- Website: www.bocciaengland.org.uk
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- Contact: Marc Scott, Club Development Officer firstname.lastname@example.org / 07809336321
The game of Boccia (pronounced 'Bot-cha') originated in Greece, where players threw large stones at a stone target. Its name is derived from the Latin word for ball - bottia.
It was originally designed for people with severe cerebral palsy but is now enjoyed by players from many sectors of the community. In 1984 it became a Paralympic sport, and is being practiced in over 50 countries worldwide, from a purely recreational level to a variety of competitive events.
Find your nearest club and start playing today - https://bocciaengland.org.uk/clubs/
The Heathcoat Cup is an exciting competition for all impairment groups (BC1 – 8). For players wanting to start or further their competition experience. With the opportunity to qualify for the Heathcoat Cup Final. Competitions take place between November and March. To find your nearest competition visit the events page.
The BE Cup
The Boccia England Cup (The BE Cup) is a thrilling competition for the top BC1, BC2, BC3, BC4 athletes from across the country. Athletes earn a place in the cup through their previous competition performance. The Boccia Academies host qualifiers ahead of the play offs, all culminating in a hotly contested BE Cup Final. To find your nearest competition visit the events page.
A school, team based competition split into two divisions – Physical impairment and Pan impairment.
Schools take part in county competitions with the chance to qualify for the Regional and National Final.
County and Regional events are delivered throughout England by our fantastic team of competition organisers.
Competitions take place between October and April.
The National League is a Pan Disability, team competition. Teams compete in league groups across the country which the group winner qualifying for the National Finals and a chance for promotion to the Super League.
Fixtures must take place between October and May.
The Super League consists of the top pan disability teams in the country.
Teams earn a place through promotion from the National League.
Fixture days take place between October and July.
Each fixture day results determine placings in the Super League Leader board.