Boccia league success for college team
11:11pm Wednesday 14th May 2014 in Sport
LEAGUE WINNERS: Winners of the Vale Adult Boccia League, members of 'N’Dubz,' a team from the Barry campus of Cardiff and Vale College, are pictured with Cllr Gwyn John (right), Vale cabinet member for tourism and leisure, and Disability Sp
ON just their second appearance in the competition, a team from the Barry campus of the Cardiff and Vale College has won the Vale Adult Boccia League title.
Very similar to French boules or pétanque, the sport was originally created for those with cerebral palsy but is now widely played by individuals of all abilities. It continues to go from strength to strength and is more popular than ever in the Vale.
A total of 12 teams took part in this year's league, with the eventual winners, "N'Dubz," beating Boccia Roller Royals in a very closely contested final and maintaining their undefeated league record.
In the third place play-off, Boccia Roller Scarlets beat Hen Goleg’s "Fry’s Turkish Delight.
Vale cabinet member for tourism and leisure Cllr Gwyn John presented trophies and plaques to the winning teams.
Simon Jones, the Vale’s Disability Sport Wales development officer, said: "The league is growing in popularity throughout the Vale, with a record number of teams and players this year.
"The standard of boccia has been very high, which is a credit to the players as well as their coaches. Hopefully, the league can attract more teams next year.”
If anyone is interested in taking part in next year’s league, contact Simon on 01446 704728 or firstname.lastname@example.org.