Mission Impossible Celebrate Second Consecutive Win In County’s Boccia League Competition

The Vale of Glamorgan’s Boccia League saw Mission Impossible take first place for a second year running, in the final at Barry’s Hengoleg Resource Centre.

Teams were divided into two pools, with the top teams in each sub-league progressing to the knock-out stages.

The final saw Mark Roderick, Carlie Davies and Andrew Davies, members of Mission impossible, beat the Red Arrows, also from Hengoleg Resource Centre.

The league, which began in 2003, is run by the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Sport and Play Development team, in partnership with local organisations, was made up of several Boccia teams, including: Hengoleg Resource Centre, Sully Scope, Woodlands Day Centre, SEND and Vale Peoples First.

Boccia is a disability sport where players propel balls with the aim of landing as closely as possible to the target ball. Each side has six red or blue balls and points are accumulated over the course of a match to find a winner.

Cabinet member for Social Care, Health and Leisure, Cllr Gordon Kemp, presented medals and certificates to all the participants on the day.

Cllr Kemp said: “Well done to everyone for participating in the league and congratulations to Mission Impossible on their impressive two-year win.

“It is important that sport is accessible for everyone and it is great to see how hard everyone works to organise this competition, from volunteers, drivers and staff.”

The Dean Evans Team Spirit Award went to the Barry Bombers for their superb attitude and effort throughout the league.

Alan Richards was also awarded the Spirit of the Game award, named after Dilwyn Williams, who passed away in 2016 and was one of the longest serving players in the Boccia League.

Simon Jones, Disability Sport Wales Development Officer for the Vale of Glamorgan Council, said: “Once again, the standard of Boccia was high and it keeps improving year on year.

“It’s great to see the teams take part, and from the silence during the games, you can tell how competitive everyone gets. Congratulations to all teams who took part and thanks to Hengoleg for hosting and refereeing the matches.”

For more information about Disability Sport in the Vale of Glamorgan, contact Simon Jones on 01446 704728, or sljones@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk.

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