Boccia has given me a new lease of life After I arrived in a taxi over four years ago at Joseph Whitaker School on a Thursday evening not knowing a thing about boccia, I haven't looked back since. I must admit that it seems like I've been at the club 10 years as it feels like I've gained a family as well as great teammates and friends (parents, coaches, carers). It's an absolute joy and pleasure to be part of a fantastic club. “my inspiration comes from the players at the club who do not let their own disabilities phase them when playing boccia ” club who do not let their own disabilities phase them when playing bocci After a great performance by the club and players at the Back to Boccia Competition recently in Sheffield I have high expectations that the two teams will do very well in the National League. Since joining the club, boccia has given me a new lease of life, as there aren’t many competitive sports in my area for my level of disability (spinal cord injury). “As boccia is such a tactical sport it's helped me change my way of thinking in my daily life too. ” Who knows what the future holds, hopefully a few more medals for the club and players. But one thing is for sure, I'll keep on playing until my shoulders give in.