THE Southern Cross K-12 School Ballina Support Unit Boccia team has returned from Sydney, not with a trophy, but a lot of satisfaction and pride.
The special needs students, Anthony Pitt, Jayden Watson and Liam Hourigan, took part in the State Championships at Olympic Park Stadium.
They lost to Heathcote (2-3); defeated Pt Macquarie (5-1); lost to Bossley Park (3-4); and edged Dubbo (3-2).
\”We\’re so proud of their efforts; I would have loved them to have tasted victory,\” support teacher Rod Farrelly said.
\”They came up against Heathcote High, who boasted a national representative in its side in the first round.
\”That game was within a whisker of becoming a sudden-death playoff too.\”