80% of Boccia England member clubs recently completed our club survey. The survey included questions on a range of aspects; about the club, governance and finance, membership, venue and equipment, workforce, safeguarding and the support we provide. 

Following a high response rate to this survey, we were provided with valuable insight into our club network. The insight from this survey will enable us to better support boccia clubs across England, ultimately helping to improve the lives of many more disabled people through boccia. 

The headline findings of 2022 Boccia England Member Club Survey are:

  • All clubs believe they can cater for their participants  
  • 8 in 10 clubs have been established for longer than 10 years   
  • Clubs have an average of 22 members and 6 volunteers 
  • 70% of BE member clubs offer competitive boccia  
  • 97% of BE member clubs have a safeguarding reporting process 
  • 76% of clubs provide regular coaching sessions 
  • 9 in 10 clubs own their own boccia equipment  
  • On average, two disabled people support with the running of their club in either a paid or voluntary capacity  
  • 9 in 10 clubs have coaches which hold a Boccia England Leaders Award qualification or higher.  
  • 8 in 10 clubs are satisfied with the level of support offered from Boccia England  
  • 9 in 10 clubs feel that the Boccia England team are approachable

The findings of our survey will enable us to provide tailored support to clubs across England, assisting them with their recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic and ensuring a safe and sustainable return to the sport.  

For more information about Boccia England’s 2022 Member Club Survey, please contact George Bollands (Development Officer for Clubs and Safeguarding), via [email protected]/ 07809 336321