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.SessionsThe 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.Times (Feb - Oct)Saturday10.30am - 12.30pmBishopdale Recreation Centre13a Bishopdale Court, Bishopdale Mall, ChristchurchCoordinatorsCraig GadsbyAlisha MillCoach Matt MillClubParaFed Canterbury Boccia ClubCosts$90 - Boccia Club Fees$10 - Boccia Club League Entry$40 - ParaFed Canterbury SubscriptionCompetitionsBoccia provides opportunities to compete at school events, the Halberg Games, the Boccia Club League, Boccia Regionals and the Nationals Championships.
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.
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