Although relying on local sporting facilities, WAMDSAD had their first Paralympian medallist in the 1976 Toronto games. This increased to six paralympians by the Holland games in 1979, and behind the scenes efforts were being made to raise funds for their own sports hall. Through much hard effort, this first hall was opened by Princess Anne in March '82, and the Club was truly established. Since then they have grown into an organisation involving some 700 members - 150 disabled athletes, the remainder helpers and supporters.
With only one large Sports Hall available, athletes were constrained to take turns, as archery and pistol shooting preclude any parallel use. With the 2012 Olympics coming to London, Wooden Spoon (Chilterns) were keen to support this Clubs sporting success, and agreed to invest the balance of funds (£25,000) to enable a multi-sports annexe hall to be built. Situated just behind Maidenhead Rugby Club, this hive of activity is the envy of many parts of the country, where disabled sports are still confined to allocated times in non-specifically designed halls in school and leisure centres. This new hall will give more access to a greater number of parathletes to enjoy the sports they love.