Hills Road student Jason Rolph selected to play Boccia for England
Hills Road student, Jason Rolph, was first introduced to Boccia at Impington Village College, where he joined the local Boccia club, Camboccia; and was talent spotted by Boccia England after winning in County Schools’ competitions.
From there he attended the Boccia England trials and was invited into the Boccia England Talent Pathway – Talent Squad.
In 2013, Jason’s progression was noticed after achieving Silver at the individual National Championships, which led to his Boccia England Team selection. Since developing his skills further he has been selected to be a member of the Boccia England Academy and Sport England TASS Athlete.
This huge commitment involves attending training camps in various parts of the country, where skilled athletes are trained and continuously assessed. From these camps, Boccia England selects athletes to represent the country in international competitions.
Jason said, “After a lot of intensive hours of training, I am absolutely delighted and privileged to have been selected to represent England abroad.”
“Striking a balance between being an athlete and academia at Hills Road continues to be my greatest challenge as well as pleasure.”
“It is pleasing to know that my efforts have been recognised and rewarded. I hope the Russian International at Alexin (just outside Moscow) from 6th - 9th September will be a great experience that I will cherish for years to come.”