SIXTEEN-year-old boccia player Daniel Wilson was crowned Disability Sport England's boccia national champion in emphatic style.

The Cheshire Academy of Integrated Sport and Arts representative whitewashed his opponent 6-0 in the final of the competition, which was won by a Cheshire Academy athlete for the second successive year.

Wilson's impressive win also helped his Academy team of north west regional champion Ian Poole and last year's national champion Adam Bloor scoop the Best Team Trophy.

The win comes just weeks after Wilson, from Haslington, played a game of boccia with Prince Edward, who opened The Cheshire Academy of Integrated Sport and Arts' new centre on Broad Street.

All three team members are preparing for the Special Olympics national games to be held in Bath at the end of August.

For more information about the boccia club at the Academy or about Special Olympics call Jane Whetnall on 255355.