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Boccia

Boccia England

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

Get Involved

Charnwood Boccia Club

Tuesday 25th September

Aiming High Boccia

Saturday 6th October

Workplace Volleyball Competition

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 (17:30 - 20:30)

National Boccia Day

Thu, 27 Sep 2018

Wellbeing @ Work - The True Picture

Wed, 31 Oct 2018 (08:30 - 10:00)

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

Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

Local Programmes

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day.

School Games (Leicester-Shire & Rutland)

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

Partners

  • County Sport Network
    Harborough LSA
    Melton LSA
    Sport England
    Safeguarding
  • Leicestershire County Council
    NWL LSA
    Active Rutland
    Charnwood LSA
    O&W LSA
  • Blaby LSA
    Active Leicester
    H&B LSA
    Equality Standard

Partners

  • Blaby LSA
    Sport England
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Melton LSA
  • H&B LSA
    Active Rutland
  • Equality Standard
    Charnwood LSA
  • NWL LSA
    O&W LSA
  • Active Leicester
    Safeguarding
  • County Sport Network
    Harborough LSA