Visit Upper Eden

Try Boccia

This event is part of the Access the Dales Festival.

We are delighted to be able to share with you the opportunity to have a go at playing the Paralympic sport of Boccia with Nateby and Wharton WI on Tuesday 5th April at the Mansonic Hall, Kirkby Stephen.

Boccia is a target ball sport which tests both muscle control and accuracy. From a seated position, players propel balls to land as close as possible to a white marker ball, known as the Jack. Two sides compete as individuals, pairs or as a teams. Balls can be rolled down a ramp, thrown or kicked. If a player is unable to release the ball with their hands, they can use assistive devices, such as a head pointer.

Inspired by David Smith MBE, European, World and Double Paralympic Boccia Gold medal champion, the WI have trained leaders who run regular weekly sessions in both Kirkby Stephen and Orton. The session lasts for an hour, starting at 2pm. Please click here for more info or to book.