Kingsway Care organised a Boccia coaching session for people with disabilities so that Louis could share his Boccia skills.
Boccia is pronounced ‘Bot-cha’ is a Paralympic sport introduced in 1984, It has no Olympic counterpart. Athletes throw, kick, or use a ramp to propel a ball onto the court with the aim of getting closest to a 'jack' ball. It is designed specifically for athletes with a disability affecting locomotor function, it is played indoors on a court similar in size to a badminton court.
'It was fantastic to see everyone really enjoying playing Boccia. I was so impressed with the way experienced Boccia players and complete newbies came together and just enjoyed the game. A couple of attendees hadn't played since the pandemic so it was fantastic to witness them playing again too. Boccia has a reputation for being the Paralympic sport for everyone and I think today upheld that. It was unbelievable to see how people of all different ages and abilities/disabilities could participate and have fun. I'm so thankful to everyone who came along today and grateful for the support of those who made the event possible. It is time to be very excited and optimistic about Boccia in Brighton.' - Louis
Thank you so much to Olly, Vicky, Arthur, and Disability Champion - Katy - for coming along to support the session. Behind the scenes, Kingsway Care has been absolutely instrumental in making this event happen by helping to forge connections with and between other local organisations. For me, this again proves that Kingsway Care is more than your typical care company. Today shows Kingsway Care's commitment to the ethos that creating community events is a key part of providing great care. – Kingsway Care