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