Fresh off his gold medal at the 2023 Défi sportif AlterGo National Boccia Open in Montreal in April, Nico Iemma (Oshawa, ON) will be joining Boccia Canada’s team in the BC3 category. Iemma will be joined in the BC3 male individual play by team member Carter Plumb (Brampton, ON), where they will represent Canada in a competition that will bring together the young talents in boccia from around the world.

Plumb remarked “I am so excited to be representing Canada at the Youth World Boccia Championship. I am looking forward to meeting and learning from other youth boccia players from around the world. I hope to make everyone who has supported me proud.”

Plumb will be accompanied by his Performance Partner and mother, Jennifer Knight (Brampton, ON). Joining Iemma in representing Canada is his Performance Partner and father, Patrick Iemma (Oshawa, ON): “Just being able to compete at an international competition in another country, especially in Europe, is an incredible opportunity and experience for us.”

Despite their young age of 14, the duo have been on the radar at a Provincial and National level for quite some time. This international event will be the first time that they will compete with those from outside of Canada. More information on this event can be found on the World Boccia website.

The Ontario Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (OCPSA) was founded in 1981 as a registered charitable organization for the delivery of sport to persons with cerebral palsy. Today, OCPSA is a leading sport organization in the province for persons with a disability, focused on sport development, participation and performance for athletes in Para-Athletics (Track and Field) and Boccia.

Organization Contact for Media Inquiries:
Juliana von Cramon, Program Manager
Ontario Cerebral Palsy Sports Association