Boccia is a very skilled ball sport which is closely related to Petanque and was developed to be played by people with cerebral palsy and severe disabilities that affect motor skills.
It became a Paralympic sport in 1998 and is now contested by over 50 countries and Team GB enjoyed success with David Smith in Rio as an individual in the BC1 class.
The game itself is played as individuals, pairs or as teams and are mixed gender.
The leather balls used in the games are coloured red or blue and the target ball is white. The rules are very simple, the teams whose ball is furthest from the jack goes next until each teams throw or kick all their balls. Competitors with severe disabilities may have a device to assist such as a ramp.
If you are interested in having a go or have a family member who does and have a physical or learning disability then you can take part at Witchford Village College on a Friday evening and all the equipment is supplied for just £3 a session after your first free night.
The club even have coaches who are all DBS checked and is run by John and Samantha who will be happy to answer any questions you may have. You can call them on 07976735120 or 07857367064 respectively.
The club play competitively but it is great way to socialise to. For more information, the club have set up a website: http://www.camboccia.co.uk
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