Anne Craddock has been involved in boccia for over 25 years, long before the existence of a Governing Body and other formal development pathways. In that time, Anne has volunteered in every boccia role imaginable – from ball collector, session leader, coach, course deliverer and competition organiser. You name it, she has done it!
Anne has organised the Cumbria Lord’s Taverners County Boccia Competition for five years in a row, consistently attracting large numbers of schools and juniors to come along and try boccia. She is instrumental in developing boccia across Cumbria and getting more disabled children playing sport.
Anne also has strong links with the Women’s Institute and has worked tirelessly to introduce boccia to new audiences. Most recently, Anne has been a member of the Boccia England board of trustees as well as a dedicated Classifier and National Official for the sport.
These roles take her to numerous competitions up and down the country – from local to national level events. In 2012 she was also a National Technical Officer at the London Paralympics.
In summary, Anne is an outstanding volunteer in the world of sport and has given up countless hours of her time to enable others in the community to participate in boccia.