Epsom boccia club welcomes MP and High Sheriff of Surrey
Chris Grayling MP and the High Sheriff of Surrey got the chance to learn about a Paralympic sport of strategy and skill on Friday.
Mr Grayling and Dr Karin Sehmer visited the Boccia Epsom and Ewell club to enjoy a morning of games with its members.
The club, formed in 2005, meets at Nescot sports hall, on Reigate Road, and is for disabled athletes from across the South East who compete in regional, national and international competitions.
Liz Moulam, chairwoman of the club, said: "Boccia is a sport of strategy and skill, similar to boules or bowling.
"Players throw, roll or kick a ball at a target jack ball, using a ramp if they cannot physically propel the ball.
"For many players with complex disabilities, the majority who use wheelchairs, this is the only sport they can play."
Mr Grayling, who wanted to learn more about the sport, was a guest of one of the club’s founder members, Beth, 18, daughter of Ms Moulam.
Dr Sehmer, who aims to raise the profile of boccia during her term, wanted to see a game in action and is urging more people in Surrey to "give it a go".
The club welcomes new players aged eight and above. For further information email Liz Moulam on email@example.com or call 01372 275424.