Boccia is a game of strategy and accuracy. It is played by people with cerebral palsy or impairments that affect motor skills. It is a sport similar to indoor bowls or pétanque. It is played on a flat, smooth surface, where players must throw or roll leather balls as close as possible to a white target ball (the jack). The player, pair or team with the most balls near the jack is the winner.

The ParaFed Canterbury Boccia Club provides a session on Saturday's for players to learn the game, work on their skills and have practice games. New members are welcome and the club has a range of equipment to use.

ParaFed Canterbury Boccia Club
10.30am - 12.30pm
Bishopdale Recreation Centre
13a Bishopdale Court, Bishopdale Mall​​​​​​​, Christchurch
Club: ParaFed Canterbury Boccia Club

Boccia provides opportunities to compete at school events, the Halberg Games, the Boccia Club League, Boccia Regionals and the Nationals Championships.

Christchurch Boccia Regionals
6 - 7 April 2024
Christchurch Netball Centre, Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub

New Zealand Boccia Nationals
3 - 6 October 2024
Christchurch Netball Centre, Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub


Craig Gadsby
Alisha Mill

Matt Mill

ParaFed Canterbury
Hadleigh Pierson
Sports Manager
022 064 3001 

ParaFed Canterbury works with local sports clubs and organisations to offer a range of Para sport opportunities to our members. In most cases members will require a classification before becoming involved in competitive Para sport.