Students from the UVHS Sports Ability Club have been learning to play Boccia, a game similar to bowls only played with leather balls.
After successfully qualifying at The Lord’s Taverners County Boccia Competition in November 2016, 6 students from the UVHS Sports Ability Club (Alfie, Harvey, Ella, Michael, Daniel & Owen) travelled to Liverpool to represent Cumbria in the Northwest Regional Finals on Thursday 2nd February 2017.
Along with about 110 other students from schools across the north-west of England, the UVHS team was engaged in a competitive tournament throughout the day with only the winning team qualifying for the National Finals in May. As the day progressed the excitement and tension built up as all players and teams used their tactics and skills in an effort to get ahead of the field. At the very end, despite a valiant performance from all 6 students, the UVHS team were pipped to the post, but they still won the bronze medal position, becoming the first Cumbrian team ever to win a regional medal in the Pan-Disability division. Congratulations to all players for a fantastic day and team performance.
Richard Evans, Performance Manager at Boccia England said:
“Events like this offer a great opportunity for local and regional talent to be noticed and accelerated to a national level.”