First Boccia Event for Fife Player

Tyler with his parents and Kieran Steer

Young Tyler McLelland from Glenrothes has recently experienced boccia at the highest level in Scotland and he loved every minute. The weekend started with confirmation of his classification of BC4 on the Friday prior to the tournament proper and ended with a bounce pairs match with the outstanding GB international McGuire bothers from the West of Scotland. In between he competed in his first ever BC4 singles competition winning one match and losing another for a debut silver medal.

Tyler is being mentored and coached by GB Paralympian Kieran Steer. Overseeing the progress of the young Fife novice is GB Boccia lead coach Claire Morrison from Dalgety Bay. Tyler has only been playing a few months but his progress has been steady and is evident for all to see. Mum and Dad are very involved with Tyler’s new boccia career as well as being hugely supportive of his swimming ambitions. Tyler is an excellent young Disability Sport Fife sporting prospect and keen to follow in the footsteps of Kieran who represented Great Britain at the Paralympic Games in Rio.

Richard Brickley MBE
President, Disability Sport Fife