Wednesday, 20th June 2012
The interest surrounding Boccia continues to grow in Waterford with 53 participants taking part in Waterford Sports Partnership's most recent Boccia blitz which was held in Cill Barra Sports Centre on Wednesday 13th June. The participants came from five organisations in Waterford which included Carriglea Cairde Services, St. Otterans Hospital, Rehabcare, Brother's of Charity and the Irish Wheelchair Association. This was the second Boccia blitz since Waterford Sports Partnership (WSP) facilitated the delivery of Boccia training at the Kingfisher Club back in early March. This training was attended by staff members from Cill Barra Sports Centre, Woodlands Hotel, Park Hotel, Clonea Strand Hotel, St. Otterans Hospital and the Kingfisher Club.
St. Otterans were the overall winners on the day with teams from Carriglea and Rehabcare coming in joint-second. Sinead Brannigan from Cill Barra Sports Centre said "We are delighted to have hosted the Boccia Tournament in our centre as we aim to cater for all community groups in Waterford. Well done to the staff of the Waterford Sports Partnership for organising the event and congratulations to all the participants that played on the day. We look forward to seeing you all again for the next tournament, keep on practicing your skills." Following on from this success, the next Boccia blitz is planned for Wednesday 11th July. If your organisation would like to take part contact WSP Pauline Cunningham on 051 849855.
Boccia is played by wheelchair athletes with severe cerebral palsy and related neurological disorders and is an extreme test of muscle control and accuracy. The goal is to throw or bowl a ball so that it lands as close as possible to the 'jack' – a point is scored for each ball that finishes closer than an opponent's best effort.
For more information on upcoming events, please contact Waterford Sports Partnership's office on 058 21191 or 051 849855.
Katie Cashman and Niamh Briggs, both from Abbeyside, at the official launch of National Bike Week 2012 at the Pedal Port Lairge event in Walton Park, Dungarvan.
Photo: David Clynch
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