Boccia!!

Boccia!!

Boccia is an exciting Paralympic sport that requires skill, accuracy and technique. It is one of the three Paralympic sports that doesn’t have an Olympic sport equivalent. Boccia can be played by everyone, however at the Paralympic level it is played by athletes in wheelchairs with severe disabilities. The game belongs to the same family as petanque and bowls, so is quite similar to these sports. It is played in teams of three, pairs or singles.

As part of their Essential Skills class at West College Scotland, Steps Plus B had the opportunity to learn how to play boccia and form their own team. The idea behind this is that it would teach them new skills, encourage working with others and give them more community involvement.
Inverclyde TV caught up with them as they played a match against a community group from Helensburgh

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