image for Sporting Event item typeNational Boccia League Finals at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre

Sporting Event, Sat 30 Jun 2018

Boccia England

Boccia England

Contact

Boccia England

Address

Sheaf Street,
Sheffield,
S1 2BP

Details

The English Institute of Sport, Sheffield is proud to host the 2018 National Boccia League Finals.

Boccia is a disability sport that tests muscle control and accuracy. Players propel balls to land close to a target ball. Two sides compete as individuals, pairs or as a team of three over a set number of ends. Each side has six balls (red or blue) each end to try and score points. Points are accumulated over the course of a match to find a winner.

Sounds simple? It is to get started, but the tactics of the sport offer both tension and excitement as the game plays put.

A ball can be rolled, thrown or kicked. If a player is unable to throw or kick the ball, they can use a ramp. If players are unable to release the ball with their hands, they can use assistive devices – head/hand pointer.

The sport is played indoors on a 12.5m by 6m court, usually in a sports hall but any suitable flat playing area can be used.

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Accepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

£3m refurbishment finished in June 2008, includes a new gym with over 100 stations, two new dedicated semi-sprung floor studios, new members changing rooms and spa and redecoration of The Leisure Pool. Aquamark: Centre of excellence for swimming lesson scheme Quest: Highly Commended – UK quality scheme for sport and leisure Home training venue of Some of the British Diving Team. Host to the FINA World Diving series Chosen venue for Sheffield Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 30 Jun 2018

Directions

See location of Ponds Forge International Sports Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 358869  Lat: 53.37773 Long: -1.46330

By Road:
The nearest motorway exit to Sheffield City Centre is junction 33 of the M1. This will bring you onto the Sheffield parkway and as you continue to head for the city centre, Ponds Forge is sign posted. Located at the end of the parkway the centre can be seen from the large (Park Square) roundabout.
By Public Transport:
Ponds Forge is located extremely close to the City Centre.
By Train: British Rail, Sheffield Station, Ponds Forge is less than 10 minutes on foot.
By Bus: The Sheffield Interchange, Ponds Forge is less than 5 minutes on foot.
For timetable and fare information, telephone Traveline on 0870 608 2 608
By Supertram: The Supertram is also a reliable way of getting in and out of the City Centre, and Ponds Forge has its very own tram stop (Fitzalan Square/Ponds Forge), which nearly all routes pass. You can telephone 0114 272 8282 for more information.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Midlands Station, Sheffield station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

£3m refurbishment finished in June 2008, includes a new gym with over 100 stations, two new dedicated semi-sprung floor studios, new members changing rooms and spa and redecoration of The Leisure Pool. Aquamark: Centre of excellence for swimming lesson scheme Quest: Highly Commended – UK quality scheme for sport and leisure Home training venue of Some of the British Diving Team. Host to the FINA World Diving series Chosen venue for Sheffield Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

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