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Boccia - Sport For Disabled Young People

Type of service:
Groups, Clubs And Activities
Address:
Heathcoat Building, Unit 8, Nottingham, NG7 2QJ
Telephone number:
0115 967 8455
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Service description:
The game of Boccia (pronounced ‘Bot-cha’) originated in Greece, where players threw large stones at a stone target. Its name is derived from the Latin word for ball – bottia.

It was originally designed for people with severe cerebral palsy but is now enjoyed by players from many sectors of the community. In 1984 it became a Paralympic sport, and is being practiced in over 50 countries worldwide, from a purely recreational level to a variety of competitive events.

Boccia is a non–contact driven sport which relies upon skill and subtlety of the player rather than their size, speed and strength. A ball can be propelled by rolling, throwing or kicking. If a player is unable to throw or kick it, they can use a ‘ramp’ (assistive device). If they are unable to release the ball with their hands players can use a head pointer.
Cost:
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Age range:
5 years - 20 years
Opening hours:
Saturday 10:00 - 11:00
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Eligibility criteria:
  • Age
  • Disability
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