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Cardiff and Vale College claim Vale Boccia League trophy

 

Published 22 May 2015

 

Cardiff and Vale College Team “The Killers” have eaten up all the competition to claim the Vale Adult Boccia League for 2015.

 

Adult boccia league May 2015Thirteen Boccia teams made up from the Boccia Rollers, Cardiff and Vale College, Hengoleg Resource Centre and Woodlands Day Centre competed against each other over 13 weeks, with the Killers coming out on top.

 

Due to the number of teams taking part this year, the teams were split into two leagues with the top four in each league moving on the quarter finals.

 

The final was contested between The Killers and the experienced Boccia Rollers One, and thanks to some extraordinary shots The Killers came out on top in a very competitive final.

 

Boccia which is similar to French Boules or Petanque is a Paralympic and Special Olympic Sport which can be played by all.

 

This was the second year in a row that a team from Cardiff and Vale College have won the title, and the win was made even more impressive with the competition being The Killers’ first time playing together.

 

Boccia Rollers Two played Woodlands 3 Amigo’s in the 3rd place play off with the Boccia Rollers Two coming out on top.

Councillor Gwyn John, the Vale’s Cabinet member for Leisure and Tourism attended the matches where he presented trophies and plaques to the winning teams during the ceremony.

 

Simon Jones, Disability Sport Wales Development Officer for the Vale of Glamorgan Council, said: “The league is becoming more and more popular each year. We had 47 adults taking part which is an increase on last year. The standard of play was excellent as always, which created a very competitive league. I would also like to thank Hengoleg Resource Centre for staging the league year on year. It’s very much appreciated.”

 

If you are interested in playing Boccia or any other Disability Sport please contact Simon Jones on 01446 704728 or sljones@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk.

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