Sunday, March 18, 2018

The Paralympic Sport of Boccia

Boccia (pronounced "Bot-cha") originally played by people with severe cerebral palsy is now a popular disabled wheelchair sport and one of the disabled sports played at the Paralympics. Boccia is an ideal sport and one that does not rely on strength, speed or excessive mobility. The game of boccia is similar to lawn bowls and involves a target ball or Jack.

The game is enjoyed by all abilities because the ball can be either thrown, kicked or rolled using a guiding device. Find details of boccia sites listed below including clubs and organisations for you to get involved in and enjoy the sport.

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The official England Boccia organisation providing details of the game and how it is played along with the rules, images and how to get involved.

Explaining the basic rules of Boccia, suggested game play equipment and where you can play.

An active Boccia club in Cambridgeshire highlighting the rules of the game along with images and how to join in.

The official site of the GB Boccia Federation (GBBF) with news about the sport along with coaching information, related links of interest and how to get involved.

Sussex Boccia club the meets and plays each Sunday in Lewes. View images, press details and joining information along with club contacts. Facebook page.

An online comprehensive look at the Paralympic sport of boccia with details about the rules and how it played along with video clip explanations.