Stormont House Sporting Success Boccia London Youth Games Finals – Crystal Palace
18th March 2016
On Thursday 10 March a team of students took part in the London Youth Games Boccia finals which took place at Crystal Palace. This was the first time that a team from Hackney had qualified for the finals of the Boccia tournament. Each student performed to the best of their ability and succeeded in finishing in third place winning a bronze medal. Well done to Lorell, Connor and Joe S.
Boccia is a disability sport that tests muscle control and accuracy. Players propel balls to land close to a target ball. Two sides compete as individuals, pairs or as a team of three over a set number of ends. Each side has six balls (red or blue) each end to try and score points. Points are accumulated over the course of a match to find a winner.