We at Shropshire Disability Network were pleased to accept hosting a Boccia Bowles Tournament at this years See & Hear Exhibition. For several years now we have had a stand & it is a date that is now part of our calender of events that we engage with.
Every year Pauline Rose, VTTS Manager Provider Services Assessment & Eligibility Team Vision Technology & Training Shropshire & her team always manage to bring something different to the day & this year was no exception.
This year for us was extra special as not only did we have our stand there, despite many difficulties we “pulled off ” the first Boccia Bowles Tournament & have accepted the invitation to do it again in 2017. We thank Alli Richardson My Guide Ambassador with Shrewsbury Mobility Guide Dogs for her never ending support. Ruby our Chairperson after the event said ” I was fortunate to have support from trained students from Shrewsbury College of Arts & Technology. They helped by setting up, ensuring every one was in the right place at the right time, helped to assist those taking part. They took photo’s & short video’s. They were so enthusiastic supportive & helpful. They are a credit to Shrewsbury College. I know they enjoyed having the experience, I hope next year they will support us again. Thank you to all who helped.”
She continued “Two weeks prior to the event, we thought we would have to do “taster sessions” but suddenly we had 7 teams enabling us to run a proper tournament. With 3 teams from Lindale Court, The Maidens & Musketeers 2 teams & Baschurch 2 teams we had a very feisty & memorable day. While competitive, it was also fun. Lots of laughs and one or two things that we can change to make next years tournament even better”.
All participants were awarded a medal & the winning team Lindale Court Team 1 were presented with a Silver Salva by Colin Elliott (Mobility Team Manager Guide Dogs for the Blind) courtesy of See & Hear 2016
Make a date for next year Wednesday 10th May 2017 for their 10th Anniversary, plans are already being made to make this even more special.