On Friday, our Boccia team headed to Penrith to compete in the County Final. There were six teams in all from secondary schools across Cumbria – our team, one from Sandgate School in Kendal, two from Queen Elizabeth School in Kirby Lonsdale, one from Netherhall in Maryport and one from Cumbria Academy for Autism, in Workington.
Competition was fierce! There was some fantastic boccia played by all the students, with some very closely fought games.
WHS Boccia Coach, Mrs Croucher said: “Our WHS team played better than I had ever seen them play and Andrew made some excellent tactical decisions for the team as their captain. They were calm and focussed, winning all of their games (some more easily than others).”
The team was crowned county champions and will now go on to represent Cumbria along with teams from Queen Elizabeth School and Sandgate School at the North-West Boccia Finals in Liverpool in March.
Huge congratulations to Emily Kennon, Samuel Kileen-McGuirk and Andrew Kyle on their win.
Tremendous well done also to our Year 9 Sports Leaders who officiated once again and did a wonderful job.
Ex-student, Connor Dixon, also attended as an ambassador for the sport. He assisted with the officiating and presented the medals.
Thank you to Hilary Stephenson from the Youth Sports Trust, Hannah Paling from HP Activities and the Panathlon Organisation for organising the event.