West of Scotland Schools Boccia

West of Scotland Schools Boccia Group Photo

In partnership with the West of Scotland Schools Association, SDS ran the Schools Boccia Championships on Tuesday 24th January at the Emirates Arena Glasgow.  55 pupils from across 8 local authorities competed, with some excellent play from all participants.

We hope the pupils enjoyed the day and well done to everyone involved.

Medal Winners are below:

Physical Disability – A1
Gold: Zoe Irving, Langholm Academy, Dumfries & Galloway
Silver: Taylor McTaggart, St Mungo’s Academy, Glasgow
Bronze: Christopher Telfer, Dalmilling PS, South Ayrshire

Physical Disability – A2
Gold: Daniel McLaughlin, Annanhill Primary, East Ayrshire
Silver: Aiden Gibson, Craigmarloch, Inverclyde
Bronze: Connor McLauchlan, Kelbourne Park School, Glasgow

Physical Disability – Ramp players
Gold: Fraser Somerville, Mearns Castle, East Renfrewshire
Silver: Sophie Spence, Buchanan High, North Lanarkshire
Bronze: Faith Wright, Annanhill Primary, East Ayrshire

Learning Disability
Gold: Hayden Keir, Annan Academy, Dumfries & Galloway
Silver: Michael Gilhooly, Hollybrook, Glasgow
Bronze: Calum Thomson, Hollybrook, Glasgow

Paralympian Stephen McGuire and ex-Paralympian Peter McGuire were on hand to encourage the competitors, give out the medals and have their picture taken with the pupils so big thanks to them.

Thanks also to the Celtic FC Foundation’s ‘Inspiring Sport’ project who funded the event, to the Emirates Arena for hosting and their help on the day, and Ayrshire College students for officiating.