Four Scottish players are once again competing in the World Stage after being selected to be part of the Boccia UK Team competing in the Boccia World Open in Seville, Spain, between 2 and 6 August.
Player Classification Home Town
Patrick Wilson BC3 Peebles, Edinburgh
Jamie McCowan BC3 Dundonald, Ayrshire
Scott McCowan BC3 Dundonald, Ayrshire
Stephen McGuire BC4 Hamilton, South Lanarkshire
In addition to the players the Scottish contingent includes Boccia UK Performance Coach Claire Morrison and three ramp assistants, Linda McCowan, Gary McCowan and William Wilson
The four players competed in Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and continue to be part of the Boccia UK World Class Programme. Other Boccia UK Team mates competing in Spain are Will Hipwell, Claire Taggart, David Smith and Evie Edwards.
The Boccia UK Players will be looking to have strong performances as this competition contributes to their qualification for athletes taking part for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Scottish Disability Sport wishes them every success in their qualification quest for Tokyo.
This event is being streamed live by BISFed. Click here for the live stream.
SDS with partners will shortly be rolling out new Boccia participation sessions across Scotland thanks to funding through the BIG Lottery Fund.
If you or anyone you know has a disability and would like to try the sport of Boccia please telephone Scottish Disability Sport on 0131 317 1130 or alternatively please email firstname.lastname@example.org