Boccia brilliance from Carenne at Central West championship

CARENNE School has broken Dubbo College’s stranglehold on the Central West Schools Boccia Championship with an exciting win over the defending champions.

The Bathurst school built on several encouraging performances over the past couple of editions to finally break through for the long-awaited win.

The Carenne Cannonballs beat Dubbo, Dunnedoo Central and host school Canobolas to the title.

Carenne principal Terry Neale said the deciding match was one to remember.

”Every year we send a team to play in the boccia tournament, hosted by the Cerebral Palsy Alliance in Sydney, and they run a Central West tournament,” he said.

“Carenne went through undefeated and so did Dubbo Delroy. After the last round we were on three points each but we won the extra round.”

Carenne and Delroy Campus drew in their first meeting and went to a 

Neale said it was an amazing feeling for both him and the students to get the better of Dubbo College.

“Dubbo Delroy have won this five years in a row, so it’s happy days for us,” he said.

“It was a great day for our team, led by our school captain Mitchell Allan. It was really exciting and anxious for us towards the end.”

Allan was joined by team mates Aaron Drew, Gabrielle Morgan, Ethan Kavwenji, Jessica Workman, Bridget Day and Phillip Green. 

Green was named best and fariest.

Thanks to their victory Carenne have earned the right to participate in the State School Boccia Championships on August 15.