News & events Stories Reach Mansfield Achieve Bronze Boccia Boost Accreditation Boccia England’s Boccia Boost accreditation scheme recognises and rewards good practices of clubs and groups which deliver boccia to both disabled and non-disabled people on a regular basis. In February 2020, Reach Mansfield was awarded Bronze level Boccia Boost accreditation. Bob Lathbury from Reach Mansfield tells us why they decided to apply for Boccia Boost accreditation and how the organisation has benefitted since becoming accredited. Reach are a registered charity that supports people with learning disabilities across Nottinghamshire to live happier, healthier lives in their community. Reach Mansfield is one of their four centers across the county that offers people with learning disabilities a variety of fun, challenging and stimulating activities that build confidence and encourage a healthier lifestyle. Bob Lathbury delivers a weekly boccia session at Reach Mansfield on a Tuesday afternoon. Bob said that Reach Mansfield applied for Boccia Boost accreditation as they wanted to become part of the Boccia Family and make Boccia England aware of the high standard of boccia sessions that the charity is providing. He added that the process of applying for Boccia Boost accreditation was very easy and took no more than an hour to complete once he had collated all the information required. Bob told Boccia England how Reach Mansfield will benefit from achieving Bronze level Boccia Boost Accreditation: “The players will certainly benefit from being an accredited club. It gives Reach Mansfield more kudos to the sessions we run, and the players already feel they belong to the wider Boccia Family.” Bob would recommend that other organisations, clubs, and schools which deliver boccia should apply for the Boccia Boost accreditation scheme. Boccia England invites all clubs, schools, charities, and organisations which deliver boccia on a regular basis to apply for our new Boccia Boost accreditation. Applying for Boccia England’s Boccia Boost accreditation is completely free, should take no more than 60 minutes to complete and will then last for 3 years. Accredited clubs, schools, and organisations will be rewarded with a limited-edition framed medal, discounts on upcoming Boccia England courses and the right to use an exclusive Boccia England kitemark. To begin your application for Boccia Boost accreditation today, please click here! For more information about the Boccia Boost accreditation, please click here or contact Boccia England by emailing [email protected] or calling 07809 336 321.