Boccia Ireland is the governing body of the sport in Ireland, responsible for all aspects of boccia and providing for all levels from participation to high performance.
Boccia Ireland currently operates as an executive sub-committee of Paralympics Ireland, under terms of reference agreed by the Paralympics Ireland board.
The next few years will be an exciting time for the sport through the creation of Boccia Ireland, while we work towards establishing ourselves as an autonomous National Governing Body (NGB). Ireland has a rich history in boccia having previously had medallists at both World and Paralympic level but has never had a sport specific NGB to represent the sport.
Our vision is to ensure the sport of boccia in Ireland becomes a successful and sustainable sport that enjoys success regularly and that, in time, and with the help of clear strategic planning and realistic goals, Boccia Ireland can become a leading nation in global boccia, with sustained success and growth in all areas of the sport.
Our vision is to ensure the sport of boccia in Ireland becomes a successful and sustainable sport that enjoys success regularly whilst maintaining an exciting future.
DEVELOP ¦ PROMOTE ¦ GROW
“To develop, promote and grow the inclusive sport of boccia in Ireland”
The five key strategic goals for Boccia Ireland for the period 2017 – 2021 are:
To achieve recognition as an independent National Governing Body by Sport Ireland
To develop a coaching and classifier pathway with certified qualifications.
To build a sustainable financial model to resource the organisation.
To develop a network of recreational opportunities to increase participation in the sport.
To build a performance pathway for athletes to compete at Paralympic Games
Respect, Fairness, Trust, Enjoyment, Teamwork, Dedication
The current structure within Boccia Ireland will help serve our purpose and mission, with each member having a vital role to play.