Hamish Cleary 12WRDS has successfully represented Burnside High School this year in Boccia.
Hamish won the Canterbury Schools National Boccia Championship held in August held at Cashmere High School.
The Boccia New Zealand National Championships was held in Wellington during the October school holidays. Hamish won gold in the pairs competition and silver in the individual event.
Boccia is a precision ball sport similar to petanque and bowls whereby athletes throw, kick or use a ramp to propel a ball onto court aiming to get close to a target ball (Jack). Played indoors from a seated position using soft leather balls on a smooth rectangular court, boccia can be played as individuals, in pairs or teams of three.