Boccia helps provide respite for Chernobyl children


he 11 youngsters from Belarus visited Ponds Forge International Sports Centre as part of a four-week holiday in Sheffield, away from the fallout of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

The children, aged nine to 12, played games of boccia – a ball sport related to bowls – with the Ponds Forge-based Smashers Club, and were also treated to free swimming at the venue’s leisure pool.

via Games provide respite for Chernobyl children – Local Health – The Star.

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