BOCCIA CLUB

PARIBC BOCCIA CLUB 

CLOSED DATES IN WINTER SEASON 2017-18 

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

 

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

October

7

14

21

28

 

November

4

11

18

25

 

December

2

9

16

23

30

January

6

13

20

27

 

February

3

10

17

24

 

March

3

10

17

24

31

April

7

14

21

28

 

 

 

UPDATE ON

Congratulations - you've been shortlisted for a Skipton Building Society Grassroots Giving award of funding! 
says an email from Skipton Building Society

We submitted an application a few months ago for funding for 2 sets of soft balls for competitions for Prince Arthur Boccia Club to Skipton Building Society.

We have been unsuccessful in our bid for funding and have received this email today, 7th November 2017. 

Grassroots Giving 2017

Thank you so much for getting involved in Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving initiative and congratulations on reaching the shortlisted stage; we’re delighted you and your community group took the time to apply and take part.

We received hundreds of applications from community groups, clubs and organisations from across the UK and we’re really impressed with the work that you do. To make it to the shortlist stage you beat off dozens of other applicants and were able to clearly demonstrate the positive impact you make in your local community.

In order to fairly allocate the 164 pots of £500 we asked the public to tell us who they wanted to receive the funding. We profiled you and all the other shortlisted applicants on our website, www.skiptongrg.co.uk, to help raise awareness of the work that you do, along with promoting your group on our social media channels too.

Sadly, it’s with regret that we’re contacting you today to let you know that your group did not receive enough public votes to make it into our top 164 to receive funding. We had over 40,000 votes cast amongst the shortlisted groups and competition was really tough.

We're really sorry to have to let you know this news, but we hope –if you haven’t already - you make use of our free resource guides available at www.skiptongrg.co.uk. These are full of top tips to help your group to continue to grow and succeed.

We'll also be planning activities in 2018 to further help to support community groups so please join us at twitter.com/SkiptonBS_GRG or Facebook.com/skiptonbs.

We’d like to take this moment to sincerely thank you for being part of our Grassroots Giving initiative, for sharing with us the fantastic work that you do, and for being so active in supporting your local community.

Sadly we only have funding for 164 applicants and are unable to support everyone.

The Grassroots Giving Team

skipton.co.uk

 

 

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, Cliff Armstong, Amy Lewington, Charles East and Mark Draper.

Team B comprises John Beddow, Jacky Woods, Owen Porter and Alex Green.

Carole Coulthard is Team Coach & Referee and Gerry Knight is a Referee.

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

 

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