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Boccia pronounced (Bot-cha) is similar to bowls where the aim of the game is to score as many points as possible by one competitor / pair or team getting their balls closer to the jack ball than their opponents. It is played from a seated position.

Boccia is played in over forty countries worldwide.

The game was designed to be played by people with disabilities - specifically, cerebral palsy and other locomotor disabilities. It is an official Paralympic sport. It can be played by non-disabled as well as disabled participants.

Boccia can be played by individuals, pairs or teams of three. The aim of the game of Boccia is to throw leather balls, which can be coloured red or blue as close as they can to a white target ball, or jack. The colour of the balls for each side is determined by the toss of a coin. The jack is thrown first, then each side takes turns to propel their ball towards the jack.

CP Sport organises five regional competitions, which lead to qualification for the National Championships. From here elite players can progress to the England & Wales National Squad, GB Championships, then european, World and Paralympics

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Crown Green Bowls 84, Flat Green Bowls 85, Boules 83, Petanque 461, Quoits 482, Boccie 742.

A new set of approved competition Boccia balls consisting of 13 sysnthetic balls can cost £150-200

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