Boccia Leaders Course

10/05/2016 - julia williams

Boccia Leaders Course 27th April 2016

Delivered by Boccia England

'Boccia is an attack and defend game, with two sides competing over a set number of ends. The aim is to score as many points as possible by placing their set of coloured balls closest to the white jack ball'

Nineteen participants of all ages and abilities, from different organisations across the region, spent the day at UWE learning boccia leadership skills. By organising and part funding the course meant Access Sport could reach out and enable more people to participate.

Delivered by an experienced boccia referee from Boccia England, the learners developed an insight into the game, looking at all elements from the history, the court, rules, different types of shots, adjudicating and playing. A very practical course, participants worked in groups and delivered boccia sessions themselves. It was fantastic to see how inclusive boccia can be with many of the participants themselves disabled, from wheelchair users, those with cerebral palsy and ushers, it demonstrated anyone if they want to, can play and can become a leader. It now means there are plenty new boccia volunteers across the region to enhance and develop boccia opportunities for more disabled people to participate in the sport including Access Sport’s boccia club on Fridays 7-8pm at Henbury Leisure Centre – open to all ages and abilities.

For more details please contact 07917 753937

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