Dis­abil­ity sport team tri­umphs to reach re­gional boc­cia fi­nals

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

A SCHOOL sports team is cel­e­brat­ing suc­cess over lo­cal rivals af­ter reach­ing the re­gional fi­nals.

The suc­cess­ful boc­cia team from Fal­li­b­roome Academy, on Pri­ory Lane Mac­cles­field, is made up of Sofia In­glese, Myles Ver­non, Lily Caw­ley, team cap­tain Isaac Coveney and Amy Ed­wards.

The team won four matches to qual­ify, in­clud­ing a lo­cal derby against Mac­cles­field Academy.

They only lost one match in the last round, to the pre­vi­ous year’s na­tional fi­nal­ists.

When asked about how the team felt, a spokesper­son for the school’s PE depart­ment said: “They’re re­ally ex­cited and they meet the same team they played in the last round so hope­fully they can build on the ex­pe­ri­ence and con­tinue their suc­cess.”

Boc­cia is a ‘pre­ci­sion ball sport’, that is re­lated to bowls, and in­volves teams com­pet­ing to throw leather balls as close to a tar­get ball, or jack, as pos­si­ble.

All boc­cia teams are mixed gen­der and the game is played by ath­letes with dis­abil­i­ties which af­fect their mo­tor skills. Boc­cia has been a Par­a­lympic sport since 1984.

Sofia In­glese, Myles Ver­non, Lily Caw­ley, team cap­tain Isaac Coveney and Amy Ed­wards

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