May 19, 2024
A spotty similar to bowls and pétanque in Chatham.

Boccia is a precision ball sport, similar to bocce, and related to bowls and pétanque. The name “boccia” is derived from the Latin word for “boss” – bottia. The sport is contested at local, national and international levels, by athletes with severe physical disabilities. It was originally designed to be played by people with cerebral palsy but now includes athletes with other severe disabilities affecting motor skills. In 1984, it became a Paralympic sport and as of 2020, 75 boccia national organizations have joined one or more of the international organizations. Boccia is governed by the Boccia International Sports Federation (BISFed) and is one of only two Paralympic sports (along with goalball) that have no counterpart in the Olympic program.

Boccia Club meets on a Saturday morning from 10.30 am to 1.00 pm but the Club does not open on the first Saturday of each month.

The venue has one of the largest playing areas in the Kent area with 8 rinks. It gives the opportunity for members in the Medway and surrounding areas to play bowls all year round

Anyone aged from 7+ can come and try it!

01634 281243
Prince Arthur Road, Brompton, Gillingham, Kent

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