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2012 Lord Taverners Cornwall under 19s Boccia Tournament

2012 Lord Taverners Cornwall under 19s Boccia Tournament

On Friday 14 December, the 2012 Lord Taverner's Cornwall under 19s Boccia Tournament took place at Truro College. Eight schools from around the county took part, including:

  • Truro College
  • St Ives
  • Mullion
  • Budehaven
  • Treviglas
  • Brannel
  • Pool Academy
  • Penair

Over 60 participants took part, with over 20 leaders from Truro and Penwith College helping to run the tournament.

After several tense games, with every team showing great skill and competitiveness, the top four teams to place were:

  1. St Ives
  2. Pool Academy
  3. Brannel
  4. Treviglas

The top eight most gifted and talented individuals from the above four schools will go on to attend a Regional Competition in Exeter on January 31, representing Cornwall and their individual schools.
Boccia (pronounced 'Bot-cha') is a Paralympic sport introduced in 1984 for athletes with disabilities that have a major impact on motor skills. It is a target ball sport belonging to the same family as petanque and bowls where athletes throw, kick or use a ramp to propel a ball onto the court with the aim of getting closest to a 'jack' ball.

It is designed specifically for athletes with a disability affecting locomotor function and is played indoors on a court similar in size to a badminton court.

If you would like to get involved in Boccia, or any other disability sport in Cornwall, please contact Steve Hillman at the Cornwall Sports Partnership: 01872 323344 / 07837 311539 / shillman@cornwall.gov.uk