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Northern Beaches leads after fourth round of Australian Junior Boccia League

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With four rounds of Australia’s Junior Boccia League completed on Saturday, the team from Northern Beaches is in the lead with eight points, one point  ahead of second place Illawarra.  Penrith currently sits in third, while South West is fourth, Newcastle is fifth and Central Coast is sixth.



Northern Beaches has won two rounds and drawn two, accruing 36 total points. Illawarra has won two rounds, drawn one round and lost a round while accruing 24 points.  Despite having accrued more total points than Illawarra, Penrith is third with one win and three draws while accruing 27 total points.


Each round includes four matches, with 3 points awarded for winning the round, 1 point for drawing the round, and 0 points for a loss.  During a round, each match has the same point totals which determines how many points a team has and total points awarded for the round. Each junior team has a senior boccia player mentor.  It is the first year this competition is being held in New South Wales.


The fifth and final round is scheduled to take place  on November 22.  The first round took place on January 15.  The second round took place on April 16.  The third round took place on July 2.  It is organized by New South Wales Boccia.

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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