Boccia is a sport designed for disabled athletes and can be played by individuals, pairs, or teams of three. Competitors take it in turns to propel leather balls – coloured red or blue – as close as they can to a white target ball, or jack. The balls can be moved with hands, feet or, if the competitor’s disability is severe, with an assistive device. At the end of each round, the referee measures the distance of the balls closest to the jack, and awards points accordingly. One point is awarded for each ball that is closer to the jack than the opponent’s closest ball. 


Boccia is one of the only the Paralympic sports that has no Olympic counterpart.



GET in touch to compete

To get involved in our competitions, you will need to contact the BTO or SGO in your borough or via the LYG App where you can register your interest.

Only a BTO or SGO or nominated Team Manager can enter a competition. A borough can enter any number of Borough/ Open/ Schools competitions with a maximum of 1 team per competition. 

A competitor is eligible to represent a borough if they are a resident or attend a school or college of further education in that borough. You cannot represent more than one borough in the same competition but competitors are allowed to compete for different boroughs in different competitions.