Thominic Boccia Sao Paulo International Championships
- By: Thominic von Schlicht
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/thominic-boccia
I am Thominic von Schlicht a 27 year old male from the Western Cape. I have been wheelchair-bound all my life. I finished matric at Jan Kriel School. I am a passionate Boccia athlete and are currently ranked the number 1 BC4 (Boccia Classification 4) athlete in South Africa. I have won gold medals in the Individual BC4 Competitions at the SASAPD National Championships for the past 5 years. I do coaching for my peers at the St Giles Boccia Club where I am a member. Boccia is a sport for people with severe physical disabilities. It is a sport of skill and tact. It is a paralympic sport. Boccia promotes excellence for athletes that has limited physical abilities on and off the sports field.
This year my sporting dream has come true when I was selected to represent South Africa at the 2019 Sao Paulo International Boccia Tournament. This is a self-funded event as my federation does not have the means to support me financially. I am pursuing my dream to one day represent South Africa in Boccia at the Paralympic Games. To achieve this I must participate at International events to have an International Ranking in order to qualify. I have used some of my own savings and funds from my own fundraising attempts to pay for my accommodation and competition costs. I still need R6 000 to purchase my plane ticket.
I need to buy my plane ticket by 15 August 2019
Funds raised will be used to cover:
R20 000 for competition entry fees and accommodation
R11 000 for my plane ticket to Sao Paulo, Brazil
I am pursuing my dream to one day represent South Africa in Boccia at the Paralympic Games. To achieve this I must participate in International events to have an International Ranking in order to qualify.
*Funds raised will be transferred directly to the Western Province Sport for the Physically Disabled. This is the regional sports organisation that my club is affiliated with.*
- Aug 11, 2019 - R 102.82
- "This dedicated player needs to play in his 1st International Tournament. " - Guy Dakin