National Boccia Day (NBD) is held each year to celebrate boccia and raise awareness of the sport across the country.

This year’s National Boccia Day theme will be “Happy 10th Birthday Boccia England” and celebrated across England.

National Boccia Day is returning on Tuesday 27th September 2022 and this year it will mark a very special occasion for Boccia England - 10 years since we became recognised as a National Governing Body (NGB), shortly after the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.

To celebrate this exciting milestone, we will be hosting a range of online and in-person activities to get involved with!

In the weeks leading up to National Boccia Day, we will be asking clubs, groups, school and organisations around the country to throw a celebration party at a training session or a stand-alone event to mark our 10 years as an NGB.

To support with these parties, we will be providing the first 70 clubs, schools and organisations which register by 22nd August 2022 with a FREE Party Pack containing an activity pack and stickers along with balloons and bunting to decorate their venue for the celebratory event! The first 25 groups to register will also receive two limited-edition National Boccia Day 2022 T-shirts.  

Register for a free NBD 22 Party Pack 

 

Between Thursday 24th – Tuesday 27th July we will be having 6 days of National Boccia Day 2022 celebrations on our social media channels. This will include a look back on ten years of Boccia England, photos of your celebrations and social media competitions.  

Here’s how to get involved: 

  • Throw a boccia party by delivering an activity session at your club, school or organisation - the first 70 groups to register will receive a FREE Party Pack 
  • Follow our social media channels between 24th – 27th September to find out how to win a limited-edition National Boccia Day T-shirt by entering our online competitions 
  • Send a picture or video of yourself holding up one of our National Boccia Day 22 posters to [email protected], to be in with a chance of appearing in our NBD 22 montage video.

Download National Boccia Day Resources

  • Use our National Boccia Day frame on your Facebook Profile Picture. This will be available from Friday 16th September. 
  • Use our National Boccia Day 22 cover photo on your Facebook and Twitter profiles, downloadable by clicking here.  
  • Get involved on social media using the hashtags #NationalBocciaDay and #NBD22 

We are very grateful to our sponsor Irwin Mitchell for supporting National Boccia Day 2022 and helping to make all this activity possible.

Irwin Mitchell provides a wide range of legal and financial services to thousands of individuals and businesses and has been a partner of ours since 2015, helping to raise our profile, identify players for the Talent Pathway, and signpost new players to our club network. Their staff have also made boccia more accessible to more people by setting up and supporting the running of boccia clubs across the country. 

We hope that you are as excited about National Boccia Day 2022 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