Welcome to Boccia New Zealand Inc

Boccia New Zealand promotes and supports the sport of boccia amongst all people with a physical disability throughout New Zealand.

Boccia is a precision ball sport similar to petanque and bowls whereby athletes throw, kick or use a ramp to propel a ball onto court aiming to get close to a target ball (Jack). Played indoors from a seated position using soft leather balls on a smooth rectangular court, boccia can be played as individuals, in pairs or teams of three. Boccia is a game of skill and strategy and is a truly inclusive sport in which men and women of all ages and abilities can play together. Boccia is a Paralympic sport with no Olympic counterpart and is designed specifically for athletes with a disability affecting locomotor function.

 How to Play:

  • The aim of boccia is to get closer to the "Jack ball" than your opponent
  • One individual, pair or team has six red balls, and their opponent has six blue balls
  • The white (Jack ball) ball is played first
  • The individual, pair or team not closest to the jack ball continues to play until they get closer or run out of coloured balls
  • Once all balls have been played an individual, pair or team receives one point for every ball closer to the Jack ball than their opponent’s closest ball
  • Boccia balls are leather and are filled with tiny plastic pallets so they don't bounce but will roll


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