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Big day for Hambleton Boccia club

Published on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016

Big day for boccia club

Hambleton Boccia club competed in its first major competition last month in Sheffield.

Three members took part in the Heathcoat Cup – a new competition for all impairment groups where players compete in a friendly environment and have the chance to qualify for a place in the finals in London. 

Anthony Carver after two very tough matches was only one point off qualifying for a bronze medal match in his classification group in the final standing, while Mark Gracey made it all the way to the final coming away with a silver medal after losing out to a very seasoned player.

Mark will now represent Hambleton in the national Heathcoat finals in London next year.

“Both Mark and Anthony were very impressive and for our first big competition they did us proud,” said Joe Mckechnie, Hambleton District Council’s Inclusive Sports Officer.

“The competition is great for those starting off or wanting to further their competition experience.   Our focus is now on preparing our club participants who didn’t compete in Sheffield for the Heathcoat cup in Newcastle in March and hopefully we will manage to get some more qualification places for the finals in London with Mark.”

If anyone would like more information about Hambleton Boccia Club or any other inclusive sporting opportunities, contact Joe on 01609 767261 or joe.mckechnie@hambleotn.gov.uk