What’s Boccia? Youngsters learn Paralympic sport from top coach
- Credit: Jon Reed
Youngsters at a Wymondham school got the chance to try their hand at the Paralympic sport of Boccia thanks to a visit from an award winning coach.
Pupils and staff at Browick Road Primary School learnt more about the sport when Wymondham-based Boccia coach Roy McGee visited the school for a day of games and coaching.
Boccia can be played by anyone, with or without a disability. Originally designed for people with severe cerebral palsy, it is now enjoyed by players all over the world.
As a target sport, played indoors with soft leather balls, the school's sports hall was the perfect venue for Mr McGee to give children an introduction.
'Here in Norfolk we have a thriving Boccia community with a number of teams and athletes. Earlier this year our Norwich Pioneers team came seventh in the National Championships so the sport is really on the up' said Mr McGee.
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Head teacher Pauline McMullan: 'We are always looking to provide our children with new experiences and were honoured to welcome Mr McGee.'
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