|PARIBC BOCCIA CLUB|
|CLOSED DATES IN WINTER SEASON 2019-20|
|Closed 1st Saturday in every month. Other shaded Dates indicate other closures|
The Boccia England (BE) Cup is a thrilling competition for the top level athletes with physical disabilities (BC1-BC5) from across the country.
Report on The Boccia England (BE) Cup 11 January 2020
There were 3 members of the Prince Arthur Road Indoor Bowling Cub Boccia Club at this event; Amy Lewington, Layla Parsons and Jacky Woods.
The following report was written by Jacky Woods.
SATURDAY 14TH DECEMBER 2019
The Kent Messenger reported
The Prince Arthur Boccia Knights has been running for four years but has never had its own uniform.
This changed when a chance encounter with the Gillingham Lions Club secured sponsorship of £450.
Members are now sporting new tracksuits, including jackets and jogging bottoms.
Boccia is a form of indoor bowling for people with disabilities.
PRINCE ARTHUR BOCCIA CLUB AS A MEMBER OF BOCCIA ENGLAND
OUR REGISTERED TEAMS ARE "PRINCE ARTHUR BOCCIA KNIGHTS A",
BOCCIA CHALLENGE 2012 REPORT AND VIDEO
Look in http://jayenolan.com/2013/01/01/new-year-new-pastime-paralympic-sport-for-all-in-gillingham/ to see how the Challenge was reported.
Anyone aged from 7+ can come and try it!
A Saturday morning session costs £2.50 for adults and £1 for children and carers who play.
Our BOCCIA Club started in May 2011and welcomes visitors who have played before or would like to learn to play the game.
The existing facilities of our Indoor Bowling Club blend well with the needs of the BOCCIA Club, and there are opportunities to try Indoor Bowling as well.
Comments from our visitors include:
*I will tell other respite carers about the Club.
*Having the Club on a Saturday morning means we don’t have to worry about after-school clubs during the week.
*The Club is so friendly.
*It’s so local, the nearest Boccia club is in Maidstone.
*There is no other Boccia club in the Medway area and the Saturday morning timing is great!
*I only came because of my son but now I look forward to coming and playing as well.
If members of your club or group are looking for a new challenge; a sport to get involved in; or simply somewhere to play Boccia; then come along on a Saturday morning. You will be sure of a warm welcome.
We had some publicity in the Kent Messenger, Medway edition, see above, which showed some of our Boccia Club members in action.
Beginners are more than welcome to play this Paralympic Sport which is ideal for everyone, including those with restricted mobility and wheelchair users. This seated game is played by up to 6 people in 2 teams using bowls about the size of a tennis ball. Tuition will be given.
More information about Boccia can be found on the following links:
You can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The BOCCIA Club came into existence thanks to the financial support given by the bodies whose logos are shown below