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Boccia (pronounced 'Bot-cha') is a sport similar to bowls for athletes with a disability.

Boccia can be played by individuals, pairs, or teams of three. The aim of the game is to throw leather balls - coloured red or blue as close as you can to a white target ball, or jack. The balls can be moved with hands or feet, or, sometimes, with an assistive device It is played indoors on a court similar in size to a badminton court.

At the end of each round, or end, the distance of the balls closest to the jack is measured, and points awarded accordingly - one point for each ball which is closer to the jack than the opponent's closest ball. The team/player with the highest number of points at the end of play is the winner.

What is Boccia?

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Boccia England

Boccia England aims to provide choice and opportunity for disabled people by building a sustainable and professional organisation to effectively govern, promote and develop the sport of boccia in England.

Visit the Boccia England website below to find information on clubs, leagues and competitions in Oxfordshire.

Boccia in Oxfordshire

Club Name

Aimed at

Contact Person

Contact Detail

Training Address

Training Times


OXSRAD Boccia Club

PAN disability

Tom Moore

01865 741336

OXSRAD Sport and Leisure Centre, Pegasus Road, Blackbird Leys, Oxford, OX3 0NQ

Tuesday 3.30-4.15pm


ICE Centre Carterton


Jill Bull

01993 946240

The ICE Centre Allandale Building, 8 Burford Road, Carterton

Monday 1.30-2.30pm

West Boccia Group


Jenny Bennett

01993 861564

Windrush Leisure Centre, Witney OX28 4YA (In the Studio)

Friday 12.30-1.30pm


For more information contact

Lucy Hall
Email: info@bocciaengland.org.uk

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