|Vicky at Ames UK Sport Club|
Waddon resident Vicky Panagiotidou was chosen as an Olympic Torchbearer last year and is inviting local residents to an opening day where they can play the sport of Boccia free of charge.
Boccia is a well-known sport that requires both skill and strategy, with the emphasis being on accuracy as opposed to strength. Currently governed by the Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association (CPISRA), Boccia was first granted entry to the Paralympics in 1984 and is one of three Paralympic sports that have no counterpart in the Olympic programme.
After the opening day Boccia will be available at Ames UK Sport Club, that Vicky owns, where she provides swimming for mainstream and special needs children and now Boccia for physically disabled children and adults.
The Boccia open day will be on: Wednesday 29th May, 4pm-6pm at: Croydon High School, CR2 8YB