02:15AM, Wednesday 23 November 2011
Awell known sports club for the disabled is changing it's name.
WAMDSAD has officially changed it's name to SportsAble this week to bring the club up to date in time for next year's games.
Club president John Jenkins said the old name, WAMDSAD, which stood for the Windsor and Maidenhead District Sports Association for the Disabled, had become outdated.
"We have members come from all over the south east and we hope to have more from other parts of the country next year, so we felt that we had outlived and out grown WAMDSAD.
"SportsAble makes it very clear what the club is about. But it was a very difficult decision because people are very attached to WAMDSAD."
He added the new logo, which includes a flame, symbolises the Olympics but also 'shows that the club is leading the way in disabled sports'.
The new name and logo will come into effect this week, but Mr Jenkins said the club are appealing for funding to change the Braywick Road club house sign, which he hopes will be done in January.
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More than 50 street parties are set to take place this weekend across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and the surrounding areas.