Special Olympics Manawatu athlete Rachel Kenny loves bocce, and is looking forward to representing New Zealand in the sport.
She is in good company. Based in Palmerston North, Rachel trains weekly with Lyn and Mike Ryan, arguably New Zealand’s most enthusiastic proponents of bocce. Lyn is accompanying the team to Newcastle as the bocce Head Coach.
“Special Olympics New Zealand has given me the chance to play in a sport that I love. Now I have the opportunity to compete in this sport overseas in the New Zealand team,” she says.
Outside of bocce, Rachel enjoys watching netball, visiting the zoo, and doing cross-stitch.