Hello everyone, we hope that you all had a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year and that you managed to stay safe and well.

At the end of 2021, Scarboccia received £750 funding from Locality Budgets to enable us to start a new hub in Newby and Scalby Parish Hall soon, and £1,000 from Allianz Sports Fund to help us continue to run our hubs at the Street and Scarborough Sports Village.

At the Street Community Centre in Scarborough, we now also rent a meeting room to use as an office in partnership with Coastline Sight and Hearing Support to enable groups and members to chat in private if they need to, and as a main base for our local community to come and find out information about the services we offer etc. You can now find us in Unit 12 on the first floor between 11-2 pm every week day. We are looking for volunteers to help us run and develop our sessions, our new office and help with other activities. If you are interested please get in contact with us via our Scarboccia Facebook page for further information.

Scarboccia have been facilitating our weekly sessions at The Street, every Monday 11 am to 12 noon, with some new activities of Kan Jam using a frizby and Giant Inflatable Ten Pin Bowling. We also have available a Short Mat Bowls mat that was donated for use at the Street and its user groups by the The First Light Trust.

Kan Jam
Giant Ten Pin Bowling

Our Chairman has been working with Scarborough Sixth Form College students in delivering multi sport sessions with them, so increasing their knowledge about disability sport.

During Summer 2021, Scarboccia was one of 9 Boccia Clubs that were chosen to work with Boccia England and British Blind Sport on developing an educated resource dedicated to Visual Impairment Boccia, and in doing so discovering the methods that members use when playing Boccia and what playing Boccia means to them. You can read about the success of the project here:-

Visually impaired boccia project a great success | Boccia England Limited

Mick having a go at using a Boccia Visual Impairment Grid