Boccia

UK prepares to host first ever Boccia European Team and Pairs Championships

By Emily Goddard

British BC1/BC2 team Martin Davis, Josh Rowe, Will Hipwell, Claire Taggart, Nigel Murray and David Smith will be hoping to qualify for Rio 2016 on home turf ©GB BocciaGuildford in the United Kingdom is preparing to host the first ever Boccia European Team and Pairs Championships this year where the continent's best players will battle it out for qualification to next year's Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. 

Canadian Boccia Championships get underway with gold for Desero

By Emily Goddard

Pachi the porcupine paid a visit to the Canadian Boccia Championships ©Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association/FacebookThe Canadian Boccia Championships have got underway with a gold medal for Gio Desero at the Abilities Centre in Whitby, Ontario.

New organisational structure unveiled by Boccia International Sports Federation

By Nick Butler

BisFed has announced a new organisation structure at its General Assembly ©Getty ImagesA new organisational structure has been unveiled by the Boccia International Sports Federation (BISFed) in order to focus on the most important areas of work and to spread the workload more evenly.

Boccia New Zealand director leaves to take up squash role

By Nick Butler

Luke Morriss is departing Boccia New Zealand to take up a squash post ©Boccia New ZealandBoccia New Zealand have announced  the resignation of director of boccia Luke Moriss, a key figure credited with successfully developing the Paralympic sport in the country. 

Boccia Federation open event bids for Paralympic year

By Daniel Etchells

BISFed are due to stage four events in 2016 ©BISFedCountries interested in hosting events in the run-up to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games are being invited to bid by the Boccia International Sports Federation (BISFed), it has been announced. 

Paralympic stars take honours at Boccia World Championships in Beijing

By Daniel Etchells

Pattaya Tadtong (left, centre) missed out on the medals in the BC1, while Vongsa Watcharaphon (right) dominated the BC2 ©Getty ImagesStars of the Paralympic Games have taken the medals in four categories at the 2014 Boccia International Sport Federation World Championships in Beijing.

Santos leads way as Brazil dominate Boccia World Open in Montreal

By Nick Butler

Maciel Santos replicated the form he showed in winning gold at London 2012 ©Getty ImagesLondon 2012 Paralympic champion Maciel Santos was in fine form at the BisFed World Open boccia competition in Montreal as he edged Slovakian rival Robert Mezik to win a tense final in the BC2 category. 

BISFed signs 10-year partnership deal with sports management firm Sport:80

By Gary Anderson

January 8 - Boccia governing body BISFed has signed a long-term partnership deal with Sport:80 ©Getty Images Sports management company Sport:80 has signed a 10-year partnership agreement with the Boccia International Sports Federation (BISFed) which will see it build and maintain a bespoke membership management and events system for the organisation.

Hosts left disappointed again at Asia Oceania Boccia Championships

By Paul Osborne

Australia were left disappointed at the 2013 Asia-Oceania Boccia ChampionshipsOctober 24 - Australia were left disappointed at the 2013 Asia Oceania Boccia Championships in Sydney after failing to progress to the semi-finals in any of the BC1/BC2 Team, BC3 Pairs and BC4 Pairs classifications.

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