BOCCIA – 2023
Hosted at Hoyland Common Primary School, this has got to be my favourite event all year. Players throw or propel a ball onto the court with the aim of getting closest to a ‘jack’ ball, the aim of the game is to get closer to the jack than your opponent.
The jack ball is white and is thrown first, one team has six red balls and the other has six blue balls. The balls are leather-containing plastic granules so they don’t bounce but will still roll. The side whose ball is not closest to the jack throws until they get a ball closest or until they run out of balls. Once all the balls have been thrown one side receives points for every ball they have closer to the jack than their opponent’s closest ball