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CHSS and Boccia

CHSS are delighted to be working with Scottish Disability Sport on increasing opportunities for people living with chest, heart and stroke conditions and Long Covid to play Boccia right across the country.

What is Boccia?

Boccia (pronounced botcha) is a target sport played indoors on a court.

Players propel a boccia ball by rolling, throwing or kicking it towards the target jack ball.

As an activity, boccia is similar to boules or pétanque but uses a soft leather ball, which means it can be played at any time in any place and by anyone.

Did you know? Boccia is a Paralympic sport and has been played at the Paralympic Games since 1984!


Where to Play



Scottish Disability Sports and their local branches offer various sessions on a weekly basis, some of which are open to the public

Find your local session 


If you are specifically interested in starting Boccia as part of the CHSS network please email

Boccia At CHSS

Games-based activities were one of the things highlighted by people living with our conditions as something they wanted CHSS to invest more into.

Boccia is a fantastic activity for many reasons including its accessibility, the social element as well as it being highly addictive and great fun!

Getting the Ball Rolling with Boccia Leaders Training

We have invested in Boccia kits and are developing a Boccia programme through our Physical Activity team.

Through delivery of the Boccia Leaders course, we are looking to train colleagues, volunteers and our amazing Peer Support Groups to be able to deliver fun boccia sessions and competitions as part of our No Life Half Lived Strategy.

We delivered our first course in late 2023 and our first batch of enthusiastic boccia leaders are now ready to get the ball rolling and to start growing the game.

Interested to know more? Please contact

Working closely alongside people living with our conditions and with our friends at Scottish Disability Sport we will work to include suitable opportunities for people to develop their skills whether as a volunteer, coach, official, social player or for those who maybe want to compete at boccia events.

Scottish Disability Sport

For more information please visit our friends at Scottish Disability Sport who are also the National Governing Body for Boccia in Scotland.


Scottish Boccia

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