How do I pronounce “Boccia”?
“Boccia” is pronounced “Bot-cha”. (Find information below about “What is Boccia?”)
What is Boccia News?
Boccia News is an information resource compiled and presented by DEMAND. We are a charity dedicated to helping people with disabilities that require bespoke equipment to help them with their everyday lives. We transform the lives of people with disabilities – of all ages and with all types of disability.
This site provides information about the Boccia products that are available from DEMAND. It also offers a regularly updated news service about what is happening in the world of Boccia. Also there is a collection of links to resources offering a wealth of information about the sport covering topics such as its history, how to play it, its international coverage and much more. You are welcome to suggest other web-based resources that we could consider for inclusion at Boccia News – submit your suggestion using our online form here.
Note: all excerpts from news stories on Boccia News are published under the ‘Fair Use’ Rule – i.e. we carry a short quotation from the original source of the news article and a written description of the source of the story and a link to the full story. If a publisher of the original story would like us to remove our reference to any news story, we will be pleased to do so on receipt of a request to stephen AT demand.org.uk from the publisher.
What is Boccia?
In brief, “Boccia is a competitive sport, similar to bowls, but designed to be played by people with disabilities – specifically, cerebral palsy and other locomotor disabilities (those which affect motor skills). It is an official Paralympic sport, and is played in over forty countries worldwide. Boccia can be played by individuals, pairs or teams of three. The aim of the game is to throw leather balls – coloured red or blue (which side gets which is determined by a coin toss) – as close as they can to a white target ball, or jack” (Source of this explanation – here)
More information about Boccia here – provided by Wikipedia.
Why does the charity, DEMAND, manufacture Boccia ramps?
DEMAND makes Boccia ramps available so that more people can experience this sport. For the last 8 years DEMAND has manufactured Boccia Ramps. By doing this we have made Boccia more easily accessible to those who want to add a new sport to their leisure activities. Our provision of Boccia ramps helps us continue to support our charitable aim of offering one-off equipment – free of charge – to our disabled clients.
NOTE: Proceeds from the manufacture and sale of our Boccia products goes towards supporting our charitable work.
We are one of the most established manufacturers of Boccia Ramps. For several years we worked closely with the medal winning Great Britain Boccia International Team developing Ramps suitable for the BC3 class of the sport. Our well respected Boccia Ramps have been shipped from our workshop in the U.K. to Boccia players around the world.
We would be keen to talk with people and organisations about how we might work with you to support the equipment needs of Boccia players in your country. You can contact us using our online form here.
Our range consists of the Boccia Lite, the Boccia Nova and the newly introduced Boccia Fusion.
The Boccia Lite
This is an inexpensive, robust Ramp molded from plastic suitable for the beginner in the sport.
The Boccia Nova
This Ramp is best suited for players who have more experience and who want to take their game up to the next level.
The Boccia Fusion
This Ramp was recently introduced. The Fusion is the result of almost a decade of development and research in this field. This is our most comprehensive and professional Boccia Ramp.
Find out more about these Ramps and our other Boccia products here.