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Mission Impossible prove invincible after unbeaten Boccia League success

 

09 May 2017

 

Vale of Glamorgan Boccia side Mission Impossible recently recorded an impressive unbeaten streak to clinch the 2017 Vale Boccia League.

 

Vale Boccia League 2017Winning every single match they played in, and avoiding self-destruction in the process, Mission Impossible won the league which started back in February.

 

The league, run by the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Sport and Play Development team, in partnership with a number of local organisations, was made up of several Boccia teams, including: the Boccia Rollers, Hengoleg Day Centre, Scope Sully Skills Development Centre, SEND Scorpions and Woodlands Day Centre. 

  

Taking place at Hengoleg Resource Centre, the teams were divided into two pools, with the top teams in each sub-league progressing to the knock-out stages.

 

The Final was eventually contested between Mission Impossible and SEND Scorpions, with the latter leading at the half way point. Nevertheless, a strong second-half display saw Mission Impossible collect the win in a memorable final.

 

It was quite a remarkable season for the team from Hengoleg Resource Centre, as they were the first team since 2013 to win every single match they played in.

 

Boccia league participants with awardsAlso collecting awards on the day were The Boccia Rollers, who were awarded the Dean Evans Team Spirit Award for their outstanding attitude throughout the league (this included attending every week and encouraging all the teams who took part) whilst Karen Roberts, of the Woodland Warriors, picked up the Dilwyn Williams Individual Sportsmanship Award for a string of inspiring performances.

 

Boccia is a disability sport where players propel balls with the aim of landing as closely as possible to the target ball. Each side has six balls (red or blue), and points are accumulated over the course of a match to find a winner.

 

Simon Jones, Disability Sport Wales Development Officer for the Vale of Glamorgan Council, said: “The standard of Boccia keeps improving year on year, and it’s a pleasure to witness so many people taking part in a competition that is fiercely contested, but with every player showing great sportsmanship.  

 

“Thank you to everyone who helps support the league and make it a success - without you, the competition couldn’t take place.”

 

If you would like more information about Disability Sport in the Vale of Glamorgan, contact Simon Jones on 01446 704728, or sljones@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk