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Boccia players compete for final places at Boccia England Nationals

A strong field of Boccia players will compete for the final slots at the Boccia England Nationals in May during a weekend of competition in Stoke. Open to players across a range of classifications, including the Boccia England groups BC1 to BC4 but also incorporating groups 5 and 6 for physically impaired players, group 7 for visual impairment and group 8 for intellectual impairment, the tournament brings together over 70 players.

Supported by Rank Foundation and Boccia England, the event will feature Paralympic star Caroline Robinson (BC1) and England players; Lee Maddison (BC3), Harry Thompson (BC4) and Andrew Morgan (BC1).

Chris Ratcliffe, Development Director for EFDS said:

“EFDS are delighted to welcome players from across Britain to the DSE Open Boccia event at Fenton Manor for the first time. Boccia is a sport built on the spirit of fair play and whilst national finals places are up for grabs, we know that sportsmanship will be as equal to the talent on show. We are as always thankful to the volunteers who give up their time for the event. Also, the Rank Foundation and Boccia England for their support to deliver this successful multi-impairment event”  

The event is free for spectators and will play will run from 10am until 6pm on Saturday 27 April. On Sunday 28 April runs from 9.30am until 1pm