We are delighted to confirm that Boccia England have made the shortlist for the Resilience in Adversity Award at the Community
Sport and Recreation Awards 2023, a nationally-recognised awards programme organised by the Sport and Recreation Alliance.

Nominated for our work on Back to Boccia during the past year, we are one of the organisations on a three-strong shortlist for Resilience in Adversity Award.

The winner will be crowned at an awards ceremony on 17 March 2023 at Twickenham Stadium, the home of English Rugby. The awards will be presented by the Sport and Recreation Alliance’s President, HRH The Earl of Wessex, and the winners will also each
receive £1000.

On being named a finalist Chris Ratcliffe, CEO at Boccia England said:

“We are delighted to be shortlisted for this award. Our priority over the last year has been to support our players, volunteers and clubs to return following the pandemic, building their confidence in our transition back to face-to-face activities. We have had to work differently to keep the boccia community engaged, providing a range of activities that have enabled people to return when they have felt ready to, and are pleased that any are now enjoying boccia again as well as seeing some new faces in our sport”

The Sport and Recreation Alliance’s Community Sport and Recreation Awards have been running for over 25 years, and are an annual celebration of grassroots clubs, organisations and individuals.

The awards celebrate the full breadth of sport and recreation, with previous winners including Panathlon Challenge, Brighton Table Tennis Club, Nottingham Croquet Club, Newcastle United Foundation, and Billingham Boxing Academy.

Find out more on the Sport and Recreation Alliance’s website, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn, and get involved using #CSRA2023 on Twitter.