ActivLives hosted a Boccia England ‘Boccia Leaders’ Course recently in Ipswich, as part of our work to help promote inclusive sport in Suffolk. The course attracted 17 delegates from a wide variety of local organisations including Papworth Trust, Suffolk New College, Special Olympics Suffolk, Special Olympics Norfolk, Suffolk Sight, Ipswich Hospital and Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy.

The course is designed to enable delegates to feel more confident in the delivery of boccia sessions in the community, and included basic playing techniques, rules, refereeing and ways of adapting the game for different participants and groups.

“It was certainly a busy afternoon, but really useful in increasing my boccia knowledge and helping me to develop my boccia leadership skills”, said one of the course delegates.

If you would like to find out more about boccia in our area, please contact or call on 01473 345350.