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Introduction: Boccia

Boccia is a precision ball sport, similar to bocce, and related to bowls and pétanque. The name "boccia" is derived from the Latin word for "boss" – bottia. The sport is contested at local, national and international levels, by athletes with severe physical disabilities.



Where to attend:

Tone Zone Leisure Centres (Membership Options)


Venue Options:

Danderhall Leisure Centre 

Gorebridge Leisure Centre 

Lasswade Centre and Pool 

Loanhead Leisure Centre and Pool 

Newbattle Community Campus

Newtongrange Leisure Centre 

Penicuik Leisure Centre and Pool



Boccia is enjoyed accross the Active Schools network with several of the high schools participating in and trainning up young leaders to deliver sessions to pupils within their schools. If you are interested in Boccia as a sport we would initially direct you to Scottish Disability Sport who would be able to put you in touch with people in your local area. Details can be found below. 


Governing body

Scottish disability sport



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