The interest surrounding Boccia continues to grow in Waterford with 53 participants taking part in Waterford Sports Partnership’s most recent Boccia blitz which was held in Cill Barra Sports Centre on Wednesday 13th June. The participants came from five organisations in Waterford which included Carriglea Cairde Services, St. Otterans Hospital, Rehabcare, Brother’s of Charity and the Irish Wheelchair Association.
This was the second Boccia blitz since Waterford Sports Partnership (WSP) facilitated the delivery of Boccia training at the Kingfisher Club back in early March. This training was attended by staff members from Cill Barra Sports Centre, Woodlands Hotel, Park Hotel, Clonea Strand Hotel, St. Otterans Hospital and the Kingfisher Club.
WSP was delighted with the turnout and where impressed with the level of skill. Feedback from the groups was positive, with St. Otterans group leader Elish Hartney stating that it was “well worth coming for”, while Rehabcare group leader John Keane said that it was “a great morning” and “our group enjoyed it very much”.
St. Otterans were the overall winners on the day with teams from Carriglea and Rehabcare coming in joint-second. Sinead Brannigan from Cill Barra Sports Centre said “We are delighted to have hosted the Boccia Tournament in our centre as we aim to cater for all community groups in Waterford. Well done to the staff of the Waterford Sports Partnership for organising the event and congratulations to all the participants that played on the day. We look forward to seeing you all again for the next tournament, keep on practicing your skills.”
Following on from this success, the next Boccia blitz is planned for Wednesday 11th July. If your organisation would like to take part contact WSP Pauline Cunningham on 051 849855.