Posted on Wednesday 2 April 2014 by Jigsaw NI
Supported by Belfast City Council Support for Sport programme
Jigsaw NI received funding from Belfast City Council Support for Sport programme to further develop the Boccia groups in Belfast and run a Boccia tournament for both groups to come together to compete for the coveted shield.
The tournament took place on Thursday 20th March 2014 and was held in the Spectrum Centre. There were 12 teams competing on the day. 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 top two teams that went through to the final were Mary’s Mates who had 16 points and The 3 C’s on 9 points. The final was a very tight one, with the score being one each after the first two ends, making the third end the deciding end. Mary’s Mates were in magnificent playing form and came out on top at the end.
Clare McQuiston, Manager of Jigsaw NI, said “Well done to all the teams that took part in the tournament and Congratulations to Mary’s Mates on winning the tournament. Boccia has become so popular with our service users and is enjoyed very much by those in the groups. Receiving the funding from Belfast City Council Support for Sport programme has given Jigsaw NI the opportunity to introduce the sport to new people and also to hold another Boccia tournament for all those involved in the Boccia groups. It is great to see our service users from different groups coming together to compete in a sport that they enjoy. Thank you to Belfast City Council Support for Sport and to all who made the tournament and overall project a success.”
Action shot from the tournament
Runner up team – The 3 C’s
The winning “Mary’s Mates” team
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