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SHLA Leaders receive national recognition

posted 25 Apr 2018, 05:08 by John Newman   [ updated 25 Apr 2018, 05:11 ]

Three SHLA students were recently invited to the National Boccia championships at The University of Hertfordshire. Boccia is a Paralympic sport for athletes with disabilities that have a major impact on their motor skills. Boccia is a target ball sport similar in rules to bowls. Players play from a sitting position and will play i ndependently despite their disability. This invite was as a result of a successful link with Panathlon, a national charity which Panathlon is open to young disabled people between 5 and 19 and is predominately aimed at those young people with severe learning difficulties and/or physical impairments. 

The students have been highly praised for their leadership qualities both at Panathlon events and the Boccia championships held at SHLA. As a result of the success of these events and the leadership qualities shown by the students Boccia England invited 3 students, Callum Savill, Cody Aldridge and Alexis Coveney to officiate at the prestigious national championships. The students were rewarded for their efforts by spending two days as guests of Boccia England. During their stay they gained a level 1 in Boccia and officiated in the national championships. Our students were also chosen to officiate the final a great recognition of their efforts.

At the end of the event Callum Savill was voted “Young Official of the Year 2018” by the Boccia England Officials a fantastic achievement.

SHLA are very proud of our Young Leaders and their ongoing success, this recognition and award is justification of what our students can achieve.