BOCCIA CLUB

 

PARIBC BOCCIA CLUB 

CLOSED DATES IN SUMMER 2017 

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

 

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

May

6

13

20

27

 

June

3

10

17

24

 

July

1

8

15

22

29

August

5

12

19

26

 

September

2

9

16

23

30

On 23rd September The Boccia Club will be at Disability Day at Medway Park at the usual time

PARIBC BOCCIA gets a mention on the EIBA website Click here

PRINCE ARTHUR BOCCIA CLUB JOINS BOCCIA ENGLAND

OUR REGISTERED TEAM IS CALLED "PRINCE ARTHUR BOCCIA KNIGHTS"

        

The team consists of the following players, Alex Green, Amy Lewington, Charles East, Cliff Armstong, John Beddow, Jacky Woods, Mark Draper and Owen Porter, along with Team Coach Carole Coulthard and Referee, Gerry Knight.

The Prince Arthur’s Boccia Knights , who on Sunday 14th February topped the Boccia England Kent League at a Tournament in Herne Bay, Kent.

 
       This achievement gave them the opportunity to compete for the National League Champion title in Sheffield on 2nd July 2016.

 

ALEX GREEN'S AWARD

Alex, one of the Boccia Club members, had this report in the Medway Messenger.  We were very pleased for his success and he is now studying for a degree at Canterbury.

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