The United Kingdom Boccia Federation (Boccia UK) is the National Governing Body for the Paralympic sport of Boccia in the UK
Boccia is a sport designed for athletes with high support needs and has no Olympic equivalent. It is a target sport played indoors with soft leather balls. It is a sport of intriguing tactics, incredible skill and nail biting tension. Once you see it or play it you will be hooked!
The United Kingdom Boccia Federation (known as Boccia UK) was formed in 2007 with the aim of bringing together the home country agencies responsible for the delivery of elite level Boccia in Great Britain. The current Members are Boccia England, Scottish Disability Sport, Disability Sport Wales and Disability Sport Northern Ireland. The name of the organisation was changed from the Great Britain Boccia Federation (GB Boccia) in 2016.
Boccia UK's primary role is running the World Class Programme (WCP) and is funded by UK Sport for that purpose. Boccia UK is responsible for sending players to Boccia International Sports Federation (BISFed) sanctioned international competitions to qualify teams, pairs and individuals to represent Great Britain at the Paralympic Games.
ParalympicsGB selected a full squad of ten players to attend the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. David Smith MBE won Gold in the BC1 Individual competition to take his personal tally to four medals from three Games.
Boccia UK hosted the 2015 Boccia European Team and Pairs Championships at Surrey Sports Park and has been awarded the BISFed 2018 World Boccia Championships, which will be held in August at Exhibition Centre Liverpool.