help and advise.
  • Provide some sports equipment
  • Help cover costs of entry to competitions.
  • Coaching in Table Tennis and Archery at Spinal Unit

Contact us

For further information contact

Miss Pauline Betteridge

Tel  – 01924 862779

email – gfj42@dial.pipex.com

 

To join P.P.F.C return slip below. Enclose cheque/Po for £5 made payable to P.D.S. C and send to;

Miss Pauline Betteridge. 4 Church Way, Crofton, Wakefield, WF4 1HG

 

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What can be achieved

If you are looking for inspiration, take a look at the sports wall in the spinal unit dining and recreation area which depicts just how well ex-patients from PDSC have excelled in the world of sport.