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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.

National Governing Bodies

Boccia England

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

Bicton College

Bicton College is set in the beautiful East Devon Countryside. We are a part of The Cornwall College group and provide education for students from 14-16, FE16-19 and HE Degree courses. Here you can study a wealth of courses from Military, Arboriculture, H

Inspire Suffolk

Inspire Suffolk is an Education Charity working across Suffolk to support young people who are in need.

Better York

Better York Partnership. Delivering Leisure Centre services in York.

Wessex Coach Education

UK Coaching Partner Centre - delivering UK Coaching workshops including, Safeguarding & Protecting Children.
FA Centre - delivering FA Safeguarding Children Workshops

Boccia

Devizes Boccia Club

Devizes Boccia Club runs on alternate Saturday mornings at the Guide Hut on the Coate Road, Devizes.
It is a club run primarily for disabled players of all ages and abilities.

Vision Sports Academy CIC

Vision Sports Academy CIC (VSA) is a Birmingham based sports coaching social enterprise, more specifically a community interest company which tackles social objectives & reinvests profits back into the community.

Age UK Plymouth

Age UK Plymouth provides a wide range of services, support and activities for the Over 50's, older carers and carers of older people.
Person focussed to meet needs and aspirations.

Special Olympics Great Britain

Special Olympics offers a lifetime of learning through sport and benefits individuals of all ages and ability levels – from those with low motor abilities to highly skilled athletes.

Improving Lives Plymouth - Active for All

Active for All is a service which supports adults with disabilities and long -term health conditions to get more active; with a particular focus on supporting adults with learning disabilities and/ or mental health support needs.

N-Able

N-Able

Meet new people, keep active and remain independent by coming along to our mobility exercise sessions for all abilities including people with mental health conditions. There is also opportunity to play boccia which is a form of indoor bowls.

ScarBoccia

ScarBoccia

ScarBoccia is a boccia club in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. Boccia is a inclusive disability Paralympic sport that is similar to bowls using a softer ball, which anyone can play regardless of age or disability.

Sport For Fun

Sport For Fun

A multisport session for ALL children including those with physical and learning liabilities.

Each session will include:

Meet & Greet Games/

Heart Rate Raiser/

3 Sports on Rotation:
Sport 1 : Invasion Games
Sport 2 : Striking, Batting & Fielding
Sport 3: Individual

Cool Down using the essence of Yoga

Special Olympics Norfolk Boccia

Special Olympics Norfolk Boccia

Boccia is a disability sport that tests muscle control and accuracy. Players propel balls to land close to a target ball. Two sides compete as individuals, pairs or as a team of three over a set number of ends. Each side has six balls (red or blue) each end to try and score points. Points are accumulated over the course of a match to decide the winner.

Boccia - Monday

Boccia - Monday

A fun and fully inclusive activity for anyone aged 16 and over.
Boccia is a boules type game which is played seated so anyone can come and give it a go. It is great for hand-eye coordination and as a team sport its an ideal way to meet people and make new friends.

Special Olympics Norfolk Boccia

Special Olympics Norfolk Boccia

Boccia is a disability sport that tests muscle control and accuracy. Players propel balls to land close to a target ball. Two sides compete as individuals, pairs or as a team of three over a set number of ends. Each side has six balls (red or blue) each end to try and score points. Points are accumulated over the course of a match to decide the winner.

Special Olympics Norfolk Boccia

Special Olympics Norfolk Boccia

Boccia is a disability sport that tests muscle control and accuracy. Players propel balls to land close to a target ball. Two sides compete as individuals, pairs or as a team of three over a set number of ends. Each side has six balls (red or blue) each end to try and score points. Points are accumulated over the course of a match to decide the winner.