The National Boccia League Finals took place on Saturday 1st July at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre. With 17 teams competing, the National League Finals were our biggest yet!
Thanks to everyone that took part, we appreciate it was a long day for players, coaches, assistants and volunteers. We will be considering format changes for next season and want to know what you think, please send any suggestions and feedback through to Rachael crack firstname.lastname@example.org
We are really starting to see some fantastically high level boccia being played and we'll be releasing our National Boccia League plans really soon! Watch this space!
Now for the highlights....
The National League finished up as follows:
1st place: PACE A (promoted to Super League)
2nd place: Rio's Rockets (promoted to Super League)
3rd place: Blackpool boccia
4th place: Paul's Place Raiders
5th place: Sheffield City Rebels
6th place: Paul's Place Vikings
7th place: YMCA Wildcats A
8th place: Shooting Stars
9th place: Stockport Dynamos
10th place: Special Olympics Surrey A
11th place: Romford YMCA
12th place: Norwich Pioneers
13th place: Herne Bay Herons
14th place: Bury Tigers
15th place: Sportsable Strikers
16th place: Scarboccia
17th place: Percy Hedley A
The full results will be available shortly.
The Super League was all to play for going into the final fixture day. Camboccia set off on a flying start winning 9-1 against Bexley Dodgers and 7-4 against Southern All Stars. Paul's Place met them in the final after winning both their challenging pool matches against Jorvik and The Breakaways. Paul's Place continued with their winning streak and took the win in the final.
Congratulations to Paul's Place taking home the double on the final day - Super League Champions 2017!
Paul's Place (above) also received Club of the year in the 2017 Boccia England Awards.
Congratulations to Camboccia (below) on their second set of silver medals this season, all that hard work has paid off and they keep their spot in the Super League 2017/18.
The Breakaways (below) took the bronze medal on the day but that wasn't enough to keep them in the Super League for another season. They will drop down to the National League for the 2017/18 season.
Bexley Dodgers won their 5th/6th play off on this final fixture day and will drop back down to the National League for 2017/18.
Jorvik Vikings (below) stay in the Super League after achieving third place overall, an all time record for a team's first year in the Super League!
Southern All Stars (below) maintain their success in the Super League taking second place overall. The question is can they take back their 2016 title next season?
They look set to have tough competition from our two newly promoted teams PACE A from London and Rio's Rockets from Nottingham. The 2018 Super League season is definitely going to be an exciting one!
The full results can be found on the Super League Fixture Day 4 event page
This is how the Super League table panned out:
The entry deadline for the National League is Monday 2nd October.
Boccia England looks forward to seeing everyone next season!