Boccia is a simple game similar to bowls designed specifically for athletes with a disability such as cerebral palsy and other related locomotor conditions.
Boccia is one of the most popular events planned for the London 2012 paralympics.
The game is divided into two teams and the aim of the game is to get your coloured ball closest to the white ball (the jack).
The ball can be kicked, thrown or rolled down a ramp to propel the ball onto the court which is similar in size to a badminton court.
Boccia is a very beneficial mobility aid as it can help improve strength, concentration and coordination. Not only is it great for rebuilding body strengths, it can also help make new friends and is great fun to play for everyone! For further details about the game of boccia and how it's played click here.