Jamieson Leeson has been a successful recipient of a Tier 3 Scholarship within the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship & Mentoring Program.
Jamieson is a 17-year-old female boccia athlete who lives in the small country town of Dunedoo in central west NSW.
Jamieson began playing in 2018 where she was scouted in a school’s knock out competition. She began training in Sydney with the Australian Coach ever since and is also a member of the Boccia Australia high-performance team.
In March 2019, Jamieson competed in her first ever boccia competition, winning gold in pairs. She then travelled to Hong Kong in May, where her pairs team won the bronze medal at the Hong Kong World Open.
In July 2019, she competed in both the pairs and individual events at the Seoul Asia-Oceania Regional Championships, winning her first ever international individual game against a Paralympic gold medalist. Ever since then, she has been on track to compete at her first ever Paralympic Games in Tokyo where she will play in the pair’s events.
Jamieson also competed in her first National Titles in 2019 where she came home with silver medals in both the pairs and individual events.
Jamieson’s boccia career has been extremely successful in her short 2 years, and her best is yet to come.
Jamieson speaks of her selection within the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship & Mentoring Program: “I am incredibly grateful for this Scholarship as it will enable me to continue to be the best I can at my sport of boccia. This Scholarship allows me to focus on my goals as it takes off the financial stresses of having to pay for accommodation for training as well as equipment. It is an honour to win this Scholarship as there are so many talented young athletes in Australia and SAHOF chose me to be awarded one of their incredible Scholarship.”
Birthplace: Mudgee, NSW
Sport: Boccia – Para
Para Classification: BC3
Disciplines: Individual & Pairs
First & Current Club: Boccia NSW
First started: 2018
School: Year 12
Snr International: 88
Snr National: 3
Awards, Honours & Achievements
- 2019: Seoul Asia-Oceania Regional Championships – Gold in individuals (v Paralympic gold medalist)
- 2019: Boccia Australia National Titles – taking the world number 4 to a tie-break
- 2019: World Open, Hong Kong – Bronze in the pairs (first ever international competition)
Bio picture credit: Joep Buijs photography
Last updated 14/09/2020