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.