This weekend (30 April & 1 May), 55 boccia athletes arrived in Hatfield for the Back to Boccia Open Central.

We were delighted to welcome some new athletes, and to see a number of returning athletes who were playing in their first competition since the pandemic. There were even some who completed their Back to Boccia Open hat-trick, having been to Sheffield and Crawley too! Well done to everyone!


Saturday saw the BC1, BC2, BC3 and BC4 athletes compete in a series of hard-fought matches.


The medalists were:


Gold: Holly Goodwyn

Silver: Jabe Peake

Bronze: Amy Lewington



Gold: Jason Rolph

Silver: Stephen Miller

Bronze: James Clowes


Gold: Matt Berry

Silver: Lee Maddison

Bronze: Jonathan Brough



Gold: Penny Froude

Silver: Harrison Smith

Bronze: Sophie Newham



On Sunday, it was the turn of the the BC5, BC6, and BC8 athletes, who battled it out in 56 matches across the day.


The medalists were:


Gold: Archie Eaton

Silver: Amy Darlow

Bronze: Peter Langton



Gold: Oliver Hastings

Silver: Alex Green

Bronze: Jacqueline O’Connell



Gold: Neil Pitchford

Silver: Henry Herbert

Bronze: Kate Seal

The full results can be found here.

A big thank you to all the volunteers who made this competition possible in roles including classifier, official, time-keeper, announcer, and event assistant. You're all amazing!