12th May, 2021

Rubery's Jack's boost means Headway patients can still play boccia

BOCCIA will continue to be played at Headway’s brain injury centre in Rubery following a cash-boost from supermarket Jack’s.

The Leighton House centre received a donation of £250 which has been spent on new boccia equipment.

Jade Evans, sports coordinator at Headway Birmingham and Solihull, said: “Boccia has long been one of the most popular sports in the charity’s Sports and Wellbeing programme as it can be enjoyed by all clients, irrespective of age or any physical issue linked to their brain injury.

“However our existing boccia set has seen better days and so we applied for a grant from the Jack’s Supports scheme to help us to buy a replacement set.”

Boccia is a disability sport similar to indoor bowls or pétanque.

A precision ball sport, it requires tactical thinking and decision making and can have positive health benefits by improving flexibility and strengthening muscles as well as promoting social interaction and team spirit.

Visit www.headway-bs.org.uk  for more information.

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