A game of precision, skill, and tactics - get your ball as close to a white target ball as possible. Boccia is played by people of all ages and disabilities.
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What is boccia?

Boccia is a Paralympic sport with no Olympic equivalent. It is a target ball sport which tests both muscle control and accuracy. From a seated position (which is ideal for wheelchair users), players propel balls to land close to a white marker ball (known as the jack). For players unable to grasp and propel a ball, a ramp can be used.

Boccia is an indoor sport, played on a court of a similar size as a badminton court. Players can compete as an individual, in a pair, or as a team of three.

Find out more about how to play boccia formats.

Equipment needed

  • A level playing court (similar to a badminton or tennis court)
  • Balls (six of one colour and one of a different colour to represent the jack)
  • Ramps
  • Cones / tape to mark out the court

Get involved

The School Games is inclusive to all young people and provides opportunities for everyone to get involved, either within school, against other local schools, or at county or regional level.

School Games Organisers

School Games Organisers (SGO) help schools coordinate appropriate competitive opportunities for all young people from Key Stage 2-4, to recruit, train and deploy a suitable workforce, and to support the development of club.

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