Silver lining for Alconbury man
ALCONBURY man Paul Akers won a silver medal is the DSE Open Boccia Championship in Sheffield - only six months after taking up the sport.
Akers shone up against some stiff competition - including Great Britain and England internationals - in the BC2 class.
Boccia is a Paralympic target-ball sport for athletes who have disabilities that have a major impact on their motor skills.
Akers was in terrific form, winning his first two matches without dropping a point before losing out to GB star Joshua Rowe 7-1 in the last four.
Paul is a member of the county’s Camboccia club whose coach Shaun Mccormick said, “Paul has only been involved in Boccia for six months and his dedication is second to none.
“He paid £380 for his own Boccia balls, practices every day and travels the 50-mile round-trip to every Camboccia session.
“It has certainly paid off. With his commitment and attitude we could see Paul in the next Paralympics.”
Camboccia are planning to set up a club in Peterborough in the near future.
Anyone interested in joining should contact Shaun at shaun@ camboccia.co.uk