Hinchingbrooke School student Jabe Peake retained his national Boccia title at the Boccia England BE Cup Finals in Sheffield, beating an opponent in the final that he had lost to earlier in the competition. Jabe played well throughout the competition and attributes much of his recent success to the work that he and his coach have been doing with local Sports Psychologist Helen Davies.
Jabe is on the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme, a Sport England funded partnership between talented athletes, education institutions and national governing bodies of sport, working together to bring the best out of our country’s most exciting young Olympic and Paralympic talent.
In the year since first winning the BC1 (Boccia Class 1) title Jabe has been selected for the Boccia UK Transition Squad, a step up from the England Squad where he also continues to train. At the age of 17 Jabe has also Captained the England Under-23 Boccia Team at a friendly event in Russia as well as leading his school team to victory in the County championships.
Jabe, an A level student at Hinchingbrooke School, trains three times a week at the One Leisure facility in St Neots. As part of the National Squad Scheme he is very grateful to get free court time after school which enables him to balance his educational and sporting demands.
Jabe will be representing England at the forthcoming UK Championships in Largs, Scotland, and over the next year is setting his sights on attaining his first full international cap for Boccia UK. Watch this space!
Written by Sandra King, Jabe’s Coach and on-court sports assistant.