Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Boccia England

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Type of service:
National Organisation
Address:
Heathcoat Building, Nottingham Science Park, Nottingham, NG7 2QJ
Telephone number:
0115 967 8455
Email address:
Service description:
This is the National Governing Body (NGB) for boccia in England.

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 find a winner.

It is simple to get started, but the tactics of the sport offer both tension and excitement as the game plays put.

A ball can be rolled, thrown or kicked. If a player is unable to throw or kick the ball, they can use a ramp. If players are unable to release the ball with their hands, they can use assistive devices such as head/hand pointer.

The sport is played indoors on a 12.5m by 6m court, usually in a sports hall but any suitable flat playing area can be used.

Visit the Boccia England website to find your nearest club by using the club finder.
Cost:
Contact provider for details
Age range:
0 - 99 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Open to everyone
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
Last updated on:
18/10/2017

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