News & events News Introducing the English athletes of Team GB! One week, 33 countries, 10 GB athletes! The World Championships are nearly here! Be sure to view all the live action throughout the Championships on BBC Sport here Boccia England is very excited and proud to showcase our English athletes taking part of the Championships in Liverpool as part of Team GB: David Smith A BC1 player who is a Boccia England member and has been English champion 11 times. David will be competing in the Individual and Team events. Team GB's star athlete, won Gold at the Rio Paralympics in 2016 and is the current World Number 1. Evie Edwards A BC4 player from Suffolk competing in the Individual and Pairs' events. Evie progressed through our England Talent Pathway (ETP) swiftly, performing well for Boccia England at international level before progressing to Boccia UK. Evie is currently Boccia England's highest ranked BC4 athlete. Jess Hunter A BC3 player from Surrey competing in the Pairs' event. Jess has competed in numerous Boccia England national competitions resulting in a podium position on many occasion. Jess is currently Boccia England's highest ranked BC3 athlete. Louis Saunders A BC4 player from Sussex competing in the Individual and Pairs' events. Louis progressed through our England Talent Pathway (ETP) before being elected for Boccia UK and making his international debut at the age of 16. Louis is currently ranked as Boccia England's no. 2 BC4 athlete. Will Hipwell A BC2 player from Cambridge competing in the Team events. Will developed his boccia skills through our England Talent Pathway before his selection to Boccia UK. Will is currently Boccia England's highest ranked BC2 athlete. We wish all our athletes the best of luck! Go Team GB! Not sure what the BC1-BC4 classifications mean? Click here to view the international classification specifications.