Superstars stage first tournament

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STAGING their first ever tournament in the fast-growing sport of Boccia - that’s the Watch Us Grow Superstars.

The team - who have a range of learning support needs- meet every Monday in the Tryst Centre to take part in a variety of sports.

Boccia was judged to be an excellent addition to their repertoire as the target ball sport related to bowls was a big hit at the Paralympics.

It is all part of a bigger picture at the Palacerigg-based project which usually puts the focus on gardening.

Because the Superstars programme not only allows participants to keep fit, it also gives their carers some respite too.

Co-ordinator Ann McCulloch said: “The class is supported by coaches from North Lanarkshire leisure who encourage, develop and support the all of the participants in their sport.

“Families who attended enjoyed seeing what family members had been doing during their Keep Fit class, and were even encouraged to take part in a ‘friendly’ game at the end of the tournament,” she said.