Doncaster youngsters claim National Boccia glory
The National Junior Boccia Championships came to a close in Sheffield last week (21 March), where Danum School from Doncaster were crowned National Champions after seeing off the challenge of Angmering School from Brighton in the final.
Boccia is a non-contact sport which relies more on a player's skill and subtlety, rather than speed or strength.
The National Junior Boccia Championships is part of The Lord’s Taverners Disability Sports Development Programme, which aims to increase participation in boccia, table cricket, wheelchair tennis and wheelchair basketball and create pathways for the development of junior players. The Lord’s Taverners works in partnership with CP Sport and Boccia England to deliver the programme and employs a dedicated Junior Development Officer to oversee the boccia programme.
There were also a number of other awards presented on Finals day and these were awarded to:
Evie Edwards - 2013 winner of the Jean Ratcliff Outstanding Achievement Award
Matt Berry - 2013 Young Player of the Year
Ethan Phillips - 2013 Young Official of the Year (chosen from over 400 young officials)
South West team - 2013 Boccia Skills Challenge winners
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