Boccia tournament ‘a great success’

CRANEBROOK High School took out the Boccia NSW school knockout competition at Sydney Olympic Park recently.

Sixteen teams contested the grand final, with Cranebrook High winning.

The school was led by team captain and junior and open boccia state champion Connor Hamlin.

Boccia is a cross between Italian bocce and lawn bowls, played by people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Head of the Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s boccia program and Boccia NSW president Peter King said the competition was a great success.

“It has shown us how a Paralympic sport can deliver valuable social benefits to young athletes with disabilities,” he said.

“We also identified some strong up-and-coming new talent, which bodes well as we look towards the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.”

via Boccia tournament ‘a great success’ – Education – News – Penrith Press.

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