Boccia In The News

Below are just some of our star players that have made headlines for their passion for their sport in the media.

We would like to congratulate them for their outstanding achievements.






Phil Bates - Sideliner scores top title

What started as a hobby for Cardiff South boccia player Phil Bates has led him to be a national sportsman. Bates, 65, was born with muscular dystrophy, a genetic disease that gradually weakens the body...

About four years ago, he discovered boccia, a sport related to bowls and petanque and similar to bocce...

He went on to compete at state then national level...

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Wendy Evans - Athlete heads to Seoul

A HUNTER Boccia Club player has been hand-hand-picked to represent Austraila at the Boccia World Open in South Korea. Charlstown's Wendy Evens is one of three Australians travelling to Seoul for a week in July. Evans has been a member of the Hunter club for five years...

With the competition on the horizon, Evans travels to Sydney every Wednesday to train with the Australian squad. She hopes her international boccia will lead to greater things.

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