A DISABLED Pendle youngster who plays boccia has qualified to play in a national event later this year.
Jakub Drozdzowski (14), from Nelson, has duchene muscular dystrophy. He will take part in the boccia nationals in May at Ponds Forge in Sheffield.
Jakub, along with fellow members of the Pendle boccia team, competed in the Northern championships in Liverpool in early December.
The youngsters were identified as talented in the sport through Lancashire’s Sports Playground to Podium initiative. It was important that they had the opportunity to compete in this high level competition.
Barbara Atkinson, from the Pendle Schools Sports Partnership, said: “I’d firstly like to congratulate Jakub on qualifying for the boccia nationals. He has only been playing the sport a short time and this is a real achievement