Boccia Jamaica is operated by a full board that manages day-to-day operations. The board is also the author of the Strategic Plan which is developed to advance the sport in Jamaica. This also includes working with the Jamaica Paralympic Association to ensure athletes represent Jamaica at international Boccia competitions.
Peter Hornig – President (Until 2024)
Peter is an experienced sports administrator and boccia coach. Having made his first contact with the sport at age 13. Prior to founding Boccia Jamaica, Peter coached and managed the sport in the state of Berlin, Germany. Having developed a local world-class ecosystem for Boccia athletes to go and represent Germany successfully on the international stage.
His keen interest in coaching development and innovation sees him as a regular contributor to the International Federation, World Boccia, and their coaching development workshops. Whereas a speaker, he presents practical research and findings taken from his own work coaching high-performance athletes.
Born in the United Kingdom to a German mother and a Jamaican Father, Peter will put his experience to use to create a strong and proud Jamaican Boccia community that will demonstrate the highest standards in play and competition on the International circuit.
Shauna-Kay PLY – Vice President (Until 2024)
Meet Shauna-Kay Hines, a Paralympic Taekwondo athlete who has overcome incredible obstacles to become a world-class fighter. Shauna-Kay was born as a born-amputee, but she refused to let that stop her from pursuing her dreams.
Pursuing formal post-secondary in BSc Sports Leadership and Management (UWI) to transform the lives of the next generation of para-athletes; to implement inclusive systems that will grow para-sport both locally and internationally.
She’s also a vocal advocate for disability rights and works tirelessly to raise awareness about the challenges faced by people with disabilities.
Dana-Gaye Weller PLY – Safeguarding Officer (Until 2024)
“Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well you’re needed by someone”
Passionate about serving others Dana-Gaye Weller is a self-motivated and goal-oriented individual. Despite her disability, she has through determination and hard work achieved significant success. She coined a mantra that she lives by ” Do it how you can until you master it”.
Dana-Gaye holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of the West Indies (UWI). She has served in the capacity of Guidance Counsellor/Teacher. Her advocacy skills and her ability to connect with people landed her a position as a Job Coach for the Empowerment Program which was designed to build persons with disabilities holistically. She is currently a Development Officer at the Early Childhood Commission where she provides quality service to Early Childhood Practitioners.
Dans-Gaye is very resilient and adaptable. She represented Jamaica at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil and the 2017 Para World Championship in London. She was awarded the para-female athlete for the years 2015/2016. She lives to inspire, challenge and motivate.
Adam Levy – Treasurer (Until 2024)
Bio coming soon
Sophrya Price – Athlete representative (Until 2024)
Bio coming soon
Jason Ricketts – Media Officer (Until 2024)
Bio coming soon