Medals success for Norfolk’s team in the Special Olympics

Boccia competition at UEA Sportspark as part of the Eastern Regional Special Olympics.
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Boccia competition at UEA Sportspark as part of the Eastern Regional Special Olympics. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Several sports medals were won by local athletes who took part in a boccia event at the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Boccia competition at UEA Sportspark as part of the Eastern Regional Special Olympics.
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Boccia competition at UEA Sportspark as part of the Eastern Regional Special Olympics. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

The UEA hosted the competition - part of the Special Olympics - and five members of Norfolk's team tasted success, with several gold and silver medals won.

Special Olympics is an international movement aimed at transforming lives through sport. It involves athletes of all ages and abilities.

Participant Edith Kefford, who won two gold medals at the competition, said: 'I really enjoy the competitive side of the game and the opportunity it gives me to see friends.'

Other members of the Norfolk team were Robin Tatton, Catherine Meijer, Georgia Lyons and Kirsty Storey together with lead coach Roy McGee.

Boccia competition at UEA Sportspark as part of the Eastern Regional Special Olympics.
Picture: ANTO

Boccia competition at UEA Sportspark as part of the Eastern Regional Special Olympics. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant


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Mr McGee is head coach for the eastern region's boccia team and is preparing his players for a five-day national event in Sheffield, with more than 2,600 entrants.

Boccia competition at UEA Sportspark as part of the Eastern Regional Special Olympics.
Picture: ANTO

Boccia competition at UEA Sportspark as part of the Eastern Regional Special Olympics. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Boccia competition at UEA Sportspark as part of the Eastern Regional Special Olympics.
Picture: ANTO

Boccia competition at UEA Sportspark as part of the Eastern Regional Special Olympics. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Boccia competition at UEA Sportspark as part of the Eastern Regional Special Olympics.
Picture: ANTO

Boccia competition at UEA Sportspark as part of the Eastern Regional Special Olympics. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Boccia competition at UEA Sportspark as part of the Eastern Regional Special Olympics.
Picture: ANTO

Boccia competition at UEA Sportspark as part of the Eastern Regional Special Olympics. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Boccia competition at UEA Sportspark as part of the Eastern Regional Special Olympics.
Picture: ANTO

Boccia competition at UEA Sportspark as part of the Eastern Regional Special Olympics. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Boccia competition at UEA Sportspark as part of the Eastern Regional Special Olympics. Picture: ANTO

Boccia competition at UEA Sportspark as part of the Eastern Regional Special Olympics. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Boccia competition at UEA Sportspark as part of the Eastern Regional Special Olympics.
Picture: ANTO

Boccia competition at UEA Sportspark as part of the Eastern Regional Special Olympics. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

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