The first Sussex Boccia League Community Games for adults with learning disabilities was held on Friday 3 February at the University of Chichester.
11 teams from across the county with over 50 participants took part in the games. The day included a friendly boccia competition and other fun activities for competition players and spectators.
The aim of the day was to provide a fun inclusive sports event, which engaged adults aged 16+ with learning disabilities.
All participants received either a medal or certificate post-event with the top 3 competing teams being announced as:
- 1st - Wrenford A
- 2nd - Apuldram A
- 3rd - Hub Club
A great day was had by all - evidenced by a player from participating school Woodlands Mead, who had this to say,
"I've really enjoyed today. It's been so much fun to meet lots of other people who enjoy playing Boccia as much as I do. I would really like to come to more of these types of events as it not only helps me to get better at Boccia but it helps me to make new friends too, which makes me feel more confident. I am very happy to be here today."
The event was run in conjunction with Active Sussex and supported by Out There West Sussex, first year Sports students from the University of Chichester and Boccia England.
A special mention goes to the students of the University of Chichester who helped manage the event logistics on the day, ensuring each boccia game ran smoothly.
There will be a second Boccia league event held in East Sussex later in spring. Those teams who attended the West Sussex league are also welcome to attend the East Sussex event.
Take a look at some of the event pictures below or visit our Facebook page to view the full collection.