Boccia (pronounced Bot-cha) is a game similar to boules. It is played with soft leatherballs with the aim of getting closest to the ‘jack’ ball. It was originally devised for people living with cerebral palsy and it is by now a Para Olympic Sport.

In September 2017 the first Gwynedd Boccia Tournament was held at the Byw’n Iach Glaslyn in Porthmadog. 20 Teams took part from various organisations including the DementiaGo class participants, MS Society, Parkinson’s Group, Exercise Referral clients and local Learning Disability groups. The Tournament initially started after receiving a kind donation from Councillor Mr John Brymor Hughes and his wife Vivien, to run the event in memory of his son - teams now play for the honor of winning the Wil Pent Memorial Shield. The Tournament in April 2019 saw 47 teams competing.

Following on from the success of the Tournaments a Gwynedd Boccia League was formed to give people the opportunity to play on a more regular basis. The games are held on the second Friday of every month at Byw’n Iach,Glaslyn, Porthmadog. There are currently 27 teams playing and organizations involved have increased to make this a truly inclusive activity.

  • Llwybrau Llinos- Llwybrau Llesiant
  • Eryrdod Eryri- Llwybrau Llesiant
  • M.S. – MS Society
  • Bodawen Bombers- Bodawen Nursing Home
  • Llanbedrog Girls – Heini Llŷn
  • Glaslyn Belles- Dementia Actif Porthmadog
  • Muskateers – Dementia Actif Porthmadog
  • Cofi Canaries – Dementia Actif Caernarfon
  • Ukelele Players – Dementia Actif Caernarfon
  • Dwyfor Dynamites –Dementia Actif Pwllheli
  • Bet Gorau – Heini Bro Ffestiniog
  • Moelwyn - Heini Bro Ffestiniog
  • Bowydd - Heini Bro Ffestiniog
  • Heartbeats 1 – Tywyn
  • Heartbeats 2- Tywyn
  • Warws Werdd Warriors – Antur Waunfawr
  • Rhyfelwyr Warws Werdd – Antur Waunfawr
  • Mad Max
  • Stroke of Luck – Stroke Club
  • Headway Lions- Môn Headway Gwynedd & Môn
  • Plas Gwilym- Residential Home
  • Tîm Boccia Môn A – Dementia Actif Môn
  • Tîm Boccia Môn B- Dementia Actif Môn
  • DFC Pwllheli – Pwllheli Dementia Friendly Community
  • Ffrancon Am Oes – Byw’n Iach
  • Maes y Môr Wanderers – Tremadog

Boccia Dates