Scarboccia Newsletter March 2019

INCLUSIVE BOCCIA CLUB & COMMUNITY PROVIDERS OF DISABILITY SPORTS

Welcome to New Committee Members

Sammi Lee Welfare Officer/Volunteer

January Inclusive Sport Month

Scarboccia has had a busy start to 2019.   January was Inclusive Sport month in the Scarborough Borough where inclusive sport and activities were showcased.

Blue Monday

The third Monday of January  is widely known as “Blue Monday” as this is the day in January that people feel at their lowest and are depressed.  An event was held at Scarborough Library to lift people’s spirit and mood, other activities were also on offer such as Reki and free chocolate samples from Croft’s Chocolate with a chance to experience Belly Laughter with Terry Anne Scholes and Scarboccia attended.

Funding

We thank Scarborough Tesco for the Bags of Help community donation, this has enabled us to purchase Boccia equipment.

LOCALITY BUDGETS NYCC 

Thanks to NYCC and Councillor Callam Walsh we have received a large grant to cover rent and the purchase of new equipment.

SPORT ENGLAND SMALL GRANT  

We have received a small grant from Sport England to enable us to deliver 12 once a week Boccia sessions to Welburn Hall between June 2019 &  March  2020

Our Company Registered Charity in Scarborough 

Our Co have generously donated a new Demand Nova Ramp to Scarboccia for the use of our members who require an assisted-devise to enable them to play Boccia

DOUBLE GOLD SUCCESS FOR SCARBOCCIA

Scarboccia Success at SMILE (Through Sport) Open Singles in Gateshead

On February 20th three of our members traveled to Gateshead.  A huge congratulations to Mark Smith on achieving Gold  and well done to Stewart Finney and Stuart Nevins for also doing well.  We are very proud of you all.

Heathcoat Cup Newcastle 

On March 30th Linda Clarke-Irons and Mark Smith entered the Heathcoat Cup in Newcastle.  This was Linda’s first Boccia Singles Competition, which resulted in a second Gold medal for Scarboccia, my fellow player Mark also played very well.  Congratulations to them both and well done to my fellow players Johnathan McCole and Sam Brogden of Rochdale Boccia Club.  Medals were presented by Paralympian Stephen Miller MBE

Linda qualified for the National Heathcoat Cup Finals in Nottingham, which was held on Saturday 13th April.  There were a total of 70 athletes who attended from all over the UK and a great day was had by all thanks to Boccia England and volunteers.

SCARBOCCIA BINGO NIGHT

A Scarboccia fundraiser took place on Monday 11th February at The Street and a great night was had by all.  Thank you to all those who attended, donated prizes and helped make the evening a success.

FUN DAY IN SCARBOROUGH

A fun “Come and Try”day for disabled people in Scarborough was held at the Sports Village on Saturday 16th February with main organizer being Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group showcasing various sports and activities within our community.  Scarboccia were thrilled to be invited to take part in the event. 

Scarboccia Fundraiser – Music Quiz and Club Presentation 2018/19

Monday 20th May at The Street in Hall A  7.15 to 9.15 pm

The music quiz will be hosted by Sammi Lee a Scarboccia Committee Member and there will be a raffle – prize donations are welcome – Thank you