Disability sport team triumphs to reach regional boccia finals
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