BISFed President David Hadfield and Head of Classification Elsa Matthee will be at the Hope School for physically disabled learners in Johannesburg on Saturday 28th March to launch a worldwide initiative to grow and develop boccia.

Seven countries will attend a training workshop at which ‘Boccia Ambassadors’ will learn how to play and coach the game so that they, in turn, can teach others in their countries. The countries which will attend are: South Africa, Kenya, Madagascar, Namibia, Rwanda, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

During 2015, BISFed will distribute over 400 sets of boccia balls free to 20 countries around the world, with the aim of introducing boccia to 10,000 new players. The project has been kindly sponsored by the IPC’s AGITOS Foundation; UK Sport, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Hogan Lovells.

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