Are you missing Paralympic fever? Have you been inspired to get involved with sport? We heard from Boccia England about the sport and how to get involved.
Trailblazers Game On report revealed that young disabled people wanted to take part in more sport, but felt that access was one of the biggest barriers.
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.
Sounds simple? It is 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 – head/hand pointer.
#HeathcoatCup is an exciting boccia competition for individual players that are new or want to further their competition experience. The competition is open to all impairment groups (Go to https://bocciaengland.org.uk/boccia/classifications/ for more info).
Not just a boccia competition, the event includes:
- Coaches corner
- Club forum
- Selfie station
- Boccia England staff and volunteers on hand to answer any questions you have about our fantastic sport!
Entries are open but there are limited places so enter NOW to avoid disappointment!
Players still welcome to attend if not playing in the competition.
Spectators welcome free of charge.