Media release: Boccia one-two for Moray youngsters


A SPORTS club for youngsters with a disability in Moray has scored a double whammy at an annual Grampian-wide boccia tournament.

Twelve year-old Holly McWilliam, from Keith, took gold in the Grampian Boccia Games held at the Aberdeen Sports Village last weekend.

Her opponent in the final was none other than fellow Milne’s Disability Sports Club member, Daniel Strong, 11, from Elgin, who had to settle for silver.

It was re-run of the final two years ago in which Holly also defeated Daniel.

Boccia is an all-inclusive sport which is similar to bowls and forms part of the club’s weekly sessions which take place at Milne’s High School in Fochabers on Monday from 5.30pm to 7pm.

The sessions, which are open to primary and secondary pupils, also include other sports such as tennis, basketball, athletics and golf.

The club currently has spaces available and school age youngsters who are interested are welcome to come along and check it out.

Further information on the club and its activities is available by calling Moray Council Active Schools co-ordinator Hein Mijzen on 07966 120516 or e-mailing

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 95,510 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.


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