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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.

An Overview of Boccia

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.

Find Boccia Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

Boccia England

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Boccia England
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Contact Telephone
0115 967 8455


Community sporting activity based on Boccia and New Age Kurling.

Jorvik Boccia

Jorvik Boccia provide physically disabled players aged 8+ with qualified coaching in a fun environment. Beginners through to national athletes welcome.

Better York

Better York Partnership. Delivering Leisure Centre services in York.

City of York Council Sport and Active Leisure

The Sport and Active Leisure team at the City of York Council provide support to local clubs and organisations regarding the sporting provision across the city. This includes providing information to York residents, signposting them to sporting opportunit

Leeds Stars Boccia Club

Leeds Stars Boccia Club

Leeds Stars runs an Boccia club for people with a learning disability or autism which meets on a Wednesday evening.

Come along and give Boccia a try. Learn how to play the game, meet new people and have fun in an inclusive and accessible environment

Boccia Northallerton

Boccia Northallerton

A fun and inclusive Boccia session which is open to anyone with an interest in particpating at the weekly sessions.

Session day: Saturdays (weekly)

Session time: 4pm-5pm

Venue: Northallerton Leisure Centre

There are also opportunities for particpants to compete in the national Boccia league and there are also opportunities for particpants to compete in Team, pairs and individual competitions.

particpants ages vary from 7- 64

Cost to attend is £3.00 per particpant

for further information please contact:

Joe Mckechnie Hambleton District councils incluisve sports officer


Phone: 01609 767261

Prime Time

Prime Time

A number of fun and friendly weekly social sports group sessions, open to all particpants.

sessions are delivered on a weekly basis in a number of different areas across the Hambleton district.

sports delivered include Boccia and Kurling activities, along with a refreshments break between sessions to allow particpants the opportunity to socialise with one another.

sessions cost: £3.00 to attend

Sessions delivered in the following areas:

Stillington Monday 2pm-4pm
Tholthorpe Monday 10am-12pm
Great Ayton Tuesday 10am-12pm
Topcliffe Tuesday 1:30pm-3:30pm
Thirsk Thursday 9:45am-11:15am
Husthwaite Friday 10am-12pm
Stokesley Friday 1pm-3pm
Northallerton Friday 10am-12pm