A- A A+

CALL US NOW: 07885 549 173

EMAIL US: admin@lothiandisabilitysport.co.uk 

Lothian Disability Sport News

News & Updates from Lothian Disability Sport

LDS Schools Boccia Festival a Great Success

LDS Schools Boccia Festival a Great Success

The first event of 2015 on the school calendar of events was held at the Jack Kane Centre on Tuesday 13th January - the Lothian Disability Sport Boccia Festival.  The event brought more than 80 young people from across the region to the East of Edinburgh to participate in fun skill sessions during the morning, before progressing on to a slightly more competitive element in the afternoon.

Edinburgh Leisure have taken real ownership of this event over the past couple of years and it's great to see such a large team plan, co-ordinate and deliver the festival, which again proved a great success.  Heather Williams, Community Inclusion Officer with Edinburgh Leisure again took the lead on the event and has formed some excellent partnerships across the city, with the Edinburgh University Ladies Hockey providing support to the young people and Boccia coaches alike.  Edinburgh Active Schools were also present on the day, in addition to encouraging a large school entry from the city, with Kaimes, Oaklands, Braidburn, Pilrig Park, Prospect Bank, St Crispins, and Woodlands  all participating on the day.  East Lothian were another region well represented with Musselburgh Grammar, Preston Lodge HS and  Ross High all enjoying the day.

Patrick Wilson provided the young people with a display of top class Boccia, demonstrating skills that have seen the BC3 player progress rapidly through the sports pathway.  Patrick, who has cerebral palsy, competed in his first SDS Championship as recently as 2011 and is now travelling the world representing Great Britain, competing in Beijing, China in September last year.

To view some photo's from the event, click here.  All photo's supplied by Tinged Memories Professional Photography.

If you would like more information on Boccia and how to get involved or would like to discuss other opportunities in disability sport, please contact Neal at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0131 475 2364.

Paralympic Experience Event
Vacancies on the Lothian Disability Sport Committe...

Related Posts

LDS News

This section will include all the latest news and updates on disability sport across the Lothian region - information on Regional and National events can be found in the Event Section of the website.

If you have exciting news you would like to share regarding disability sport in the Lothians, please get in touch on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our Twitter Feed

New Post Tags

Disability Sport Swimming SDS Football Schools Events Learning Disability Physical Disability Calendar of Events Lothian Athletics Sensory Impairment Badminton East Lothian Boccia Grassroots West Lothian Midlothian Edinburgh Leisure Wheelchair Basketball Judo Inclusive Regional Judo Scotland Paralympic Lothian Leopards Bowls LSO Young People Adaptive Cycling IPC Regional Qualifier ScottQuin Table Tennis National Special Olympics Carpet Bowls Edinburgh Hillend Sportshall Lothian Disability Badminton Club Musselburgh Riding of the Marches National Championships enjoyleisure Cycling Dalkeith Miners Wheelchair Awards Recruitment Festival of Sport Tennis Scotland Medals Adapted Snowsports Disability Football School Sport Volunteer SDS Academy Disability Bowls Disability Snow Sport Midlothian Snowsports Centre Marathon Triathlon Archery Powerchair Football Team Lothian Skiing Partnership World Record DSUK Sports Festival Swim Goalball Mark Headden Trophy Murrayfield TT Club Bike Visually Impaired World Games Inter Area Test Match Gala Club Championships Run Blind Great Britain Volunteering Lawn Bowls Livingston & District Dolphins Summer Camp LDS Club of the Year TriathlonScotland The Yard Coaching Sport Diving beach Annual Awards Lothian League Community Partnership Aquatics Coach Team GB Lothian Special Olympics Mainstream Lothian Disability Sport Adaptive Bikes Inclusive Sport Maria Lyle Athlete No Limits World Games 2015 Rugby Multi Sport BNY Mellon Committee Clubs LDBC Wheelchair Tennis Los Angeles Unified Rugby CarpetBowls Snowsports Funding Blazing Saddles Scottish Disability Sport New tag SIMON Grass Roots

News Post Calendar

Wait a minute, while we are rendering the calendar

Our Partners

Sported
West Lothian Council
coec
elc
fabb
midlc
sds
sol
Previous Next