Boccia club due to open in Hoddesdon

A SPORTS club for disabled people due to open in Hoddesdon hopes to build on the resounding success of the Paralympics.

Peter Stannard

Wheelchair user Peter Stannard, who suffers from a disorder that causes weakness in his legs and pelvis, set up the Broxbourne Badgers boccia club.

Boccia is a ball game similar to bowls or petanque, in which players throw balls as close as they can towards a jack.

Peter, 52, said: “I’m doing this to get me away from my disability – it’s like a kind of therapy helping others.

“There’s been quite a bit of interest and we’ve already got about 10 or so signed up and are hoping for more.

“Boccia is similar to bowls but played seated and can be played on any kind of surface.

“It was originally developed for people with severe cerebral palsy, but anyone can play it – disabled or able-bodied.”

via Boccia club due to open in Hoddesdon | Hoddesdon News & Broxbourne News | Latest News & Events in Hoddesdon & Broxbourne In Hertfordshire.

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