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Scott Martin named new Boccia New Zealand Director

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Scott Martin of New Zealand Boccia. Image credit: Halberg Disability Sport Foundation

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.

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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.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
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.

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