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Volunteers trained to help deliver sport for disabled young people

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Boccia England coach education team were welcome visitors to Truro College last week when they delivered a Boccia Leaders course for students and volunteers from Kernow Boccia Club. Eighteen candidates completed the course which will enable them to coach boccia sessions at the College and in the wider community.

Truro College helped establish Cornwall's first ever boccia club, Kernow Boccia Club, through joint working with Cornwall Sports Partnership. The club is based in Truro at the College, hosting 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.

The coaching course covered areas of development including what it takes to be a boccia leader, the rules of the game and how to deliver a boccia session.

Julian Wills, Truro and Penwith College Sports Maker said "The College is committed to increasing disabled sports participation, and we are extremely grateful to Boccia England for helping us train more volunteers who will be able to create more opportunities for disabled people." For more information about boccia at the college please contact Julian on julianw@truro-penwith.ac.uk

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