BOCCIA stars from Hebden Green School at Winsford have won a place in national finals.

The youngsters won the North West Boccia England and Lords Taverners under 19s physical disability tournament yesterday.

They will now go through the UK national finals in Sheffield on Friday May 20 to represent the north west.

“They played teams from Cumbria, Lancashire and Merseyside in the heats, and won all their games,” said the school’s PE co-ordinator, Chris Sutherland.

“In the semi-final they beat a team from Greater Manchester and then in the final won against another team from Cumbria.

“We are extremely proud. This is the first time they have won the tournament as they finished second last year.

“The pupils were over the moon and are now looking forward to going to Sheffield.”