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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 26th June

Brightways Boccia Club

Wednesday 27th June

Aiming High Boccia

Saturday 7th July

2018 World Boccia Championships

Sun, 12 Aug 2018 - Sat, 18 Aug 2018

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

School Games (Leicester-Shire & Rutland)

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

Your Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance

A Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance (LSA) is a collection of people who have a desire to develop and promote sport and physical activity in their locality.

Partners

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

Partners

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