Inclusive sport

Northallerton Boccia Club

Looking to get more active or make new friends? Northallerton Boccia Club may just have what you are looking for. 

The Club meets every Saturday at Hambleton Leisure Centre from 4:00-5:00pm. Sessions are suitable for all ages and abilities and cost £3 per session. Parents, supporters and carers all welcome. 

Boccia is a disability 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.

Sounds simple? It is to get started, but the tactics of the sport offer both tension and excitement as the game plays put.

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. 

Booking is essential. Contact the Communities Team for more information.