We are pleased to announce that Dave O’Donovan has been appointed as the New Zealand High Performance Boccia Coach.
Dave has been involved in boccia at all levels in New Zealand, including coordinating the Dunedin Boccia club and attending several international events where he was a BC3 Sport Assistant for Henk Dijkstra at the 2007 World Cup and 2008 Paralympic Games. Following this, Dave took over the High Performance Coaching position for the Asian and South Pacific Regionals in Hong Kong 2009.
Dave has also recently completed his Masters degree in Physical Education looking at Biomechanics and Performance Analysis in athletes with Cerebreal Palsy and is currently working at High Performance Sport New Zealand as a Knowledge Editor. Dave will be responsible for implementing programmes for New Zealand’s current and aspiring elite athletes to help them excel and achieve on the national and international scenes.
Utilising his qualifications and vast knowledge of the sport, we look forward to developing the next generation(s) of New Zealand Boccia athletes and seeing them competing and winning on the international stages once again.