The Great Britain Boccia Federation (GB Boccia) is the responsible body for the Paralympic sport of Boccia in the UK
Boccia is a sport designed for athletes with severe impairments and has no Olympic equivalent. It is a target ball sport similar in principle to bowls but is played indoors with soft leather balls. It is a sport of intriguing tactics, incredible skill and nail biting tension. Once you see it you will be hooked!
The GBBF was formed in 2007 with the aim of bringing together the home country agencies responsible for the delivery of elite level Boccia in Great Britain. The current Members are Boccia England, Scottish Disability Sport, Disability Sport Wales and Disability Sport Northern Ireland.
GB Boccia's primary role is the selection and development of the GB Boccia squad. GB Boccia is responsible for sending a GB team to BISFed sanctioned international competitions to qualify teams, pairs and individuals to represent Great Britain at the Paralympic Games. UK Sport funds GB Boccia's World Class Programme
Great Britain sent a full squad of nine players to the 2012 Paralympic Games in London and won two medals. David Smith won Silver in the BC1 Individual competition and the BC1/BC2 Team of Smith, Nigel Murray, Dan Bentley and Zoe Robinson won Bronze
Great Britain hosted the 2015 Boccia European Team and Pairs Championships in July at Surrey Sports Park inwhere the BC1/BC2 Team won Gold and a direct slot for Rio 2016 while the BC4 Pair took Silver.