Northland boccia players come up trumps

Boccia may not be one of our region’s well-known sports, but three Northlanders’ success at the Lower North Island Boccia Championships show there is some strength in it.

Originating from a Greek ball tossing sport, Boccia is a cross between indoor bowls and petanque, which is designed for people with disabilities.

However, having a disability did not stop 16-year-old Alex Dickson coming away with a gold medal in the combined BC1, 2 and 4 grades during the weekend.

via Northland boccia players come up trumps | Northern Advocate.

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