London Regional Boccia Success

Published February 4, 2015

Congratulations to the three athletes that represented PACE at the London Regional Boccia Championships, held at the University of East London, on February 1st 2015.

Reshad, Ramandeep and Jamie arrived early on Sunday morning to warm up, represent PACE and hopefully claim some medals.

The first match of the day was our highly talented 10 year old athlete, Jamie Keat, up against GB international athlete, Jess Hunter. Coming up against an athlete of this calibre is always tough, especially at the start of the day. Jamie communicated effectively and decisively with his assistant, playing some good shots to win an end, whilst limiting her score. Unfortunately, he lost the game but was in good spirits as he went on to his next set of fixtures. Playing some of the finest boccia he’s played, Jamie went on to win his following games and booked a place in the semi final, where he was unlucky to be defeated. Despite his disappointment, Jamie showed tremendous maturity to remain positive ahead of his 3rd/4th place playoff. His composure helped, as Jamie went on to beat Matt in the playoff and claim a bronze medal, hopefully the first of many in his boccia career. Congratulations to both Jamie and his assistant, Nick. Jamie has also qualified for the National Boccia Championships, which will be held in Sheffield.

Ramandeep started off her competition well, hoping to medal after coming so close in the South East Regionals a fortnight ago. As one of our more experienced PACE Boccia athletes, Ramandeep focussed on getting close to the Jack in all of her games. Her accuracy resulted in numerous perfect lay-up shots onto the Jack. Ramandeep remained calm and composed throughout the tournament, winning enough games to earn a place in the semi final against Reshad. Unfortunately, she was unable to beat him and her final match was a 3rd/4th playoff against Joseph, which she went on to win and claim bronze. Congratulations to Ramandeep, she has been committed in training and worked hard for this medal.

Reshad, had the gold medal in his sights after a string of silvers. He has been working hard over the past few months to achieve this and managed to maintain a good level of consistency throughout the tournament. Although not on his best form, Reshad used his experience and positive mindset to his advantage, winning all of his games and earning a place in the final against Tim. A composed performance in the final resulted in him winning his first gold medal. Congratulations to Reshad, who will be hoping to add to his medal collection at the National Boccia Championships.

After the competition, PACE Boccia Head Coach, Sunil, said…

The athletes are learning to reflect, identify their mistakes and take steps to put them right, whilst remaining positive. They work hard for each other, support each other through tough times whilst celebrating achievements together. Congratulations to the athletes and their assistants, they all deserve this success.


1 Response to “London Regional Boccia Success”

  1. Krishna February 5, 2015

    Congratulations Reshad, Ramandeep and Jamie for your achievements. Well done, keep the medal collection going…..