Boccia January Enews


2018 BISFed World Boccia Championships is coming soon! 


The 2018 BISFed World Boccia Championships will be held in Liverpool, 9-19 August 2018. Ticket details will be released on our website as soon as they are available. If you would like to be involved as a volunteer, please email Natalie: nbraisby@boccia.england.org.uk 

Heathcoat Cup Rounds Update!

The Heathcoat Cup Hatfield is now full. Places are still available at Heathcoat Cup Crawley, Keep an eye on your email and our events page for schedule details and classification time slots which will be released the week prior to the competition. 

Don't forget the final round will take place in Newcastle on 11th March, details available here.

We're Recruiting!

We're on the hunt for skilled individuals to join the Boccia England team. If you have the right skills we'd love to hear from you.

Time Keepers needed - 11 February, Crawley

Are you free on 11 February? Come and be part of the action by being a Timekeeper at the Heathcoat Cup in Crawley

Full training, travel expenses and lunch are provided, please contact Natalie: nbraisby@bocciaengland.org.uk 

Level 1 Award in Officiating 

  • Date: Saturday 14 April 2018, 10.00-17.00
  • Venue: Lord Butler Fitness and Leisure Centre, Peaslands Road, Essex, CB11 3EG 
  • Cost: £15 per person deposit to secure your place. 
  • FREE referee's paddle upon completion of volunteering activity. 
  • Find out more and book now.

Boccia England are bringing back a Teams and Pairs competition! 

West Nottinghamshire College, Mansfield will play host to a Teams and Pairs competition on Saturday 3rd March 2018. 

The competition is open to the 5 Athlete Academies. More information on the Athlete Academies is available here 

Come and see the top BC1-4 players compete in a teams and pairs showdown: spectators attend for free! Details available here 

Are you wanting to get fit and make a difference in 2018? 

Taking part in a charity event will give you just the motivation you need to stick to your New Year's Resolutions and we would love to have your support! 

From bike rides to wild swimming and running to overseas challenges or the fully accessible and inclusive Parallel London, we can offer you lots of support with your fundraising. Every penny you raise will help us to continue developing opportunities to take part in our fantastic sport.  For more information, please contact Caroline: fundraising@bocciaengland.org.uk

Safeguarding Update: Codes of Conduct

Codes of conduct in Boccia are in place to that ensure honesty, fairness and respect is adhered to throughout our sport. To enable quick and easy implementation and adoption of these codes of conduct two documents of support are available to download from the Boccia England Website.

Equality & Diversity at Boccia England

We are committed to ensuring that boccia is accessible to all and that there are no barriers to participation across Boccia England, from players and volunteers to staff and Board members.  We have therefore developed a Diversity Action Plan to cover areas of recruitment, engagement and talent progression to help us achieve diversity across our Board, workforce and participants, including but not limited to gender, age, BAME and disability.     

The full action plan can be viewed here and we will update you on progress as the year continues.

If you have any ideas on how we can  encourage involvement or increase participation from under-represented groups please email Anne-Marie at office@bocciaengland.org.uk

We want your Feedback!

We are reviewing our shop stock and want to hear from you!  Is there any equipment or merchandise which you think we should sell and currently don't?

Do you have any feedback on items we currently sell? Please email your suggestions to 

Anne-Marie: office@bocciaengland.org.uk 

Whilst we will consider all feedback we aren't able to guarantee that all suggestions will be actioned but we will endeavour to respond to everyone who gets in touch with us. 

Prize Donations! Can you help?

We're looking for donations of prizes for our raffle and tombolas at events throughout the 2017/18 competition season.  If you or anyone you know can help please contact Susannah Wakefield on 0115 9678455 or info@bocciaengland.org.uk 

Thank you for your support! All funds raised go back into our competitions!




Support us

Boccia England is a registered charity (reg. number 1139174) and since our beginnings we are working hard to develop the sport and create more opportunities to play boccia. 

Boccia England will be organising fundraising raffles throughout the season and you can help by donating prizes. If you can make a raffle donation please contact us

Fundraising and sponsorship can help us so much in our ability to do our work. Everybody can help, find out more and donate here

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