Congratulations to our team of Key Stage 3 students who took part in the Leicestershire and Rutland Sport School Games Boccia Tournament on Wednesday 5th April 2017. The group beat teams of students from the other Leicestershire special schools to be named Champions on the day!
Boccia is a sport that tests muscle control and accuracy. Players propel balls to land close to a target ball. Two sides compete as individuals, pairs or as a team of three over a set number of ends. Each side has six balls (red or blue) each end to try and score points. Points are accumulated over the course of a match to find a winner.
A ball can be rolled, thrown or kicked. If a player is unable to throw or kick the ball, they can use a ramp. If players are unable to release the ball with their hands, they can use assistive devices – head/hand pointer.
The sport is played indoors on a 12.5m by 6m court, usually in a sports hall but any suitable flat playing area can be used.