Pullman Liverpool named World Boccia Official VIP & Team Hotel

The 4-star Pullman Liverpool Hotel has been appointed Official VIP and Team Hotel for the BISFed 2018 World Boccia Championships in August.

Located at Kings Dock on the city’s world famous waterfront, the Pullman adjoins Exhibition Centre Liverpool; home to the World Boccia Championships from 12-18 August.

The event will see more than 180 athletes from around the world battling it out for world titles. Britain will field a team of ten which includes Paralympic gold medallist David Smith MBE and defending champion Stephen McGuire who are both vying for podium positions.

Pullman Liverpool will accommodate more than 200 athletes, event staff, organisers as well as a host of Championship VIPs.

General Manager Neil Brailsford says:

“We are really looking forward to welcoming the teams, staff and dignitaries to Pullman Liverpool Hotel especially in the year that the city celebrates its tenth anniversary as Capital of Culture.”

John Dowson, Chair of Boccia UK, explains:

“We chose Pullman Liverpool for a number of reasons. Obviously its excellent location near the Exhibition Centre was a major factor. The design and layout of the rooms makes them very accessible for our athletes who are in wheelchairs.

“Furthermore, the staff and management at the hotel have listened and supported the Event Management team every step of the way to ensure a world class environment for the teams coming from right around the world.”

The fact that the hotel is on site has also removed the huge logistical challenge for transport to and from the venue.

The BISFed 2018 World Boccia Championships has been made possible thanks to UK Sport’s National Lottery funding through its Major Events Programme.

Tickets are on sale now and are available to buy online at: www.echoarena.com/worldboccia.

Duncan Tunbridge