Wheelchair Boccia

Boccia is a game of skill and accuracy. The aim of the game is to throw leather balls, coloured either red or blue (which side gets which is determined by a coin toss), as close as they can to a white ball, or jack where the player with the closest coloured ball wins. All players are seated. The balls can be propelled with hands, feet, or, if the competitor’s disability is severe, with an assistive device such as a ramp.

The sport can be played at a social level so players can participate in a sport as well as socialise with their peers up to becoming an elite athlete to participate in international competitions such as the Paralympics.

Our group is aimed at young people with a disability where the emphasis is on the importance of participation, acceptance and the health and well being of each individual, with the focus on skill development, personal performance and independence.

There are volunteering opportunities such as refereeing, timekeeping, preparing supper, set up and tidy up.

We are seeking a volunteer for 2017 (see dates below) who would be willing to assist the group organiser in running this group by being available to open the centre, set up for the group etc when the organiser is away. If you are interested you will be required to have a current Working With Children Check and be available on the planned dates. Register your interest either via email at manager@bvnc.org.au or phoning Gill on 4388 5801.

Wheelchair Boccia has finished for 2016 and will start again on 3rd February 2017. Come along to our group next year on the first Friday of the month, with the exception of school holidays (see dates below) from 5.30pm to 8pm. Costs are BVNC Inc annual membership of $2.20 (see below) plus weekly player cost of $3.

How to Become a Member

Memberships run from 1st January to 31st December of the current year. You can become a member at any time throughout the year. The yearly cost is $2.20.

View or download our membership form here: BVNC Inc Membership Form.

You will see from the form that you need another member as a sponsor. Don’t worry if you don’t know anyone – just bring the form in and we will provide you with a sponsor.

You will also see that all membership applications must be approved by the BVNC Inc Board of Governance.

For all enquiries, Contact Us and we will be happy to help you.

Dates for 2017 are:

3rd February

3rd March

7th April

5th May

2nd June

School Holidays

4th August

1st September

13th October (2nd Friday of the month due to School Holidays)

3rd November

1st December