May 2011 - March 2013
Active for Life
Plymouth NHS Trust
Plymouth Sports Academy
Age of participants: 6-87
No of participants:
Barefoot worked in partnership with Plymouth Sports Academy, Active for Life (Plymouth Guild) and Plymouth NHS Trust to deliver weekly Boccia sessions, with thanks to funding from Awards for All and The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund. Boccia is a boules type game played in teams and is suitable for all abilities.
The Bigger Better Boccia project, funded by Awards for All, ran in Plymouth in 2011 and provided inclusive, structured activities for adults and children with learning disabilities and the wider community, focussing on the inclusive sport of Boccia. Participants were able to meet new people, keep active, develop and learn new skills and feel a sense of belonging.
The sessions were a great success and led to a committee being formed by the players and support workers. 'Boccia Plymouth' as it is now known, worked with Barefoot to secure funding from The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund to provide further weekly Boccia sessions for existing and new players.
Boccia Plymouth is now supported by Active for Life. For more information and session times please visit http://www.plymouthguild.org.uk/active-for-life/boccia-club/