Boccia (pronounced bot-cha) is the most inclusive sport you’ll find! It's easy to play, but harder to master!
Boccia is a Paralympic sport with no Olympic equivalent. 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. If you’re unable to grasp and propel a ball a ramp can be used.
It’s an indoor sport, played on a court roughly the same size as a badminton court. You can compete as an individual, in a pair, or as a team of three.
Boccia can be played by anyone, but it is uniquely accessible for people with the most severe disabilities. Find out more about who can play here.
Here you'll find basic information about the rules of the game, the equipment you'll need, and opportunities to play boccia with others.
Boccia changes lives! Find out more about why you should get involved.
Boccia has roots in ancient Greece and Egypt. It became a Paralympic sport in 1984 and is one of the fastest growing sports in the world today.