Siobhan Daley has been playing boccia for a decade this year, and what better than the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games to commemorate that milestone?
Born with cerebral palsy, Siobhan was introduced to boccia as an eight-year-old in a tin shed in Mudgee, NSW. As the only sport she can play competitively in a motorised wheelchair, boccia was a natural fit.
Together with her ramp assistant Matt Ellis – given Siobhan’s cerebral palsy also affects her speech, their partnership is crucial – Siobhan has worked incredibly hard over many years to achieve selection to the Australian boccia squad. Having now done that, the Paralympic Games is the goal – and with the BC3 pairs and teams combinations now requiring a female athlete, that goal is well and truly within reach.
Siobhan is not the only BC3 player in contention for a place on the Australian Paralympic Team, but if she is …Read More