Rainbow Hub and Greenbank Giants, Liverpool have entered into a partnership to offer Boccia fun at the charity’s base in Mawdesley, Lancashire this summer.
Starting on Saturday 7th May and organised by Joel Murphy, coach at Greenbank Giants, sessions will run from 2pm – 4pm every second Saturday until 23rd July 2022.
Joel will be supported by a team of volunteers and anyone interested in helping can contact Rainbow Hub for more details.
Boccia (pronounced bot-cha) is a Paralympic sport which is easy to play, but harder to master! It’s a target ball sport which tests both muscle control and accuracy. From a seated position (and therefore ideal for wheelchair users) players propel balls to land close to a white marker ball – the jack. The balls are thrown, kicked or, if you’re unable to grasp and propel a ball, a ramp can be used. Points are scored by those closes to the jack.
Based on bowls, or “boules”, there is an indoor court roughly the same size as a badminton court, and players compete as an individual, in a pair, or as a team of three.
The sport has been designed for people with a severe level of physical / learning disability and a classification system operates so that players compete with other players of similar levels of ability.
Playing Boccia improves co-ordination, self-control and accuracy and offers a great way to meet new people and develop communication skills.
To register, please contact Rainbow Hub by email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01704 823276