Lord’s Taverners Regional Boccia Qualifier 2016


Hebden Green School – winners in the PD category

We were delighted  to host the Lord’s Taverners Regional Boccia Qualifier on the 4th February. Twenty three teams, with approximately ninety players,  took part in this fantastic event.

The purpose of the tournament, which was organised in partnership with Lord’s Taverners and Boccia England, was to decide which teams should represent the North West in the Lord’s Taverners National Finals on Friday 20th May 2015 at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield.

Eileen Fitzgibbon – Lord’s Taverners’ Committee Member for Cheshire & North Wales commented:

“I think one of the most important things that events like these do is bring together different schools. This tournament gives opportunities for different schools to support one another. It means that the children aren’t isolated because of disability, but they are bought together through playing sport. Every child here today is inspirational.”

Sandra Kemp, Ridgewood Community High School, Burnley was also extremely positive saying:

“It’s a triumph to get our students to have new experiences outside their comfort zones. Seeing our shy students interact with other people and play as a team is amazing. It’s also great to see our students playing something other than football!”

The teams were well prepared for the event, resulting in a high standard of play throughout the tournament.

After some great games the final of the Pan Disability category resulted in West Kirby Residential School (A) (Merseyside) winning the right to represent the region at the National Finals after beating West Kirby Residential (B) by 7 points to 3.

The Physical Disability category was won by Hebden Green School (Cheshire), who beat The Nelson Thomlinson School by 6 points to 2. They will join West Kirby Residential School at the National Finals.