The Sheffield Smashers Boccia Club has been running since November 2011. Boccia is a paralympic sport, a ball and target game similar in style to crown green bowling, though participants are seated. This makes the sport suitable for people with a variety of disabilities, including learning disabilities, cerebral palsy and wheelchair users.
The club has over 40 members and regularly have around 20 members per week attending the sessions. Participants have a wide range of disabilities, including autism, hearing, visual and physical impairments and range in age from 5 years to over 40.
Sheffield Smashers are a voluntary club, who are affiliated with Special Olympics South Yorkshire partnership and also have close links with another Boccia club in Sheffield - Boccia Sheffield. In 2016, the club received funding from the National Lottery to help to grow the club.
Your 1st session at the club is free, if you enjoy it and want to come again, there is a weekly sub of £2; attend 3 sessions and you are given a Smashers t-shirt.
Sessions are held in S1 (Thursdays).