Posted on Thursday 26 February 2015 by Jigsaw NI

– supported by Belfast City Council Support for Sport programme

Winners - The Seasiders Team

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 Belfast groups to come together along with the Bangor group to compete for the coveted shield.

The tournament took place on Thursday 12th February 2015 and was held in the Spectrum Centre. There were 11 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 team that stood out and won by a clear margin on the day were “The Seasider’s” from the Bangor group.

Clare McQuiston, Manager of Jigsaw NI, said “Well done to all the teams that took part in the tournament and Congratulations to “The Seasiders” 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.”

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