Back to Boccia Cup

We were delighted to help out with the Back to Boccia Cup which took place on 18-19th September at the English Institute of Sport (EIS) in Sheffield.This event was the first opportunity for some of our most talented athletes to compete against each other.


What is Boccia?

Boccia (pronounce bot-cha) is a Paralympic sport with no Olympic equivalent and is similar to bowls.

The game is played on a flat. smooth surface, usually indoors, with a court the size of a badminton court.

Boccia is a tarhet ball sport which tets both muscle control and accuracy.  From a seated position, players propel balls to land as close as possible to a white marker ball, known as the Jack.  Two sides compete as individuals, pairs or as a team of three over a set number of ends (4 for individuals and pairs and 6 for teams).

Each side plays six balls (red or blue) each end.  After each end, the athlete, pair or team with the ball closest to the Jack receives 1 point plus an additional point for each ball closer to the Jack than their opponents.  Points are accumulated over the course of the match to find a winner.

Balls can be rolled down a ramp. thrown or kicked.  If the player is unable to release the ball with their hands, they can use assistive devices, such as a head pointer.

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