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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.

An Overview of Boccia

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.

Find Boccia Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

It's down to us

Tue, 29 Sep 2020

It is important as ever to practice social distancing to help protect your family friends and community.

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day, benefiting their long-term physical and mental health and wellbeing.

This Girl Can

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating.

National Governing Bodies

Boccia England

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

Millfield Academy

Primary School part of the LEAD Academy Trust. Member of the HBSSPAN. 2 form entry Reception to Year 6.

Mayfields Inclusive Activities

Mayfields Inclusive Activities

Mayfields Inclusive Activities would like to welcome you to join their specialist coaches where you’ll learn how to play adapted sports suitable for young people with disabilities or additional needs.

Leicester City Football Club Community Trust

Leicester City Football Club Community Trust

Charity arm of Leicester City Football Club delivery community and school based sports initiatives.

Active Rutland

Active Rutland

Rutland Local Sport Alliance (LSA) commonly known as Active Rutland acts as a key group in enabling key partners in sport, active recreation, health and physical activity in Rutland

Hinckley Special Olympics Club

Hinckley Special Olympics Club

Inclusive Multi-Sport & Social Club which meets every friday evening from 4.30 pm to 6.30pm. Has disabled facilities. Principle sport played is boccia.

Partners

  • Harborough LSA
    Sport England
    Melton LSA
    Charnwood LSA
    Active Rutland
  • Blaby LSA
    Active Oadby and Wigston
    Equality Standard
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Safeguarding
  • Active Leicester
    Active Partnerships
    Leicestershire County Council
    NWL LSA

Partners

  • Charnwood LSA
    Active Rutland
  • Sport England
    Harborough LSA
  • Equality Standard
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Active Partnerships
    Safeguarding
  • Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    NWL LSA
  • Blaby LSA
    Melton LSA
  • Active Leicester
    Active Oadby and Wigston