Boccia Mini League


An important part of sports participation is the opportunity to play competitively and with this in mind we organise regular mini-leagues focusing on different sports, with each league lasting for 4 weeks.
The next mini-league, starting on Wednesday 7 January from 6 to 8pm will offer disabled people aged from 8 to adult to play Boccia competitively. Playing in the mini-league is free
Choices Development Officer Steve Sullivan said “Boccia can be played as an individual or team sport and has been designed for people with a severe level of physical / learning disability. Based on bowls or boules the game is played on a badminton sized court. Players have a set of 6 balls (either red or blue) which are thrown, kicked or ramped to a white target ball (the jack) and points are scored by those closest to the jack. Playing Boccia improves co-ordination, self-control and accuracy and offers a great way to meet new people and develop communication skills. As well as the mini-league the Sports Academy is also the venue for a boccia club most Wednesdays from 6 to 7pm”