Clarification on World Boccia ball licensing for domestic competition activity

We would like to confirm that there is no plan by Boccia UK or any of the Home Nations to adopt any of the changes regarding ball licensing ( for domestic competition activity, and that use of balls remains subject to the standard equipment check protocols and rules as currently in existence. No pathway athlete is required to purchase new equipment to compete in domestic activity.

We will always strive to ensure that any barriers to participation are minimised or removed. If the situation regarding domestic competition and equipment rules were to change in the future, we would undertake to collectively consult with our players and members prior to any changes taking place.

We continue to work together to ensure that our athletes representing Britain at international level can compete in a fair and equitable manner. We will also continue to strive to ensure that Boccia competitions within the UK are as accessible as possible.