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

 

 

This was a great success attended by over 50 visitors from PARIBC and the Boccia Club.

Almost every visitor played in a team representing either Boccia or the Bowls Club in a drawn game playing 4 ends of Boccia and 4 ends of bowls.  To make the games seem fairer all players were seated in a row making the playing of Bowls a very different experience for the PARIBC members.

There was also a Target Rink using a Target Wedge with high scoring holes.  Players were guided in this by one "Fletch" who decided that bowling a Jack, a Boccia Ball, and a Bowl would make the game very interesting.

He wasn't wrong judging from the number of very low (conspicuous by the absence of any score at all) scores.

The buffet was amazing thanks to donations of food (& money) from a lot of people and the culinary skills of Mike Williams.

A raffle was run exceedingly well by Sue Smith and resulted in £40 being raised for PARIBC.

So who came out on top in these events?  Well for the Boccia/Bowls it was the Team of Doreen Secker and John Beddow and for PARIBC it was the Tomlin Team of Barry & Babs.  Prizes were also given for the lowest scores in the competition.

For the Target Bowls by far and away the top two contestants were Dave (Chicken Casserole) Hood and Margaret Head.

For the raffle the top prize of a Xmas Cake went to Mr Chicken Casserole himself but there were lots of other prizes so a lot of people won!

Thanks must go to everyone who came along and participated, even to the extent of refereeing a game about which they knew nothing.  It was one of those days!

Also many thanks to the members who helped put away all of the equipment in what seemed like a very quick time.  Fletch and Chicken Casserole were amongst these.

A very merry Christmas to all and you are very welcome to come along to our Boccia sessions to take part or help.  Next one is at 10:30 am on Saturday 30th December 2017.


Malcolm Clark

PICS FROM THE PARTY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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