Boccia Finals have taken place across the whole of the East of England, with Panathlon delivering Lord Taverners Pan and Physical Disability Finals in a busy period.

The Essex competitions were held at Columbus School in Essex, with the Pan disability finals attracting 20 teams from 14 schools took part with leaders from St. John Payne  officiating the matches.

Panathlon Ambassador, Freya Levy was also on hand to inspire the competitors, pictured left with the winning Woodlands team.

The Top four were as follows –

1st Woodlands B,
2nd Glebe A,
3rd Beacon Hill,
4th Philip Morant A.

Glebe also were the top placed Primary school.

Mick Nixon from Woodlands School said, “This was the first occasion any children on our SEN register have had an opportunity to represent their school in a tournament and for most of them their first experience of competitive sport of any kind. The event was so well organised in excellent facilities and I’d like to say thank you on behalf of Woodlands school.”

Both Woodlands and Glebe have qualified for the Regional Finals

The physical disability finals attracted 10 teams, with last year’s East England’s national representative, Beacon Hill from Thurrock again securing victory in the county. The final however was a closely fought affair with Beacon Hill holding on for a 1 point victory over Redden Court. Both these schools qualify for the East England Finals

The top 4 were as follows

1st Beacon Hill A
2nd Redden Court
3rd Lexden Springs
4th Davenant Foundation

Burnham on Crouch was the highest placed Primary School.

Suffolk also saw Boccia in action with finals in Ipswich and Lowestoft. Lowestoft saw Primary SEN, Pan and Physical Boccia finals with over 100 children taking part.

Albert Pye School from Beccles secured the Primary title, Pakefield High the Pan title and Ormiston Denes the physical title, the Regionals await.

For more information on this event then see here.