Pool Academy & St Ives School Victorious at U19 Boccia Tournament!
Friday 17th January 2014 saw Schools from across Cornwall take part in the Lord Taverners Under 19 Boccia Tournament hosted by Treviglas Community College and the Sports Hub.
Boccia is a form of bowls aimed at all ages, levels and abilities and for disabled and non-disabled participants.
Pool Academy and St Ives School reigned victorious at the tournament with some fantastic games being played throughout the day. Pool and St Ives fought off tough competition from teams across Cornwall including reigning School Games Boccia Champions Penair School.
Other teams present at the competition were Doubletrees, Camborne SIA, Treviglas Community College and Truro College.
Both Pool and St Ives will now go on to represent their school and county at the Regional finals on the 4th of February at the Riverside Leisure Court in Exeter.
Steve Hillman from the Cornwall Sports Partnership, who ran the event, said: "It's been a fantastic day of Boccia, all the teams have played really well with some impressive skills on show, judging by the smiles on faces a fun day was had by all. Massive thank you to Truro College Leaders who were fantastic and the Sports Hub at Treviglas Community College who helped organise such a great event!
Boccia England's Talent Identification officer was also there on the day conducting individual skills tests at the tournament and handpicked six players for potential fast track player pathways.
Tim Holbrook, Director of Community Sport at Treviglas Community College, also commented: "It was a fantastic day and it was great to see so many students taking part and having fun with many playing for the very first time. The Leaders from Truro College were fantastic, motivating and did a great job."
If anyone wants to try Boccia why not come along to the new Kernow Boccia Club at Truro College, sessions are held every Friday evening 7pm - 8.30pm.