Jigsaw Bury

Jigsaw Boccia

To provide weekly boccia training sessions as well as partcipate in Local, Regional and National Boccia Competitions. (Boccia is a disability sport similar to bowls, and is played up to Paralympic level). We would like to support at least one person into the GB team so they can participate in the Paralympics in London, 2012.

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It ran from 4:10 PM, 19 October 2011 to 4:10 PM, 19 October 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1115643)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • OtherOther


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)
  • OtherOther



We would like to run a Jigsaw Boccia Club with weekly practice sessions for young people with disabilities. We would also like to enter competitions at various venues throughout the year to give everyone the chance to compete against boccia players from other areas. From within our current membership, at least 20 people have said they would like to play boccia. Most have played before at school and would like an avenue to play at evenings and weekends. The project will: 1) Help boost people’s self esteem and confidence 2) Increase the number of sports coaches in Bury 3) Increase the number of people with disabilities participating in sport 4) Encourage people with disabilities to become sports coaches/referees 5) Increase the number of people volunteering in sport 6) Involve people being together in well supervised/managed groups 7) Give people recreational and competitive sporting opportunities 8) Help people reach their full sporting potential 9) Allow people to enjoy all the benefits that sport provides, summarised as: physical, social, psychological, emotional and health 10) With the way the sport is adapted, allow people with the most complex disabilities to participate. Costs include hall hire, transport, staff costs, volunteers expenses, coaching courses, competition entry fees etc for one year.