Boccia is a paralympic sport played by athletes with disabilities. The game has been a paralympic sport since 1984 and for London 2012 GB has athletes playing in individual, team and pair classifications.
The game is played by individuals, pairs or teams of 3 on a court approximately the size of a badminton court.
The game requires players to demonstrate muscle control, accuracy and tactical awareness. For players unable to throw, roll or kick a ball a ramp may be used and if required a head pointer to release the ball.
There are 6 red balls and 6 blue balls plus a white jack ball. The aim is for one side to set the jack then for the players to propel their coloured balls to finish closer to the jack than their opposition. Click here for more information about equipment.
Rules of Boccia
Boccia is governed by BISFED and for competition in England the international rules are used. These can be found at http://www.bisfed.com/BISFed/About_Boccia/Rules/BISfed/About_Boccia/Rules.aspx
Further information can be found on the Boccia England website https://bocciaengland.org.uk/boccia/rules/
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