What are the classes in Boccia?
Players with cerebral palsy, brain injury or similar who have some difficulties with trunk and hand control. Players can compete with the help of an assistant, who remains outside of the athlete’s playing box and can only assist at the player’s request. Players may use their hands or feet to propel the ball into the playing area.
Players with cerebral palsy, brain injury or similar who are able to pick up, throw the ball and manoeuvre their chairs independently during play. Players are not eligible for assistance during a game.
Players who are unable to throw or kick the ball, so use a ramp and other devices to help them to play. Players use a ramp assistant, who sits in front of the player with their back to the play and positions the ramp and ball according to the players’ instructions.
Players with weakness in their arms and legs, for reasons other than cerebral palsy or brain injury, who are able to pick up, throw the ball and manoeuvre their chairs independently during the play. Players are not eligible for assistance during a game.
There are also playing opportunities in Australia for athletes who do not meet the minimal eligibility criteria for these classifications.
– View below fact sheet about Boccia classification.
– Request a classification using the Get classified form.