Special Olympics Suffolk partner, ActivLives supported a team of their players to compete at the ‘Back to Boccia’ Central tournament, organised by Boccia England, which was held recently at the University of Hertfordshire.
Eleven players from the ActivBoccia group, who play weekly at Whitton Sports Centre in Ipswich, competed in a variety of classifications in Hatfield.
“We had players competing in the BC2, BC6 and BC8 classifications over the weekend”, said Mike McCarthy from ActivLives, “they all did a fabulous job of adapting to the level of competition which they faced. For all of our BC8 players, (those with an intellectual disability), this was their first ever competition at this level”, said Mike.
The players have been supported each week by ActivLives Session Leader, Ally Embley and GB Paralympian, Evie Edwards.
Many thanks also to Mags Fortune, from local disability provider, Wots Up, for her support in making it possible for athletes to compete at this event.
We hope that Suffolk players will compete again later this year, in Boccia England and/or Special Olympics events.