The Heathcoat Cup runs over the course of 12-months with over 250 competitors with disabilities who are looking to start or further their competition experience.
They compete in a series of regional events leading to the national finals which take place in Nottingham, England, in April 2023.
Mark Jones, General Manager at Trelleborg Engineered Coated Fabrics in Nottingham, England, said: ”As part of our commitment to social engagement, we felt that supporting Boccia England in its grassroots activities is a natural fit with our organization. We are looking forward to working with Boccia England to achieve their vision that playing this inclusive sport can change people’s lives.”
Chris Ratcliffe, CEO of Boccia England, said: ”We are delighted that Trelleborg have agreed to sponsor Boccia England. Boccia can be played by anyone regardless of age, gender, ability, or disability and for over half of our regular players it’s the only sporting option available to them due to the severity of their disability.”
Boccia England is a registered charity and the national governing body for the sport of boccia, an indoor Paralympic sport where players propel balls from a seated position, with the aim to land the ball close to a white marker ball called the jack. The charity is dedicated to improving the physical and emotional wellbeing of children, young people, and adults with disabilities through the sport of boccia.