Hawkes bay boccia workshop

31 Oct

In partnership with Sport Hawke's Bay and Enliven Disability Sport Services, Boccia NZ is delivering a boccia workshop for coaches, players and volunteers. If you are interested in coaching, playing, refereeing or volunteering then this workshop is for you.


When:   Saturday 31st October (11.30am - 1.30pm)

Where:  Pettigrew Green Arena (480 Gloucester Street, Taradale, Napier)

Who:     All ages, all abilities, all physical disabilities

What is Boccia?

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.