Boccia is a bowling game similar to the Italian game of ‘bocce’ for players of all abilities, including those with a physical disability. It requires concentration, strategy and accuracy rather than strength and can be played socially and competitively up to Paralympic level.
To ensure every Queenslander with a disability will have opportunities to live an active and healthy life, the Association provides Boccia programs throughout Queensland where players of all ages and abilities can get involved and play at a level of their choice.
Players can also classify and have the opportunity to compete in representative boccia at regional, state, national and international levels.
The Association offers Boccia programs in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Warwick, Redlands, Moreton Bay, Hervey Bay, Townsville and Mackay and will continue to expand throughout the state.
All new Association members will receive their first two (2) sessions for free and will have access to Boccia kits (balls and jack) at the program. Athletes with limited upper limb function may also be able to use a ramp and ramp assistant depending on their classification.
If members wish to continue participating after their two free sessions they can register with the program officer and once they become familiar with the sport, they will be encouraged to purchase their own equipment.
Download our Boccia Fact Sheet for more information.
You don’t have to play boccia to be involved. You can make a contribution as a volunteer, coach, team manager, umpire, administrator of the sport or as an enthusiastic supporter.
For more information on volunteer opportunities, please get in touch with us below.