Boccia is a precision ball sport like petanque and bowls whereby the athletes throw, kick, or use a ramp to propel a ball onto the court aiming to get it close to the target ball (jack).
Boccia can be played as individuals, in pairs or teams of three. It is played indoors from a seated position using soft leather balls on a smooth rectangular court.
Boccia is a game of skill and strategy and is a truly inclusive sport which men and women of all ages and abilities can play together. It is a Paralympic sport with no Olympic counterpart and is designed specifically for athletes with a disability affecting locomotor function.