Cornwall's First Ever Boccia Club Launches!
Cornwall's first ever boccia club has been formed by a team of enthusiastic volunteers and through joint working between Truro College and Cornwall Sports Partnership. The new club 'Kernow Boccia Club' will be based in Truro at the College, hosting participatory boccia opportunities for disabled people on Friday evenings.
Boccia is a Paralympic sport where players aim to propel balls close to a target ball. Two sides compete as individuals, pairs or as a team of three over a set number of ends. Points are accumulated over the course of a match to find a winner. The game can be played recreationally or competitively.
Kernow Boccia Club will be delivering weekly lunchtime sessions as part of the Health, Wellbeing and Sport programme at Truro College, and will host evening club sessions at the college on Fridays from 7pm which will be open to all.
Julian Wills, Truro and Penwith College Sports Maker said "We are delighted that Truro College could help create these new opportunities for disabled people. The College is committed to ensure equality of access to sport, and by working with Steve Hillman at the Cornwall Sports Partnership we have been able to assist with the launch of the Kernow Boccia Club".
Plans are already underway to deliver a coach education course to help encourage more volunteers to help out at the club. Freddie Kemp, one of the founders of Kernow Boccia Club said "We are really keen to hear from anyone who would be interested in playing the sport of boccia, or who would like to help volunteer at the club".
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