It's like indoor bowls and it's pronounced 'box-yer'.
Boccia is a sport that first started in Ancient Greece (so it's been around a while!) and has now become a Paralympic sport, played by people with neurological conditions. People of all ages and abilities can take part and the game is played in a seated position.
The sport is similar to bowls, but played with light-weight leather balls. The aim is to propel different coloured balls so that they land as closely as possible to a white ball called the 'jack'. You can propel your ball by throwing or kicking it, and if that's not right for you there's also a device that works like a chute that you can use to aim your ball. The game can be played individually, in pairs or teams of three - we tend to play it in teams as it's a lot more fun!
Boccia can help improve your co-ordination and motor skills, and aid concentration. It's a great way of socialising and you don't need any specialist equipment or sports gear to take part. Just wear something comfortable and we’ll provide everything else. Sessions are free and as it's always popular we advise that you book your place on 0151 298 2999. Carers are more than welcome to come along too.
Please have a look at our online calendar to see when you can next play Boccia at The Brain Charity.