Come and try the fully inclusive sport of Boccia! Whether you’re just looking to start something new, make friends, or if you’re even looking to start an elite Paralympic career, come and join us on Saturday 11th June 2022.
The Community HUB, Technique Stadium, Chesterfield, S41 8NZ.
Ample disabled parking right outside.
Changing Places facility.
12-4pm. Depending upon numbers, slots might be allocated.
FREE to attend.
Cafe on site.
Boccia is a Paralympic sport introduced in 1984. It has no Olympic counterpart.
Athletes throw, kick or use a ramp to propel a ball onto the court with the aim of getting closest to a ‘jack’ ball. It is designed specifically for athletes with a disability affecting locomotor function. It is played indoors on a court similar in size to a badminton court.
Players are divided into four classifications depending on their disability and functional ability. All players have impaired functional ability in all four limbs.
BC1 – Players with Cerebral Palsy who are able to use their hands or feet to consistently propel a ball into play. BC1 athletes may have an aide on court to pass them their ball before each shot.
BC2 – Players with Cerebral Palsy who are able to use their hands to consistently propel a ball into play and have greater functional ability than a BC1 athlete.
BC3 – Players with Cerebral Palsy or other disability with locomotor dysfunction in all four limbs who are unable to throw or kick a ball into play and as such are permitted to use an assistive device such as a ramp to propel the ball into play and are supported by an assistant (‘ramper’).
BC4 – Players who do not have Cerebral Palsy but have another disability with locomotor dysfunction in all four limbs and have similar functional ability to BC2 athletes. Disabilities such as Muscular Dystrophy and Tetraplegia will fall under this classification.