Wales Council of the Blind


Definition: Boccia is a precision ball sport, similar to bocce, and related to bowls and petanque. The name 'boccia' is derived from the Latin word for 'boss' - bottia. The sport is contested at local, national and international levels, by athletes with severe physical disabilities.

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Services mentioning Boccia

Boccia Ball Games - (Bridgevis (Bridgend & District VI society)) Sports, arts, leisure and holidays

The aim of Boccia is to throw leather balls - coloured red or blue as close as they can to a white target ball, or jack. These are held every 2nd Tuesday of the month 5-6 pm. Archbishop McGrath School, Brackla, Bridgend. Transport can be arranged if required.

Library records mentioning Boccia

Visually Impaired Boccia Guidance - [Library Type]

British Blind Sport has worked with Boccia England to develop an inclusive resource that will help to support more blind and partially sighted players to participate in boccia. The new resource teaches coaches how to include blind and partially sighted people in boccia and provides them with the knowledge and skills they need to confidently deliver visually impaired (VI) boccia in club, school, and community settings.