Suffolk charity, ActivLives, recently ran a Boccia tournament at Whitton Sports Centre in Ipswich, to help to celebrate National Boccia Day 2022. There were 38 competitors from across the county, who came together to enjoy a fantastic day of Boccia action.
During the day the tournament was visited by BBC Radio Suffolk with some of the players being interviewed about their love of Boccia. Paralympian, Evie Edwards, a member of the Boccia team that represented Great Britain in Tokyo and now coaches the sport, was also at the tournament to help referee the games and to present the winner’s medals at the end of the day’s competition.
Mike McCarthy, ActivSport Development Officer at ActivLives, said “Boccia is a great sport, anyone can enjoy it, it’s a sport for people with disabilities as well as those who may find other sports intimidating and/or difficult to play. The sport is so inclusive, it really is great fun!”
ActivLives are particularly grateful to all of the great volunteers who helped to make this event happen. If you are interested in trying Boccia, ActivLives hosts a regular session on Thursday’s between 10.30am-12.30pm at Whitton Sports Centre, Ipswich to find out more, and how to get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the ActivLives office on 01473 345350.