PACE A team finish 11th in National League Finals

Published July 6, 2015

Following their success in winning the London league, the PACE Boccia A team were rewarded with qualification into the National League Finals, where the top teams from different regions across the country compete for the crown of National League Champions.

Often, only athletes with complex physical conditions will receive a classification to compete at regional, national or international level. The National League features athletes with a range of conditions, from mild learning difficulties to complex physical disabilities. This pan-disability competition provides all athletes with a disability the opportunity to play competitive boccia.

The PACE A team played well, with some clear and decisive communication and decision making from their captain, Alex Dukes. The experienced Jagjit Chuk played some good shots to keep the scoring circle tight and keep PACE in the games, while Jamie Keat got a taste of action in his first season with the senior squad.

Despite this, they were unable to win their first two games, against athletes with greater physical function who could exploit all areas of the court. However, a place in the playoffs resulted in an improved, confident performance and two wins for PACE A, securing them 11th spot in the tournament.

When asked about the competition, PACE Boccia coach, Andrea Zemenides said…

The team held their own against teams made up of more physically able athletes in this competition. It was great to see them working so well together and supporting each other throughout. Well done PACE A team.

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