Paralympic legacy on show at Boccia event

THE Paralympic legacy was clear for all to see as more than 20 schools took part in a Boccia competition at Next Generation at Kembrey Park.

Pupils travelled from across Swindon as well as from Devizes, Salisbury and Marlborough to compete in the event, which sees players try to throw leather balls as close to a jack as possible in a game similar to bowls.

While Brazil dominated the sport at the London 2012 Paralympics, teams from Commonweal school finished first and second at Kembrey Park, with the winners now moving forward to the regional finals in Exeter.

Swindon Schools Sports Partnership’s School Games organiser Andy Steckbeck helped run the event, which he believes perfectly illustrates what the Olympics and Paralympics have given to this country.

via BOCCIA: Paralympic legacy on show at Boccia event (From This Is Wiltshire).

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