Yesterday, Jason Rolph won the overcoming adversity award at the 2015 Roy Burrell Awards at a ceremony that took place at Netherhall School in Cambridge, England.
In 2013, as a 14-year-old student at Impington Village College, Rolph competed at the National Boccia Championships in Ponds Forge, Sheffield. He made the finals in the BC2 classification, before going down to British international James Clowes. In 2012, he was given a £250 scholarship to assist in developing his boccia skills as part of the Elite Athletes Award Scheme Budget by the South Cambridgeshire District Council . In January 2014, he competed at the East Regional 2013/2014 Championships, where he finished third overall in the competition, losing to top place finish Warren Dyer and second place finisher Paul Akers. In December of last year, he participated in a Boccia Talent Camp organized by Boccia England. Rolph has a goal of making the 2020 Summer Paralympics team for Great Britain.
The Roy Burrell Awards are given annually by the Cambridge and District Secondary School Sports Association. All Year 11 students are eligible.