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Fleetwood Town Community Trust wanted to host different groups away from football for adults and juniors, they chose Boccia, due to its growing popularity within the United Kingdom following the Paralympics.

What is Boccia? Boccia is a precision ball sport, similar to the game of French Boules, with the sport being contested at local, national and international levels, the participants are athletes with severe physical disabilities. Originally, designed to be played by people with cerebral palsy, however, it now includes athletes with other conditions that affect their motor skills.

The group started in September 2023 with just a few people turning up, some of which had never played the game before, with the participant numbers growing steadily as the weeks have gone by. The group is preparing to enter their first tournament in August, something everyone is looking forward to and are arranging the necessary kits.

The Boccia is a group run by Fleetwood Town Community Trust and was set up using funding from Sport England and The Peter Harrison Foundation.

Sunny and I first went along to the group last September, initially wanting to learn about the game and how it’s played, with never having thrown a Boccia ball before it’s fair to say, I was absolutely awful! Sunny and I enjoyed the experience so much, we’ve been attending the group on a weekly basis ever since. It doesn’t matter what your physical ability is, this group and game really is for everyone. I can honestly say attending Boccia has given me so much joy and I value the friendships I have made by attending.

If you like trying something different, come along give Boccia a go, it doesn’t cost a penny, being completely FREE. I have personally found the Boccia group to be a fun and friendly environment where everyone is welcome.

- Reece & Sunny, May 2024


Boccia is held weekly at St Nicholas Church Hall, Broadway, Fleetwood on Tuesday afternoons from 1pm to 3pm. It is free to attend

For more information on the group email or use the Contact Form and we'll put you in touch with the group organiser



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