Boccia (‘Bot-cha’) is a Paralympic sport introduced in 1984, it is a precision ball sport requiring accuracy and strategy is a game of strategy and accuracy. It is played indoors on a flat smooth surface on a court similar in size to a badminton court.
Boccia can be played by individuals, pairs, or teams of three.
The aim of the game is to get closer to the jack than your opponent. One side has six red balls and the other has six blue balls. The jack ball (the target) is white and is thrown first. The side whose ball is not closest to the jack throws until they get a ball closest or until they run out of balls. Once all the balls have been thrown one side receives points for every ball they have closer to the jack than their opponents’ closest ball.
Boccia Ireland is the governing body of the sport in Ireland, responsible for all aspects of Boccia and providing for all levels from participation to high performance.. For further information on Boccia Ireland please click here
Quick video Explaination of Boccia by Boccia UK
Boccia Sets can be loaned out from the Longford Sports Partnership Office for groups to try Boccia.
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