News  Camboccia  club members compete at a high level. Here’s news about their achievements.

Both Clubs are back from the summer break and actively recruiting new members.

2/7/2016- Well done to the Camboccia cannons who made it through to the finals of the pan disability national league at Sheffield and taking home a silver medal which means they're back in the super league 2016/17 season


Camboccia Cannons qualified through to the nationals by pipping their fellow team mates Camboccia Eels into second place. However it meant we finished the regional tournament as the top two in the East Anglian division playing our fellow competitors Peterborough, Ipswich and Lowestoft.


On the 12th July at Sheffield the third and final leg of the Superleague was held and both our teams qualified to compete in the top boccia pan disabled league in the country next season. With the Scorpions finishing fourth and the Cannons third, it was a great result considering we were down on players due to illness. Massive thanks to the huge commitment shown by our players.


National Boccia Championship 2013

Four members of Camboccia competed in the National Boccia Championships at Ponds Forge Sheffield. They were up against the top players in the country. In the BC2 class Camboccia had 3 players all in different pool groups, Paul Akers, Will Hipwell and Jason Rolph. Akers was drawn in the hardest pool group with GB Gold Paralympian Dan Bentley and England player David Hill. After Akers and Bentley both got beat by Hill, the second place was up for grabs to decide who went through to the QF; Akers and Bentleys match after 4 ends was 2-2 and went to a tiebreaker which Akers won. Jason Rolph also got comfortably through his group to the QF. Will Hipwell sadly didn't win a game and was knocked out in the first stage. After doing all the hard work of progressing through a tough group Akers got drawn against Patrick ...Mawson but was beat 4-1. Rolph was drawn against David Hill, and Rolph played a great tactical long game beating one of the favourites 4-3 to reach the semi-final. Rolph was drawn again Mawson and after 4 ends the game was 4-4, but Rolph won the tiebreaker to get to the final. The final was against England International James Clowes, but got beat 8-0; but what an amazing achievement at the age of 14 and the youngest player in the competition to do so well and come home with a silver. In the BC1 class Camboccia player Kelsey Newton got put in a tough group with two GB players but couldn't win, what an achievement to get to the last 16 in the country.


Eels Success!

Camboccia Eels had there best ever finish in the Pan Disability League finishing second in East League 3. They won 6 and lost 2.

East League 3 results.

Camboccia Eels v Camboccia Phoenix  16-0
Camboccia Phoenix v Camboccia Eels   3-11
Camboccia Eels v S.O. St Albans   13-2
S.O. St Albans v Camboccia Eels   3-4
Camboccia Eels v East Herts S.O.  4-2
East Herts S.O. v Camboccia Eels  4-8
Camboccia Eels v Romford Rainbows  1-7
Romford Rainbows v Camboccia Eels  10-5

Team: Hannah Wright, Brian Sulman, Chloe George, Fraser Britt and Sam Ringham


National Pan Disability League & DSE Success

Camboccia Cannons are through to the Pan Disabilty National Finals after beating three teams from North Herts in their last games of East League 1. Also in the DSE National Competion, Paul Akers took silver and Will Hipwell finished 4th and still qualified for the Boccia England National Finals.

East League 1 results.

Camboccia Cannons v North Herts Nemos 12-1
Camboccia Cannons v North Herts Knights 14-1
Camboccia Cannons v North Herts Ninjas 8-1

Team: Jim Brown, Trish Tatt and Greg Singleton


Sported Award

Camboccia have been awarded ?5000 from Sported. Sported is a UK charity, leaving a lasting legacy from London 2012 by transforming the lives of disadvantaged young people through sport.

One of the first things we are going to do with the money, is increase our session at Impington by an extra hour and now it will be from 2pm till 5pm every Sunday.


National Pan Disability League results.


Hatfield Golden Eagles v Camboccia Cannons 2-12
Hatfield Eagles PHAB v Camboccia Cannons 2-7
North Herts Knights v Camboccia Cannons 3-7
North Herts Nemos v Camboccia Cannons 5-6
North Herts Ninjas v Camboccia Cannons 6-6, Camboccia won tiebreaker


Camboccia Scorpions v Romford Coyotes 11-0
Camboccia Scorpions v Romford Roadrunners 6-4
Romford Coyotes v Camboccia Scorpions 3-8


East Region Championship 2013.

More success at the club!

6 members entered into the Boccia England East Regionals Championships and 5 came home with a medal. In the BC1 category Phil Tatt won bronze and Kelsey Newton won Gold. In the BC2 category Camboccia claimed all podium places; Will Hipwell got Bronze, Jason Rolph Silver and Paul Akers took Gold.

Jabe Peake entered into his first championships and done fantastic with winning a game!

Also a big thank you goes out to Jamie Kirk for his help on the day!

Kelsey, Jason and Paul go through to the National Finals in May.



Scorpions Strike Gold

Camboccia Scorpions have clinched gold in the Boccia England team competition.

The Cambridge side got off to a great start with a shock 10-2 win over tournament favourites the Breakaways, who included several international players in their ranks, thanks to great work from Will Hipwell and Kelsey Newton.

They carried it on to beat Nottingham 5-4 in the final after coming from 4-0 down after three ends with Paul Akers taking three points off the last ball to sneak victory.

Team: Paul Akers, Will Hipwell, Jason Rolph, Kelsey Newton and Irving McCormick.



Living Sport Awards 2012

Well done to Paul Akers in finishing runner up in the Living Sport Awards, ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY LOCAL DISABLED SPORTS STAR OF THE YEAR.



Scorpions on song to seal podium spot



Camboccia Scorpions took bronze at the Boccia England National League finals in Nottingham for the second year in succession.The Cambridge-based team were up against the best teams in the country who had qualified from their regional leagues.They were placed in a tough group containing Bury Jigsaw and former champions, Paul?s Place from Bristol.Camboccia opened their campaign with a convincing 8-2 win over Bury thanks to some great play from Irving McCormick and Rob West.The second match against Paul?s Place was a closely-fought encounter, but Paul Akers and Will Hipwell rose to the occasion and Camboccia won 6-4.Those two wins put the Scorpions into the semi-finals where they faced North Herts Ninjas. The match against the Ninjas was also close but this time Camboccia were beaten 7-4.

The result meant Camboccia went through to the third place play-off against last year?s champions Bury Aces. The first few ends were very close but superb play from Jason Rolph and Akers meant Camboccia won 5-3 to clinch the bronze medal.



DSE Open Boccia Championships

Paul Akers got to the Final of the DSE Open Boccia Championships in Sheffield and took the silver medal in the BC2 class. Against a strong field of players, such as GB and England internationals, Paul done a fantastic job in beating some of the top players in the country to reach the final. To reach the final Paul won 6-0 in the 1st round, 7-0 in the QF and 7-0 in the SF, eventually getting beat by GB player Joshua Rowe 7-1. Camboccia Coach Shaun McCormick said, ?Paul has only been involved in Boccia for 6 months and is dedication is second to none, paying ?380 for is own Boccia balls, practicing every day and travelling the 50 mile round journey to every Camboccia session has payed off. With his commitment and attitude we could see Paul in the next Paralympics. Well Done Paul!!!!!!?


East League 2

Camboccia Scorpions have progressed to the Boccia England Pan Disability National Finals. In the East League 2 the Scorpions were undefeated to finish top of the league, beating the Ipswich Jax Cardinals and the Ipswich Jax Allstars both home and away, and getting a bye from 2 teams from Chelmsford who couldn?t make it to the competition. The games against the Cardinals were very close with the Scorpions winning 6-5 and 6-4. Against the Allstars in the first game the Scorpions won 11-0, the second game was much closer with the Scorpions just winning 4-3. Though every team member played their part, a special mention as to go to Rob West and Jason Rolph who played some out standing boccia on the day.

Camboccia Scorpions team: Will Hipwell, Paul Akers, Jason Rolph, Irving McCormick, Kelsey Newton, Rob West and Phil Tatt



Boccia Clubmark

Camboccia have been awarded the Level 2 Boccia England Club Acceditation Award, which is the highest. At the moment only 3 boccia clubs in the country have been awarded the top Boccia Clubmark, with 20 working towards it. Well done to the Camboccia committee; Shaun McCormick, Sam Wright, John Wright and Nicki Myers, who voluntary over the years have put so much time and effort into making Camboccia a big success!



Boccia England East Region Championships

Camboccia entered six players for East Region Championship, with 4 taking medals home, 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze. In the BC1 Category there was Phil Tatt and Kelsey Newton. Kelsey took silver and Phil won bronze. Kelsey new to the sport was very impressive and already in her first competition showed she has great potential for the future.

In the BC2 Category there was Irving McCormick, Will Hipwell, Jason Rolph and Paul Akers. Irving, Will and Jason all progressed to the Semi Final. Both Semi?s were very exciting with both matches going to a tie break. In the first Semi Final Will met Irving and both played some top boccia in an incredibly close game with both taking 1 point in each of the 4 ends to leave it 2-2. Again the tie breaker was very close with Will pipping Irving by millimetres to reach the Final. In the other Semi Final Jason Rolph played Benjamin Catling from Ipswich Jaxs. It was 3-3 after 4 ends and the tie breaker went down to the last ball with Benjamin?s ball closer to the Jack ball by a millimetre.

In the bronze medal play off, Jason beat Irving 5-2.

In the Final Will was getting beat 2-1 by the third end, but in the 4th and last end, Will took 6 points and won the game 7-2. Kelsey, Will and Jason have all progressed to the National Finals.

Well done to all it was an impressive display!


East League 1 Results

Camboccia Cannons 7 v Camboccia Eels 2

Camboccia Cannons 5 v North Herts Nemos 6

Camboccia Cannons 3 v Noth Herts Ninjas 5

Camboccia Cannons 7 v North Herts Knights 5

Camboccia Eels 3 v Camboccia Cannons 9

Camboccia Eels 3 v North Herts Ninjas 4

Camboccia Eels 3 v North Herts Knights 9

Camboccia Eels 8 v North Hert Nemos 2


West Regionals

Congratulations to Will Hipwell who finished 2nd in the Boccia England West Regionals and qualified to the National Finals!


Winter Break

We have broke up for the holiday period. We start back at Ely on the 6/01/12 and Impington 8/01/12.


Boccia Court Line Marking

We now have 2 boccia court line markings permanently put down at Impington Sports Centre where we meet.



National Pan Disability Boccia League Finals- Bronze Medal Winners

Camboccia Cannons finished third in the Finals. Drawn in a hard pool group with last years champions SAS Scorpions and U19 National Champions Notts Epicness. Camboccia beat SAS 6-2 and also beat Epicness 5-4 , which meant the Cannons went through to the Semi-Final against Bury Aces which the Cannons lost 5-3. The Cannons played the Shambles from York for 3rd place and won 7-2. Camboccia are now the third best team in the country. It was a great all round team effort and well done to all!

Camboccia Cannons Team: Nicki Myers(Captain), Jamie Byrne, Trish Tatt, Phil Tatt and Irving McCormick


East League Table

1st Camboccia Cannons, 2nd Camboccia Scorpions, 3rd Camboccia Eels, 4th Ipswich Jax

Camboccia Cannons go onto the National Finals.


National Pan Disability Boccia League East League Results.

Ipswich Jax 5 v Camboccia Eels 4

Camboccia Eels 4 v Ipswich Jax 5

Camboccia Scorpions 10 v Ipswich Jax 1

Ipswich Jax 2 v Camboccia Scorpions 11

Camboccia Cannons 16 v Ipswich Jax 4

Ipswich Jax 2 v Camboccia Cannons 12

Camboccia Cannons 11 v Camboccia Eels 1

Camboccia Eels 6 v Camboccia Cannons 1

Camboccia Scorpions 10 v Camboccia Eels 1

Camboccia Eels 7 v Camboccia Scorpions 3

Camboccia Cannons 9 v Camboccia Scorpions 3

Camboccia Scorpions 6 v Camboccia cannons 2



Well done to Phil Tatt and Rachel Dinnibier in reaching the finals of the National Boccia Championships. Phil won the BC1 category and Rachel was runner up in the BC2 category.


Ely Standard Sports Awards: Camboccia Club Coaches John And Sam Wright won the Liam Fairhurst Award for their services to the community.



Camboccia were nominated in the Cambridgeshire Living Sport Awards. The club got runners up in the Community Sports Club of the Year Category. It's a great success for the club to be recognised and well done to everyone at the club who have made it a success!



Calling all young people with disabilities. 19 and Under. Come and enjoy a game of Boccia over the Half term Holiday. A very simple game to learn and play. Also great fun!"

 Ely Paradise Centre

Newnham Street

Ely, CB7 4PQ

Monday 25th October from 2pm to 4pm,


One Leisure St Neots,

Barford Road
St Neots
PE19 2SA,

Tuesday 26th October 2pm-4pm



Chesterton Sports Centre,

Gilbert Road,


CB4 3NY,

Wednesday 27th October 10am-12 noon


Contact for Ely,  Sam 01353 862179 or


Contact for St Neots, Rachel 01954 231580 or


Contact for Cambridge, Shaun 01223 223947 or





All sessions restarted in all areas.



Camboccia sessions at Witchford and Impington are now closed for the
summer. Witchford will be back on Friday the 3rd September. Impington will
start back on Sunday 5th September.

Huntingdon still has a few more sessions and then will not meet through
all of August. The Huntingdon session will start back on Saturday 4th



The session at Witchford Village College on the 4th June has been cancelled!


Taster session: Wed 2nd June 10.15am-12 noon: Cherry Hinton Village Centre, Colville Road, Cambridge, CB1 9EJ


Congratulations to everyone from Camboccia who done the Boccia Leaders Award: Level 1. We have now 10 from the club who are capable of providing a boccia session and refereeing games. A BIG WELL DONE to, Sam Wright, Nicki Myers, Alex Donlon, Rachel Dinnebier, Hannah Wright, Josh Donlon, Ash Myers, Irving McCormick, John Wright and Shaun McCormick.


Camboccia now meet in 3 venues around Cambridgeshire.

Witchford Village College
Manor Road,Witchford,
Friday 6.15.- 7.45

One Leisure
St Peters Road,
PE29 7DA
Saturday 10.15am-12 Noon

Impington Sports Centre,
New Road
CB24 9LX
Sunday 2.15pm-3.45pm


There are still places available for the Boccia level 1 course. Details of course below. Contact if you are interested.

Boccia Leaders Award: Level 1

Course duration: A 4 / 41/2 hour course with a requirement to deliver 2 hours of boccia to achieve accreditation. (This is self-certified)

Course aim: To provide individuals involved at community and recreational levels with a basic understanding of the sport.

It is suitable for community workers, leaders and individual players (e.g. those involved in Local Authority Youth Games, individuals and staff of residential homes, sports clubs - boccia specific and multi-sport, after-school clubs etc.)

The course will equip delegates to:

Introduce and teach the game of boccia, understand basic rules and the interpretation of rules

Lead boccia sessions with an appropriately structured activity plan and in accordance with health and safety requirements

Be aware of the needs of individuals and the empowerment of all players

Teach basic skill practices to players

Introduce creativity and fun sessions

Have an understanding of the existing competitive structures to enable individuals to progress in the sport

Course fee: ?20, cheque made payable to Camboccia

Course logistics:

CP Sport will provide: Tutor, delegate booklets and resources and certification.

Date and Venue: Sat 24th April, 10am-3pm. One Leisure, Westwood Road, St Ives, PE27 6WU


The Boccia session on the 14th March is cancelled!



Camboccia will be holding 3 free taster sessions at different venues around Cambridgeshire over the coming months. Anyone is welcome to turn up on the day.


Wed 7th April 10.15am-12 noon: One leisure, Westwood Road, St Ives, PE27 6WU

Wed 14th April 2.15pm-4pm: Paradise Centre, Newham Street, Ely, CB7 4PQ

Wed 2nd June 10.15am-12 noon: Cherry Hinton Village Centre, Colville Road, Cambridge, CB1 9EJ


The second Herts/Cambs league meeting took place in Hatfield the home of the Eagles. For Camboccia is was a dismal display losing all 3 matches. In the first match Camboccia got off to a great start and by the 4th end Camboccia were 5-2 up. In the 5th and 6th end Camboccia totally collapsed with the Ninjas taking 9 points. The second game was a very close game, but the Knights just edged it. The final game saw the Eagles outplay Camboccia with a deserved win.

North Herts Ninjas 11 v 5 Camboccia

North Herts Knights 4 v 3 Camboccia

Hatfield Eagles 7 v 2 Camboccia

Camboccia Team: Jim Inman, Hannah Wright, Irving McCormick, Josh Donlon and Nicky Myers


Camboccia played there first meeting of league fixtures at Baldock in the
National Boccia League, Herts/Cambs League.
They played 3 matches, Winning 2 and losing 1.

The team produced a good all round performance. Getting stronger and
stronger by each game. Though the first game was lost, it was a close
fought contest with North Herts Ninjas winning. The second game Camboccia took 5 out of the 6
ends beating North Herts Knights. Match 3 seen Camboccia completely thrash
Hatfield Eagles with a solid display of tactical Boccia not giving the Eagles a chance to even take a point.

North Herts Ninjas 7 v 2 Camboccia

Camboccia 7 v 2 North Herts Knights

Camboccia 11 v 0 Hatfield Eagles

The Camboccia Team: Jim Inman, Hannah Wright, Irving McCormick, Nicky
Myers, Josh Donlon and Marc Large


The Boccia session on the 28th Febuary is cancelled!


A big thanks to BC3 Paralympian and World Champion Grigoris Polyhronidis for letting Camboccia have permission to use Boccia in Action and Rules Of Boccia Presentation which are displayed on our website.



Thanks to John Lewis we have received our first ever donation of ?50. Also thanks to Tami BrownGraphic Design and So Inspire Me Graphic Designers, who both made us flyers for free.


The last session for 2009 will be on the 13th December. We shall resume training back on the 10th January 2010 at the usual time.


Camboccia have entered into the National Pan Disability Boccia League 2009/2010. We will play in the Herts + league against 2 teams from Eagles BC and  2 teams from North Herts.

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