Thanks to local support, The Disability Trust service, Gregory Court in Nottingham, has been able to buy a boccia set for service users. Boccia is a competitive game that can be played one-on-one, in pairs, or in teams of three.
The object of the game is to throw or bowl game balls so that they land as close as possible to a special target ball. Boccia can be enjoyed by persons of all ages and persons with a wide variety of disabilities. It can be played for recreation, as a competitive sport, or for physical education. It also can aid in developing or increasing hand/eye coordination.
In the short period that they have been using them, service users have already said that they feel much more motivated about their exercises. They can also track their progress and stretch their capabilities to reach their individual goals.
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As you read this all the service users are getting stuck into the next game...