• Ben Norman

Boccia County Finals

On Thursday the 14th of June, six Key Stage 3 pupils represented SSSC at the Boccia county finals at Derby University.

Shamar Weir, Beau Bradford, Connor Wathey, Harry Palmer and Kieran Humphries all put their precision to the test against four other schools from within Derbyshire.

The SSSC team had qualified for the county finals having won the Amber Valley tournament a few months previously, so just to get this far was a huge achievement! The standard of play was extremely high and led to some competitive game play throughout each match up. The facilities were incredible and the pupils really enjoyed seeing and using an elite sporting arena.

For those that have never heard of Boccia here is a brief over view of the game:

Boccia is a co-ed sport of control and accuracy, similar to curling or lawn bowling. Games last four or six ends. Players propel balls towards the target or “jack” ball. Each side has six balls (red or blue) per end to try and score points. The closest side to the target ball when all the balls have been played, scores. If the game is tied after all ends have been played, a tie-break end is played. Boccia can be played head to head, in teams of three, or in pairs.

SSSC won two of our four games, which unfortunately was not enough to qualify for the next round of the competition. The boys represented the school fantastically, playing with a smile, great levels of encouragement, impeccable effort and excellent sportsmanship towards the other competitors.

With a bit more practice, we will be going all out for the trophy in next year’s competition! #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */