iCAN Disability Sport - Boccia
Come and have a go at playing Boccia against your friends, family or a new friend you have met at the play Boccia session.
All abilities and disabilities are welcome at the Play Boccia Session. The Session costs £2, which includes tea and coffee and the opportunity to socialise with others. There will be a Boccia leader at the session to help facilitate the games and introduce the game to new players - so you’re never alone or on your own.
The Play Boccia session is part of the iCAN project (iCAN do anything) helping to provide access to sporting opportunities.
This session is for anyone and everyone who wants to try a game of Boccia for all abilities and disabilities.
Boccia (pronounced 'Bot-cha') is a sport similar to bowls for athletes with a disability. Boccia is totally inclusive and can be played by anyone regardless of age, gender, ability or disability.
Boccia can be played by individuals, pairs, or teams of three. The aim of the game is to throw leather balls - coloured red or blue as close as you can to a white target ball, or jack. The balls can be moved with hands or feet, or, sometimes, with an assistive device It is played indoors on a court similar in size to a badminton court.
At the end of each round, or end, the distance of the balls closest to the jack is measured, and points awarded accordingly - one point for each ball which is closer to the jack than the opponent's closest ball. The team/player with the highest number of points at the end of play is the winner.
Kesgrave Community Centre
Twelve Acre Approach
Location: Kesgrave Community Centre - IP5 1JF