BISFed 2017 World Open Seville
Aug
2
Aug 6

BISFed 2017 World Open Seville

  • PALACIO DE LOS DEPORTES

The first World Open of 2017 will take place in Seville, Spain in August.

The following athletes have been selected:

BC1 David Smith
BC2 Claire Taggart
BC2 Will Hipwell
BC3 Jamie McCowan
BC3 Patrick Wilson
BC3 Scott McCowan
BC4 Evie Edwards
BC4 Stephen McGuire

2017 United Kingdom Boccia Champioships
Aug
12
Aug 13

2017 United Kingdom Boccia Champioships

  • Exhibition Centre Liverpool

The 2017 United Kingdom Boccia Championships will be held in August 2017 at Exhibition Centre Liverpool, venue for the 2018 World Championships.

Athletes from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales will battle out out to become UK Champion.

BISFed 2017 European Championships
Nov
1
12:00 am00:00

BISFed 2017 European Championships

  • Pavilhão Municipal da Póvoa de Varzim

The BISFed European Championships will be hosted by Portugal in Povoa de Varzim, venue for many previous international competitions, including the Europeans in 2009.

BISFed 2018 World Championships
Aug
12
Aug 18

BISFed 2018 World Championships

  • Exhibition Centre Liverpool

The Boccia International Sports Federation (BISFed) has awarded the rights to host the 2018 World Championships to Boccia UK. The competition, which is the biggest and most prestigious on the international calendar outside the Paralympic Games, will be hosted at Exhibition Centre Liverpool from the 9th to 19th August 2018.

Boccia is a Paralympic sport with no Olympic equivalent. It is a target ball sport designed for athletes with impairments affecting all four limbs. Having watched the sport in London 2012, sportswriter Simon Barnes wrote “It’s the heart and soul of the Paralympic Games. Or of all sport. You haven’t seen sport until you’ve seen boccia.”

Following sold out crowds in London 2012 and Rio 2016 the sport continues to grow apace internationally and 192 athletes will travel to Liverpool in 2018 in their quest to become World Champion. A truly international sport, the medals at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games were shared between Europe, Asia and the Americas while more countries in Oceania and Africa are taking part in BISFed sanctioned competitions every year.

The organising committee aims to deliver the best World Championships the sport has seen. Hosted in Exhibition Centre Liverpool, an 8,100m2 venue on the banks of Liverpool’s world heritage waterfront with accommodation on site, the athlete experience will be second to none. Situated in Liverpool city centre, the event aims to attract thousands of spectators to create a memorable atmosphere and introduce people to a fascinating technical and tactical sport they might not have come across before.