Boccia England

Special Olympics GB National Summer Games 2017 Success

The Special Olympics Great Britain National Summer Games took place at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield between 7 – 12 August 2017.

This was the country’s largest multi-sports event for athletes with intellectual disabilities to be held in 2017. Around 2,600 athletes with intellectual disabilities of all ages and abilities came together from across the country. They were supported over the 4 days of competition by 800 coaches, 1000 volunteers, 200 officials and over 7,000 family & friends.

The Special Olympics GB’s National Games 2017 was a great success and one of the most successful ever held! All involved from the athletes to volunteers to sporting venues were second to none and these Games will be remembered as a great sporting moment hosted in Sheffield.


Congratulations to boccia athlete Leslie Martin who won gold at Special Olympics GB, this was his biggest competition yet. Leslie, said: “I was up against some strong competitors, some were ex-England and ex-Great Britain players., read more about Leslie's great achievement here and for details of all results please see here


Congratulations to all those helped set up this this fabulous event and in particular to dedicated Boccia England volunteer Rachel Miller who coordinated event.


For more information, photos and news on the Special Olympics Great Britain National Summer Games 2017 please visit their website here