The Arthrogryposis Group (TAG) has partnered with Boccia England, the National Governing Body for Boccia, to increase opportunities for its members to become more physically active through the sport of boccia. In June boccia clubs across England will be opening their doors and welcoming members of TAG to join them in the first ever TAG Boccia Month to give boccia a go!
Boccia is an action packed inclusive and sociable game. It can be played in a competitive situation or for fun with people of all ages and abilities. Hugely enjoyable and easy to learn, the idea of the game of skill and strategy is to throw your balls closest to the ‘jack’, the white ball, to win. Boccia can be played by people with any disability and it is ideal for athletes in either power or manual wheelchairs, as the main rule of the game is that players must remain seated throughout; ambulant players throw from a chair.
The following sessions will be available throughout June.
YMCA East Surrey Boccia Club – Saturday 2nd June, 12:30pm – 1:30pm. The club is held at YMCA East Surrey, Princes Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH2 0QN. For more information contact Katie on Katie.Gatt@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk.
Boccia Gateshead – Every Tuesday in June, 1:30pm – 2:30pm. The club is held at St Georges Church, 1-9 Inskip Terrace, Gateshead, NE8 4AJ. For more information contact Jenni on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access Sport Henbury Boccia Club – Every Friday in June, 7pm – 8pm. The club is held at Henbury Leisure Centre, Avonmouth Way, Henbury, Bristol, BS10 7NG. For more information contact James on James.email@example.com.
Nottinghamshire Boccia Club – Every Thursday in June, 6pm – 8pm. The club is held at Joseph Whitaker Sports Centre, Warsop Lane, Rainworth, NE21 0AG. For more information contact Pete on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greenbank Giants – Every Monday, 4pm – 6pm or every Tuesday, 12pm – 2pm. The club is held at Greenbank Sports Academy, Greenbank Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside, L17 1AG. For more information contact Pablo on email@example.com.
Uttlesford Boccia Club, Lord Butler Fitness and Leisure centre, Peaslands Rd, Saffron Walden CB11 3EG. Each Saturday in June, 9am – 10am. Contact is Daniel on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gem Boccia Club – Every Tuesday, 4pm – 6pm. The club is held at Yate Leisure Centre, Kennedy Way, Yate, Bristol BS37 4DQ. For more information contact Georgina on email@example.com.
If the sessions above aren’t right for you try the Boccia England Club Finder which will help you find your nearest Boccia club.
If you want to learn more about boccia and see it in action check out this video