Smile Through Sport Singles Competition in Newcastle 9th February 2020

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2020. Well what a great start to the year it has been for Scarboccia.

Scarboccia are now a Bronze Accredited Club with our governing body Boccia England. This kite mark ensures that we follow the governance that is required and demonstrates that we offer a safe fun environment for our members and that we have the correct policies and procedures in place so everyone can continue to enjoy Boccia and other inclusive sports either for fun or at a competitive level. We are hoping to progress to a Silver award in 2021. Scarboccia now have 2 qualified Level 1 Coaching in Boccia coaches in Linda & Dale.

Bronze Accredited Kite Mark
Scarboccia at Heathcoat Cup in Sheffield on 12th January 2020

Members of our club have recently attended two competitions, Smile Through Sport and the Heathcoat Cup. Everyone enjoyed the SMILE day where over 100 participants took part. Scarboccia did really well. Chloe George and Dale Milne achieved Silver and Bronze medals respectively, well done to both of you. This was also Rebecca Coopers first ever Boccia competition where she came forth, well done Becky and we all received rosettes. A great day had by all.

We attended the Heathcoat Cup where both Chloe and Dale achieved Silver medals in their respective categories and ensuring their places in the National Heathcoat Finals on 26th April in Warwick (to be re scheduled)- congratulations to you both, Scarboccia are proud of you all.

Chloe with Boccia England Chief Executive
Dale with his Assistant Kelsey & Head Referee Liz
Dale with Colin our friend and his opponent from Leeds Boccia and Bronze medal winner Debbie

Scarboccia joined forces with the First Light Trust Veterans and the Scarborough Marine Fire Brigade at Queen Street Methodist Church in February for a fun Boccia session which was well attended and was enjoyed by everyone.

Some First Light Trust Member with session leader Tony on 7th Feb 2020

Chloe entered her first Special Olympics competition on 1st March as part of a Team event in Sheffield and we are very proud to say that Chloe achieved a Gold medal. Everyone who attended this event played really well.

Chloe with her team mates – victorious winning Gold at Sheffield Special Olympics Competition

We welcome to the Committee Nadine Bussey who has kindly offered to also run a weekly Visually Impaired Boccia session at the Y.M.C.A. in Scarborough, although anyone is welcome to the session as Boccia and sport is inclusive to everyone. We appreciate her involvement – Thank You and welcome aboard Nadine

Scarboccia League Matches Update

All league matches and competitions were cancelled due to the unforeseen Corona Virus.

Funding Received – A Big Thank You to:-

NYCC Community Inspire Fund

NYCC Community Inspire Fund grants have enabled us to provide & deliver Boccia/Inclusive Sport sessions on the East Coast

Scarboccia Sessions on the East Coast 2020

( Sessions will commence once again when the Corona Virus pandemic is over)

Scarborough Everyone Active Sports Village with Linda

Every Tuesday 4-5.30 pm and Every Friday 3.30-5 pm

Scarborough YMCA with Nadine

Every Thursday from 5th March 2020 10.30-12 pm

Whitby Everyone Active with Dale

Every Thursday 11-12.30 pm

Pickering Memorial Hall with Nadine

Every Wednesday from March 4th 11-1 pm

Bridlington East Riding Leisure with Chloe/Pete/Sheron

Every Wednesday from 1st April 4-6 pm

Scarboccia are Seeking Volunteers

Scarboccia are seeking volunteers to join our proactive Committee or who would perhaps like to give something back to their local community by helping us with the running of the club or our delivery of Boccia and inclusive sport sessions within Scarborough and along the East Coast

If interested please contact Linda on 07817150614 or Tony on 07557093353

A Boccia Session in Whitby

Scarboccia can now be found on the following Platforms/Websites

Scarboccia Website




North Yorkshire Connect


Boccia England

North Yorkshire Sport

Easy Fundraising

British Blind Sport

Stay Safe & Well – Keep Smiling