Boccia is a test of muscle control and accuracy. The goal of the sport is to throw or bowl your ball so it lands as close as possible to the white ball (very similar to bowls).
Throwing, kicking or the use of an assistive device can propel the ball onto the wooden court.
This game is played indoors on a smooth surface, players can compete individually or as part of a team.

Paralympic Classification
There are four different classes for people who play boccia:

- BC1 - athletes with severe cerebral palsy who throw or kick a ball
- BC2 - athletes with cerebral palsy who throw the ball
- BC3 - athletes with cerebral palsy who use a ramp to play as they cannot throw
- BC4 - athletes who do not have cerebral palsy, but who can throw the ball.

Boccia Bay of Plenty was launched in December 2016 under the guidance and knowledge of Paralympian Stacey Roche, the sport has taken off with regular attendance from members.

Our first block of training for 2020 starts in February - Contact John or Ebony to find out more.

Where and When?

Monday Evenings
3.00pm - 4.30pm
Memorial Hall
Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre
11th Ave Tauranga 

Who to contact

John Sligo, Parafed Bay of Plenty
027 7272 333
Ebony Sinclair, Boccia BOP
027 4484 204