Kingsley Napley is delighted to announce our sponsorship of aspiring Paralympian boccia player, Beth Moulam.
Beth first started playing boccia when she was 10 and describes it as a brilliant sport for athletes with cerebral palsy and similar conditions. Over the years Beth has worked hard to develop her boccia skills, taking part in competitions in both the UK and overseas, most recently representing England in Poland.
Boccia is a precision ball sport, similar to bowls, where players propel leather balls as close to the white jack (the target ball) as possible. The balls can be thrown, kicked or propelled using an assistive device known as a ramp. There are four different classifications for boccia depending on an individual athlete's functional ability. Beth is a BC3 ramp player who has an on-court assistant who moves equipment but cannot look at the field of play or communicate with her. Assistants also win medals in competitions.
Boccia became a Paralympic sport in 1984 and is practised in over 50 countries worldwide.
Simon Hardy, who heads our Court of Protection and Deputyship team, has worked with Beth and her family over many years, and comments:
I have always been interested in hearing about Beth's sporting achievements and was delighted by the news of her making the England squad. I am proud that Kingsley Napley will be able to support her as she continues to work hard in trying to achieve her ambition of one day representing Great Britain at the Paralympics."
I am thrilled that Kingsley Napley have agreed to sponsor me at boccia. The support will be a huge help as I work towards achieving my dream of representing my country in the Paralympics."
Over the coming months and years we will be publishing various blogs and updates from Beth as well as news of her progress.