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Welcome to A Game of Throws. I’m Gemma Mitchell and this is my blog about the Paralympic sport of Boccia. It will follow me through my training process and competitions. I’m hoping to educate people about the sport and hopefully increase interest in Boccia. I’m also hoping to encourage any former players to rediscover their interest in the sport again. In the past, lack of training facilities in the local Dorset area has led some people to unfortunately stop playing. If anyone is interested in participating in Boccia, join me at Victoria Boccia Club every Thursday (during term time) from 4:30-5:30pm at Victoria Education Centre in Branksome. We’d love for players old and new to come and be a part of our club, and it’d be great to hear from any up-and-coming future Boccia stars! Please message me for more details.

Photo Copyrighted to Boccia England

Photo Copyrighted to Boccia England

Boccia is a sport similar to bowls except Boccia balls do not have a bias and you either play with red or blue balls. It can be played with two players or as a team of three a side. Players can throw the ball or use a ramp to roll the ball. To find out more about the sport, go to the About The Game page and have a read.

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