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BISFed regrets to have to announce the passing of UK great BC3 athlete, Jacob Thomas

BISFed regrets to have to announce the passing of UK great BC3 athlete, Jacob Thomas

Paralympic and former World number one athlete in the BC3 category, Jacob Thomas died peacefully over the weekend. BISFed sends our deepest condolence to his family particularly his dad and Assistant Mike, his mum Caroline and sister Polly.

Tributes have come in from around the world through social media to a player who retired just before t the Rio Paralympic Games in 2016. Teammate, Scott McCowan said “His name will always be associated with putting us on the world map once again! I have so many great memories with him and his Dad whether it be the incredible experience of London 2012, winning our first British major medal in so many years in Portugal, or winning the pairs silver medal together at the World Championships and I couldn’t have asked for a better person to share it with!.” Current BC3 World Champion and World Number 1, Grigoris Polychronidis described Jacob as his friend, a gentleman, and one of the greatest boccia players. Jacob, of course, was World Number One himself in the BC3 category in 2015/2016. Cheol Hyeon Kwon, former South Korea Head Coach; and coach/assistant to the current Paralympic Champion Howon Jeong said that the world had lost one of the greatest BC3 Athletes.

Jacob competed in the London Paralympic Games in 2012 finishing 11th in Individual and 5th in Pairs. He finished 2nd in Pair and 3rd in individual at the BISFed 2014 Being World Boccia Championships. He also won a countless number of medals at international competition throughout his career. UK Coach, Glynn Tromans said: “He was an absolute joy to coach because he and Mike were so full of ideas and innovations. He saw things on a boccia court that nobody else did and was so influential in the development of the BC3 game. He made friends wherever he went but his dedication; willingness to work hard; and drive for high attainment made him a ferocious and formidable opponent.”

BISFed’s President, David Hadfield said: “Jacob was a true inspiration to everyone who knew him. As a world-class athlete, he achieved so much. He showed us all what is possible through his determination, his dedication and his unfailingly cheerful personality. He will be sadly missed”

2020 PARALYMPIC GAMES QUALIFICATION – IMPORTANT DATES

Fazza BISFed 2019 Dubai Boccia Regional Open – Livestreaming

Watch Fazza BISFed 2019 Dubai Boccia Regional Open Action here:


Dubai Club for People of Determination Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCij8n4lB4hvULrB_Rg5T3ng

BISFed 2019 Seville Boccia European Regional Championships – Live Streaming

Watch BISFed 2019 Seville Boccia European Regional Championships action on Court 4 here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdCh9axxLmPqnQesp1gi11A

Technical Process Video

BISFed’s Technical Process video provides (watch here) information regarding the key components that impact on the execution of a shot

It has been designed and developed to support coaches with their observation and analysis during the technical process. It is the third in a series of videos to underpin learning within Boccia, please click on the links below to view previous videos

Terminology video and Methods of propulsion http://www.bisfed.com/videos/

BISFed 2019 Seoul Boccia Asia-Oceania Regional Championships – Highlights

Watch here an excellent video of what was the BISFed 2019 Seoul Boccia Asia-Oceania Regional Championships

Video courtesy of the Korean Boccia Federation

BISFed 2019 Seoul Boccia Asia-Oceania Regional Championships – Live Streaming

Watch all BISFed 2019 Seoul Boccia Asia-Oceania Regional Championships Opening Ceremony and Live Action here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCstvoHIgtWrrTTIA0VjtRbg

Day 5 – Team & Pairs Semifinals and Finals:

BISFed 2019 Olbia Boccia Regional Open Web Streaming

Watch BISFed 2019 Olbia Boccia Regional Open Final day of Team and Pairs competition here:

BISFed 2019 Hong Kong Boccia World Open

Find out all information about the BISFed 2019 Hong Kong Boccia World Open here:

http://hk2019boccia.hkparalympic.org

Watch the Open Ceremony today at 8.20 (Hong Kong Local Time), and all Live Action on Court 1 / Court 2 here:

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BISFed 2019 Montreal Boccia World Open Web Streaming

Watch BISFed 2019 Montreal Boccia World Open action here:

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BISFed 2019 Montreal Boccia World Open

Find out all the information about BISFed 2019 Montreal Boccia World Open here:

BISFed 2019 Montreal Boccia World Open

BISFed 2019 Montreal Boccia World Open

BISFed 2019 Zagreb Boccia Regional Open – Live Streaming

Watch all BISFed 2019 Zagreb Boccia Regional Open action here:

BISFED 2019 GUANGZHOU BOCCIA REGIONAL OPEN – Live Streaming

Watch all BISFED 2019 GUANGZHOU BOCCIA REGIONAL OPEN action here:

 

https://shangzhibo.tv/watch/8281087

 

BISFed 2019 Zagreb Boccia Regional Open

Find out all the information about BISFed 2019 Zagreb Boccia Regional Open here:

BISFed 2019 Zagreb Boccia Regional Open

BISFed 2019 Guangzhou Boccia Regional Open

As the first competition of 2019 is fast approaching, check out all the information here:

http://www.bisfed.com/calendar/bisfed-2019-guangzhou-boccia-regional-open-2/

Introducing the new BISFed staff team

Dear Members,

BISFed has come a long way since it began in 2013. We have done our best to deliver what we have promised, with the ultimate goal of organising more top-level competitions for our athletes.

As we set out in our original strategy, it was our plan to recruit full-time staff as and when we were able to afford to do this. So we are now pleased to introduce the team:

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