Boccia NSW News

NSW Team Success in NZ

Congratulations to all members of the NSW team that visited Wellington in New Zealand for the Boccia New Zealand National Titles. The team were wonderful ambassadors for Boccia NSW and made many new friends “across the ditch”. Team spirit was strong, with NSW players actively and vocally supporting their team-mates when not involved in their own games.

The standard of play by our team was good across the board. We contested all medals in the BC1, 2, 4/5 and Kiwi classifications and gave the locals some stiff competition. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to field a BC3 player.

Committee member, Natalie Pavy, made sure that everyone was well fed and housed and generally mothered the team. Thanks, Nat!

I think you’ll agree that the results were outstanding:

Teams:

Gold: Michael Bull (Auckland) Maurice Toon (Waikato) Vishal Chandra (Waikato)

Silver: Matthew Whiting, Jeremy Morriss, Alisha Mill, Jared Rollinson (Canterbury)

Bronze: Chris Allerdice (NSW), Corena Harrison (ACT), Mohgamat Hendricks (ACT)

BC3 Pairs:

Gold: Greig Jackson (Palmerston North) Troy Robertson (Waikato)

Silver: Hyran Daymond (Wellington) Gina Taka-Ardouin (Canterbury) David Harrison (Wellington)

BC5 & Kiwi/Open Pairs:

Gold: Phil Bates & Connor Hamlin (NSW)

Silver: Thomas Chin (Canterbury) Colin Frude (Wellington)

Bronze: Cassie Brown (NSW) James Morrison (South Australia)

Individual BC1:

Gold: Chris Allerdice (NSW)

Silver: Neil Dalton (NSW)

Bronze: Matthew Whiting (Canterbury)

Individual BC2:

Gold: Jeremy Morriss (Canterbury)

Silver: Corena Harrison (ACT)

Bronze: Maurice Toon (Waikato)

Individual BC3:

Gold: Greig Jackson (Palmerston North)

Silver: Hyran Daymond (Wellington)

Bronze: Troy Robertson (Waikato)

Individual BC4/5:

Gold: Phil Bates (NSW)

Silver: Thomas Chin (Canterbury)

Bronze: Andrew Hocken (Canterbury)

Kiwi/Open:

Gold: Lilian Exton (Canterbury)

Silver: Matthew Henderson (Wellington)

Bronze: James Morrison (South Australia)

Boccia NSW Vice-President, Lucy Bates, says “The trip was definitely a success. Everybody on the team displayed a high standard of sportsmanship as well as boccia skills, and we may look at taking a NSW team away again in a year of two.”





2018 Boccia NSW State Titles

Yes folks, it’s time to start making your plans to take part in the 2018 Boccia NSW State Titles! The dates are Friday 16th March to Sunday 18th March 2018, and the venue is the Sydney Academy of Sport in Narrabeen. If you’ve never played in a major competition before, this is the place to start.

As well as three days of top class boccia, there’ll be a Ball Swap and Sell night, a Boccia NSW Committee meeting where you can find out all about where we’re heading in the next twelve months, and the chance to catch up with old friends from around the state.

The registration package will be available shortly, so watch this space!





2018 Boccia Australia National Titles

The Boccia Australia National Titles is the premier event in, and culmination of, our boccia year. It’ll be held from 27th May to 3rd June 2018 at the Sydney Academy of Sport and it’ll be the best boccia competition you’ll see in Australia next year. The best players from across the country and, perhaps, from overseas will be on the top of their form, so make a diary date to be there if you’re a boccia fan.

If you’d like to be considered for a position in the team to represent NSW at the Nationals, you must attend one of these two full-day selection trials:

Newcastle – Saturday 3rd February at Kahibah Sports Club, Kahibah Rd, Kahibah

or

Sydney – Saturday 17th February at Beacon Hill War Memorial Community Hall, Willandra Rd., Beacon Hill.


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