Posted on Thursday 28 March 2013 by Jigsaw NI
Supported by Lloyd’s TSB Community Grant programme
Jigsaw NI received funding from Lloyd’s TSB Community Grant programme to develop a new Boccia group in East Belfast, further develop the existing groups in West Belfast and Bangor, and run a Boccia tournament for all three groups to compete in the first ever Jigsaw NI Boccia tournament.
The tournament took place on Thursday 21st March 2013 in Connswater Community and Leisure. There were 9 teams competing between the three groups. Each team played against 3 other teams with their scores added up from each game to make their final total. A lot of the games were very tightly fought, but the overall winners were ‘The Puzzlers’ from the Bangor group.
Clare Lagan, Manager of Jigsaw NI, said “Boccia is a very popular activity/sport with our service users and is enjoyed very much by those in the groups. Receiving the funding from Lloyd’s TSB has given Jigsaw NI the opportunity to introduce the sport to so many new people and also to hold its first ever Boccia tournament. It is great to see our service users from different groups coming together to compete in a sport that they enjoy. Thank you to Lloyd’s TSB and to all who made the tournament and overall project a success.”
Photo attached – The winning Puzzlers team with Alison Moss (Jigsaw NI Programme Co-ordinator).
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