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Early Christmas present for Boccia Club

Published on Monday, 16th December 2019

New kit for Boccia Club

Hambleton Boccia club received an early Christmas present last month.

The club which was set up three years ago by Hambleton District Council plays at Northallerton Leisure Centre and competes in the North Yorkshire Boccia league as well as national competitions but up until now did not have its own kit.

But now thanks to sponsors York MOT Centre and Ray Maddison Builders from Scarborough the club has new team shirts.

“Most of the other clubs they play against all have proper kits,” said Councillor Mrs Bridget Fortune, portfolio holder for Leisure.

“To see the joy on their faces when they were all given their own shirts was very moving and we must show our gratitude to the sponsors for making that happen. We have a lot of very good and successful players and it will be great to see Hambleton finally all in matching tops and looking like a proper team.”

The club which has over 20 registered participants, who all attend sessions on a regular basis finished second this year in the  league and were given a wildcard to enter into the National League where they finished 10th out of 18 teams.   The team also won a gold medal in the Special Olympics Team Competition and three gold medals and one bronze in the Special Olympic pairs completion and two golds and a silver in the singles competitions.

For further information about Hambleton Boccia Club or for more information about coaching/ volunteering contact Joe McKechnie on 01609 767261 or [email protected]