Boccia Invitation

The East Midlands Region of the Dwarf Athletic Association UK, would like to invite the Derby County Disabled Supporters Club, along with members of the Derby Wheel Blazers Wheelchair Basketball Club, to a Boccia Day, in the Sports Hall of the Joshep Whitaker Sports College. Warop Lane. Mansfield. NG21 0AG on Sunday 4 October from 9.30am to 3.30pm. The format of the day will be an introduction to the game in the morning, followed by some friendly games.

If you haven’t heard of Boccia (pronounced Botcha) before, it is a game which can be played by people of all abilities, young or old, disabled or non disabled, as it’s is non contact sport, which relies on skill and subtlety and not your strength or how fast you can throw. Those who, due to their disability are unable to throw, are able to use ramps or chutes (which will be supplied) although they will need helpers to hold them. By the end of the day everyone will have learnt enough to be able to play the game with some competence.

    I know this is short notice, but if you’d like to go let Willie know by emailing him at williecoppen@aol.com before Monday 28 September.

    NB: There are no catering facilities available on Sundays at the venue, so everyone will need to bring refreshment and food for lunch.

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