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Boccia

Boccia England

Contact Name
Boccia England
Contact Email
info@bocciaengland.org.uk
Contact Telephone
0115 967 8455

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Tuesday 3rd October

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Thursday 5th October

School Games Super-Series Final - Boccia

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 (10:00 - 13:00)

School Games Super-Series Final - Boccia

Tue, 08 May 2018 (10:00 - 14:30)

Funding opportunities

What is Boccia?

The aim of the game is to throw leather balls - coloured red or blue as close as you can to a white target ball, or jack.

Boccia (pronounced 'Bot-cha') is a sport similar to bowls for athletes with a disability. Boccia is totally inclusive and can be played by anyone regardless of age, gender, ability or disability.

Boccia can be played by individuals, pairs, or teams of three. The aim of the game is to throw leather balls - coloured red or blue as close as you can to a white target ball, or jack. The balls can be moved with hands or feet, or, sometimes, with an assistive device It is played indoors on a court similar in size to a badminton court.

At the end of each round, or end, the distance of the balls closest to the jack is measured, and points awarded accordingly - one point for each ball which is closer to the jack than the opponent's closest ball. The team/player with the highest number of points at the end of play is the winner.

Benefits

  • Requires high levels of accuracy, concentration and tactical awareness.
  • Provides physical, mental and social benefits.

Costs

A set of Boccia balls is ~£120

Equipment

A set consists of one white 'jack' ball, six red and six blue weighted leather balls. Other useful equipment to play could include ramps, referee paddles and tape measures/calipers.

Facts

  • Boccia is a target sport first introduced to the Paralympics in 1984.

Campaigns

Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

Local Programmes

School Games (Leicester-Shire & Rutland)

A unique opportunity to motivate and inspire young people to take part in more competitive school sport.

Partners

  • Loughborough University
    Harborough District Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
    Age UK L&R
    Leicestershire County Council
  • East Midlands Platform
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Melton Borough Council
    County Sport Network
    QUEST
  • Equality Standard
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    Leicester City Council
    Rutland County Council
    Sport England
  • Safeguarding
    Blaby District Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    British Heart Foundation

Partners

  • County Sport Network
    Melton Borough Council
  • Age UK L&R
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Equality Standard
    Leicester City Council
  • East Midlands Platform
    British Heart Foundation
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    QUEST
  • Harborough District Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Blaby District Council
    Safeguarding
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Rutland County Council
  • Sport England
    Loughborough University
  • Leicestershire County Council