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Sheffield Smashers Boccia Club - Ponds Forge

Summary
Pan disability boccia session for all ages and abilities


Description

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 and 2019, 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 £2.50; attend 3 sessions and you are given a Smashers t-shirt.

Sessions are held in S1 (Thursdays).


Who to contact

Contact Name
Charlotte Faulkner
Contact Position
Club Secretary/Welfare Officer
Telephone
0114 274 4939
E-mail
Charlotte.Faulkner@irwinmitchell.com

Where to go

Address
Ponds Forge International Sports Centre
Sheaf Street
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
Notes

We are located in the Sports Hall


When is it on?

Time / Date Details
Thursday 5.45-7.15pm (short break in the middle)
Time of day
Evening
Days
Thursday

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access
Yes
Supports special needs and disabilities
No
Able to accommodate other cultures/ethnicities
Yes

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
2.50 Per session
Details
First session is free
Referral required
No
Age Range
5 years 0 months to 60 years 0 months

Local Offer

Description

We have many members who have special educational needs and disabilities however our volunteers are not trained support workers and therefore we ask that if a member requires a support worker, that they come to the session with them.

Local Offer Age Bands
Primary (4-10 years)
Secondary (11-16 years)
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
SEN Provision Type
Specialist

Last Updated
24/10/2019
Keywords
boccia, disability, inclusive, sport
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