Established in 2016, National Boccia Day is our annual celebration of boccia which aims to raise awareness of the sport across the country.

The theme of this year’s National Boccia Day, which will be celebrated on Wednesday 27th September, is Bringing People Together Through Boccia.

To mark this National Boccia Day 23, we will be supporting our incredible network of Boccia England Member Clubs to deliver local National Boccia Day Festivals. These are open to anyone to attend regardless of ability or previous boccia experience, and will bring people together from clubs, groups, schools and organisations in 7 areas across the country to celebrate our fantastic sport. 

The details of the local National Boccia Day Festivals are as follows:

  • Kent - Kings Sports Hall, Rochester, ME1 3QJ on Wednesday 20th September at 11am – 2PM
  • Surrey - YMCA East Surrey, Redhill, RH1 6JJ on Saturday 30th September at 12 Midday – 5PM
  • North West – Bolton Wanderer’s Toughsheet Community Stadium, Bolton BL6 6JW on Wednesday 27th September 6.30pm-9.00pm
  • Central & Yorkshire - Queen's Park Sports Centre, Chesterfield S40 2ND on Sunday 24th September at 1:30 – 5PM
  • West - Yate Leisure Centre, Bristol BS37 4DQ on Tuesday 12th September at 4 – 6pm
  • East - Gainsborough Sports Centre, Ipswich IP3 0SP on Wednesday 27th September at 10:30AM – 2:30PM (£5 entry fee)
  • London – West Lea School, Edmonton, N9 9TU – Wednesday 20th September at 7-8:30PM (Open to BE Member Clubs ONLY)


If you would like to attend your local National Boccia Day Festival, please click here to book your space!


Clubs, groups, schools and organisations are also invited to deliver their own mini National Boccia Day festivals during September. Resources, including bunting and posters, to support the delivery of mini National Boccia Day festivals can be downloaded by clicking here.

And, as has become tradition in recent years, we will be running fun online competitions in the days leading up to National Boccia Day providing you with a chance to win a limited edition National Boccia Day t-shirt. Be sure to like Boccia England’s Facebook page and turn on notifications to be the first to know about these competitions.

We will also be re-activating our National Boccia Day Facebook profile picture frame from the middle of September and will be asking you to share photos of yourself holding up our NBD 23 posters with the hashtags #NationalBocciaDay & #NBD23, and tagging in @BocciaEngland.

To summarise, here’s how you can get involved in the 2023 National Boccia Day celebrations:

  • Attend one of our Local National Boccia Day Festivals
  • Download our free resources and host a mini National Boccia Day festival at your club, group, school or workplace
  • Like and follow Boccia England’s Facebook page to find out how to win a limited edition National Boccia Day t-shirt through entering our fun competitions between Saturday 23rd – Wednesday 27th
  • Share a picture of yourself holding up a National Boccia Day 2023 Poster on social media using the hashtags #NationalBocciaDay & #NBD23, and tagging in @BocciaEngland, or sending them to [email protected], to be in with a chance of appearing in our NBD 23 montage video.
  • Use our National Boccia Day frame on your Facebook Profile Picture. This will be available from Friday 22nd
  • Use our National Boccia Day 23 cover photo on your Facebook and Twitter profiles, downloadable by clicking here.

More information will be shared on our website and through our social media channels over the coming weeks.

We hope that you are as excited about National Boccia Day 2023 as we are at Boccia England, and we are looking forward to celebrating it with you!       


For further information about National Boccia Day, please contact George Bollands, Development Officer (Clubs and Safeguarding), via: [email protected] / 07809 336321