MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY 2019 from SCARBOCCIA

We are pleased to welcome more new members to Scarboccia and some who have kindly offered to join the Committee.

Congratulations and well done to Amelia on delivering weekly Boccia sessions to her friends at Newby School – your dad and friends at Scarboccia are very proud of you.

Tesco Bags of Help

Scarboccia were presented with a £1,000.00 cheque after coming second in the Tesco vote which took place from July 1st to August 31st in all 3 branches in Scarborough – Thank you to the local community.

Scarborough Disability Group Receives £1000 Donation on Yorkshire Coast Radio Website on 24th November 2018

Scarboccia has recently come second in the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme thanks to Tesco customers in Scarborough voting via the blue tokens.

A cheque for a £1000 was presented to Linda Clarke-Irons (Chairman) from Tesco Store Manager Paul Best.

The award has enabled the group to purchase Boccia equipment including a soft Boccia ball set, extendable Boccia ramps, a target practice mat, Boccia ball holders, a bean bag set and a head pointer to aid players with less ability.

Scarboccia is a non-profit organisation disability group, who are devoted to making a difference in the community to disabled adults and youngsters who wish to participate and compete in the Paralympic inclusive sport of Boccia.

The sport can be played by people of all ages and abilities.

Boccia is a gentle seated sport and is like bowls using a softer pellet ball.

Scarboccia was formed in October 2014 and they are affiliated with Boccia England the governing body.

The aim of the group is to increase the awareness of disability sport, not only Boccia but also offer New Age Kurling and Wheelchair/Chair Volleyball.

Scarboccia are heavily involved with the community they deliver sessions to local schools, care homes and other disability groups in the Scarborough area.

Sessions are held at Everyone Active Sports Village every Tuesday from 4-5.30 pm where all are welcome to come and try Boccia.

Store Manager Paul Best went along to meet the group at the Sports Village and said:

“It’s wonderful to see people participating in this sport and having such fun together, the award clearly makes a big difference”.

Tesco Article in The Scarborough News on 2nd December 2018

Scarboccia has received a welcome funding boost after the group came second in the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme. A cheque for £1,000 was presented to the organisation’s chairman Linda Clarke-Irons by Tesco store manager Paul Best. Scarboccia is a non-profit organisation disability group, which is devoted to making a difference in the community to disabled adults and youngsters who wish to participate and compete in the Paralympic inclusive sport of boccia. The sport can be played by people of all ages and abilities. Boccia is a gentle seated sport and is like bowls using a softer pellet ball.  The award has enabled the group to purchase boccia equipment including a soft boccia ball set, extendable boccia ramps, a target practice mat, boccia ball holders, a bean bag set and a head pointer to aid players with less ability. Mr Best said: “It’s wonderful to see people participating in this sport and having such fun together. The award clearly makes a big difference.” A Scarboccia spokesman said: “Thank you to all the Tesco customers in Scarborough who voted for us via the blue tokens at the checkouts. “Scarboccia sessions are held at Everyone Active Sports Village every Tuesday from 4pm to 5.30pm where all are welcome to come and try boccia.”

Events Attended By Scarboccia

We recently attended a Funding Workshop, which was held by Two Riding’s & Community First Yorkshire Charity funders at the YMCA

A Family Fun Day where Scarboccia  gave a Boccia taster session at the YMCA.  Also we were involved with a “Volunteer Fair” at Scarborough Library as part of Stronger Communities “Say Hello Campaign” as part of activity awareness, recruitment and publicity.

Looking Forward to 2019

  • Continued Boccia sessions with The Creative Care & PLP groups at The Street and other groups we work with within our community
  • New Boccia sessions at St Martin’s & Friarage Schools
  • Scarboccia are entered in to the National League again for 2018/2019 season
  • January 2019 is Inclusive Sport Month in Scarborough so watch out for upcoming information
  • Boccia taster events with Scarborough Disablement Action Group
  • New Committee Members gaining various qualifications that are required by Boccia England 
  • Boccia Tournament
  • Hoping to work with other new groups in the community
  • Increased fundraising events such as a bingo night etc
  • Hopefully a new session with Project Choice
  • Junior Boccia Group

Scarboccia Most Improved Player 2018 – Congratulations Claire Smith

Scarboccia Christmas Meal 11th December 2018