What is VI Boccia?

Visually impaired boccia (VI boccia) is played by individuals who are blind or partially sighted. Athletes aim to propel their balls close to the jack ball by interpreting the position of the balls on court by reading a tactile grid, or by using other adapted playing methods.

*New downloadable VI Boccia resource coming soon!*

Watch this short video to showcase VI boccia.

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Education and Training

Coaching People with a Visual Impairment – this 2-hour self-guided eLearning module is suitable for anyone looking to support visually impaired people to take part in sport and physical activity. £16.99 at UK Coaching

Find out more

Introduction to Visually Impaired Boccia – this 90 minute, tutor led webinar introduces the basic principles of VI boccia. Check for upcoming sessions via the button below, or contact [email protected] to register your interest.

Register here

2021 Development Package

In line with the launch of the new educational resource dedicated to VI Boccia, Boccia England are inviting applications to a Sport England funded development package, open to any partners, organisations, schools, clubs or groups looking to develop and deliver VI boccia. Closing date 9th July 2021.

Download and view the: Full Package Details

Apply now

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Equipment

The VI Boccia Grid is a tactile, handheld, and scaled down version of a boccia court. Plastic pegs act as tactile markers and they have different shapes / textures to correspond to the different coloured balls.  A sports assistant plots the positions of each ball on the court, via the grid.

The Grid can be purchased from the Boccia England shop for £108.

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Get involved!

Contact your local club or visit the British Blind Sport activity finder to find out more about local VI Boccia opportunities.