The world of boccia tactics

Palmerston Norths Greig Jackson is not the type of man to let a disability get in the way of his sporting endeavours. Kirsty Lawrence spoke to the captain of New Zealands national boccia BC3 team ahead of the Asia-Oceania tournament in Sydney.The controlled movement of propelling six smooth, round leather balls requires concentration, muscle control, accuracy and tactical awareness.For Greig Jackson, 47, these skills have built up over time and led to him being selected as the captain of the boccia BC3 team for New Zealand for the upcoming Asia-Oceania tournament.But Jackson is an athlete with a difference. He has cerebral palsy and his sport, boccia, is played at an international level specifically for people with the condition.

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