National Boccia Championships Head To Ponds Forge In Sheffield

Tom Dowan was one the millions who tuned into watch the London 2012 Paralympics. However, for Dowan, the Paralympics was not an education in disability sport.The 17-year old, who is aiming to compete in Rio in 2016, is already a two time national champion in boccia and six months on from the Games, he’s one of England’s finest players preparing for the National Championships, which will be held in Sheffield at Ponds Forge this May.The city has become an important hub for boccia in recent years. Team GB use the EIS English Institute of Sport for training camps and talent selection trials, whilst as well as hosting the National Championships, Ponds Forge housed the Canadian team in the lead up to last year’s Paralympics.

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