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PARIBC BOCCIA CLUB

CLOSED DATES IN WINTER SEASON 2019-20

Closed 1st Saturday in every month. Other shaded Dates indicate other closures

 

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

October

5

12

19

26

 

November

2

9

16

23

30

December

7

14

21

28

 

January

4

11

18

25

 

February

1

8

15

22

29

March

7

14

21

28

 

April

4

11

18

25

 

 

 

The Boccia Club are running an in-house Boccia Singles competition and ALL are welcome to enter. 

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.

Amy Lewington and Jacky Woods, from the PARIBC Boccia Club, competed in a qualifier and we are pleased to announce that both have won through to the BE CUP Final.

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

George Keith and Cliff Armstrong, from the PARIBC Boccia Club, competed in a qualifier and we are pleased to announce that both have won through to the HEATHCOAT CUP Final.

 

 

PARIBC BOCCIA CLUB

CLOSED DATES IN SUMMER SEASON 2019

Closed 1st Saturday in every month. Other shaded Dates indicate other closures

 

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

May

4

11

18

25

 

June

1

8

15

22

29

July

6

13

20

27

 

August

3

10

17

24

31

September

7

14

21

28

 

 

Additional diary events

PARIBC BOCCIA gets a mention on the EIBA website Click here

PRINCE ARTHUR BOCCIA CLUB AS A MEMBER OF BOCCIA ENGLAND

OUR REGISTERED TEAMS ARE NOW "PRINCE ARTHUR BOCCIA KNIGHTS A" & "PRINCE ARTHUR BOCCIA KNIGHTS B"        

Team A consists of the following players, Jacky Woods, Amy Lewington, Charles East and Mark Draper.

Team B comprises  Cliff Armstong, Owen Porter, Alex Green and George Keith.

 Nick Keith has taken over from Carole Coulthard as  Team Coach & Referee.  Our thanks go to Carole for all the hard work she has put in past years. 

Nick Keith, Carole Coulthard, Gerry Knight and Roy Porter are Referees.

The Prince Arthur’s Boccia Knights are participating in the Boccia England Kent League as well as in other Boccia England tournaments

 

BOCCIA KNIGHTS WIN THE WOODER TROPHY FOR BEST SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD

The Kent Open competition took place on 21st October 2018 at Cleeve Park School, Sidcup and was organised by Bexley Dodgers Boccia Club and open to twelve teams from across Kent and the adjacent counties.

Prince Arthur C had their traditional nervous start, losing their first game 7-3 but then finishing the pool games with a 5-0 win taking 2nd place.

This order was reversed in the knockout rounds winning 7-2 in the first game but then going down 10-3 to Thunderers Sharks who had a bit of a dream game.

Team C finished the competition in a well deserved 6th place.

Scorewise Prince Arthur D’s competition did not go so well, losing to an on fire Bexley All Stars 3-10 and old adversary Herne Bay Herons 1-9. It is never easy to go straight into two consecutive games first thing in the morning when you have not been able to get onto a practice court. Their true worth was recognised with being awarded the Wooder Memorial Trophy for the team best demonstrating the spirit of boccia in their enjoyment of the sport, friendliness and sportsmanship to each other and other competitors.

Jacky Woods said "We didn’t win a game but all the referees said that the scores didn’t reflect the closeness of our games and we were unlucky to not have had higher scores."

TEAM PLACINGS

Bexley Superstars

1

S/O Shooting Stars

2

Herne Bay Herons

3

Thunderers Barra

4

Thunderers Sharks

5

P/ Arthur Knights C

6

Harlow Hurricanes

7

Bexley All Stars

8

Herne Bay Seagulls

9

Romford YMCA

10

P/Arthur Knights D

11

RISING STARS

12

 

 

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.

 

 


Boccia Club meets on a Saturday morning from 10.30am to 1.00pm but the Club does not open on the first Saturday of each month.

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.

*It’s great!

*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:

http://www.gb-boccia.org/

http://www.cpsport.org/boccia/

http://www.bocciaengland.org.uk/

  You can email us on boccia@paribc.co.uk.

The BOCCIA Club came into existence thanks to the financial support given by the bodies whose logos are shown below