Last Thursday 8th March, three members of Abbey’s Boccia team rocked up to the London Sport Awards to help represent the Camden Boccia League at the ceremony in Wembley Stadium.
Dennis, Marie and Carmel were delighted to attend on Abbey’s behalf. We joined the Camden tables along with representatives from Camden Council and the other teams – Castlehaven, Somers Town Community Centre, Origin Housing, Third Age Project and St Pancras Community Association.
The Camden Boccia League was shortlisted for the ‘London Together Award’. This award was created to celebrate the achievements of the community sport sector in London; to recognise the organisations that bring together people of all ages and backgrounds to take part in physical activity, breaking down the barriers between people using the power of sport.
These things are definitely reflected in the way the Boccia league runs; every month all the teams come together for a friendly tournament at one of the venues and enjoy a tea break and chat together as well as the match. We always have a laugh at the tournaments and they bring together groups from different parts of the borough who might not otherwise have the chance to get to know each other. It’s also a totally accessible sport – you can take part whatever your fitness level or mobility.
In the end the category award went to La Liga Female Recreational Football League in Southwark – congratulations to them. We really enjoyed our trip up to Wembley! See a report from London Sport here.
Our Boccia team always welcomes new players – why not join us next time? We practice on Fridays from 12.15pm. Call Laura for more info on 07447 932564.