Pupils from schools across the county tested their skills in a sports tournament with a difference this week competing in the Paralympic sport of Boccia.
Jack Hunt School physical disability team and Granta School first team took top honours at the school’s County Boccia Competitions. Organised by Living Sport, sponsored by Irwin Mitchell Cambridge Office and hosted at Cambridge Regional College, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Boccia England under 19 County Schools annual tournament attracted fourteen teams from eight schools around the county with places in the regional level competition up for grabs.
Granta school first team from Linton won a hotly contested final against Sawtry Village Academy in the pan disability competition with Heltwate school second team from Peterborough taking the bronze, and Hinchingbrooke School second team coming fourth from thirteen teams. All of the top four teams now go through to the Regional rounds to play for a place in the national finals.
Jack Hunt School took the physical disability competition title and go through to Regionals from this competitions. Students from Cambridge Regional College will also be selected to support the officiating at the Regional competition.
Competition organiser Rebecca Evans from Living Sport said
“This is the fifth year we have held the tournament at Cambridge Regional College and we are grateful for their support for both the venue and the young officials. We would like to thank Irwin Mitchell for supporting the competition for the first time. This is a very popular competition with the schools and it is very competitive It is fantastic to see so many young people enjoying playing Boccia and representing the school regardless of the result”
Physical Disability Competition
1st Jack Hunt School (Physical Disability team)
Pan Disability Competition
1st Granta School 1
2nd Sawtry Village Academy
3rd Heltwate 2
4th Hinchingbrooke School 2
5th Granta School 2
6th Hinchingbrooke School 1
7th Gretton School A
8th Gretton School B
9th Impington Village College 2
10th Jack Hunt School (Pan Team)
11th Impington Village College 1
12th Heltwate School 1
13th Castle School