Scott Martin has been named the new Boccia New Zealand Director. Martin joins the organization with experience having been an intern at Halberg Disability Sport Foundation. He also has experience as a boccia coach in New Zealand, helping to deliver the “Schools Boccia FUNdamentals” program in Auckland Central and Counties Manukau primary and secondary schools. Martin is a recent graduate of the Auckland University of Technology, finishing a Bachelor of Sport and Recreation and Business conjoint, Sport Management and Finance in 2014.
Martin replaces Luke Morriss who announced his resignation in February to take a new position as of Coaching and Development Director at Squash NZ.
Last year, boccia held a national championship, had players competing in regional championships, and had players competing at events in Australia. More events are on the calendar for this year. New Zealand is currently ranked 27th in the world in the team event and first in Oceania, and 29th in the BC3 pair event. The country did not send any boccia players to the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London.