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.
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.
We play most Monday's 3pm-4.30pm at QEYC Memorial Hall, Tauranga - Please check calendar for all dates.
3.00pm - 4.30pm
Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre
11th Ave Tauranga
John Sligo, Parafed Bay of Plenty firstname.lastname@example.org 027 7272 333
George Sinclair, Boccia BOP email@example.com 027 384 6319