What Is Boccia?

Boccia is a target sport, similar to lawn bowls, the aim is to throw, roll, kick or use a ramp, to get your balls closer to the white ‘Jack’ than your opponents balls.

 

Boccia is not only for aspiring elite athletes, or those who use a wheelchair for mobility. It is a game which can be played by anyone, up to National competition.

 

To see video footage of how Boccia is played, click here 

 

Classification

There are four classifications depending on the level of mobility. BIS Fed (Boccia International Sports Federation) have overall control of all international boccia competitions.

 

Although boccia is a sport which anyone can play, to compete at international competition, players must qualify within the BISFed classification criteria. Click here

 

What is Classification? http://www.paralympic.org.au/classification

 

As with all Paralympic sports, boccia is divided up into four different classifications, BC1, BC2, BC3, BC4. Detailed information on each classification can be found on the APC website http://www.paralympic.org.au/boccia-classification

 

If you would like to obtain classification in Australia, click here