Boccia – CCA

Boccia photo

Boccia is a target sport. The aim of this Niche CCA is for students to throw, roll or kick the ball as close as possible to a white target ball (the jack).

The game can be played either individually, in pairs or as a team of three. It requires a high degree of muscle control, accuracy, concentration and tactical awareness from the Niche CCA participants.

Boccia is a suitable Niche CCA for our students with cerebral palsy and those who have severe physical disability or neurological conditions such as muscular dystrophy, spinal bifida. Boccia can be played both recreationally and competitively.

Students in the Boccia CCA are formally classified according to their conditions before any competition. Athletes with similar conditions and abilities will be classified into the same class.

The table below shows a brief description of the four classifications:

BC 1 Athlete has Cerebral Palsy with locomotor dysfunction strongly affecting the whole body.
BC 2 Athlete has Cerebral Palsy with locomotor dysfunction affecting the whole body.
BC 3 Athlete may have cerebral palsy or conditions of non-cerebral or degenerative origin.

Athlete has severe locomotor dysfunction in all four limbs.

BC 4 Athlete has severe locomotor dysfunction in all four limbs, of non-cerebral, degenerative or cerebral origin.
  • Instill the three school values of Confidence, Respect and Resilience
  • Promote good sportsmanship, nurture leadership, encourage competitive spirit, teamwork and foster independence through planned activities
  • Improve coordination, muscular strength, control, concentration and challenging the mind to think strategically
  • Build teamwork and cooperation amongst peers
  • Promote Boccia as a form of recreational and/or competitive sport

Students should:

  • Be able to understand and follow 1 to 2-steps instructions
  • Have a sense of direction (eg. far, near, left and right)
  • Have an how an interest in sports
  • Have good or normal eyesight with or without glasses
  • Be able to identify colors (white, red and blue) and follow simple game rules
Achievements in 2019
Singapore Boccia Special Training Workshop 2019 

15 to 16 February 2019 at CPASS Hall

Our students and teachers from Boccia CCA attended the Singapore Boccia Special Training Workshop conducted by renowned Boccia Coach, Mr Kwon Cheolhyeon (Paralympian Coach). Coach Kwon shared valuable knowledge on how to improve their skills. It was truly a valuable experience.

Boccia training
Boccia training
CCA Boccia 3D2N Camp 

5 to 7 July 2019 at CPASS

Students from the CCA Boccia participated in their first three-day and two-night training camp.  Through the activities, students were given the chance to display the school values and fulfilled the school belief that “Everyone can serve”.

Camp shopping
Students practising their purchasing skills for their BBQ at night in the school. 

Camp Elderly Home
Students singing and dancing with the elderly residents at Lee Ah Mooi Nursing Home.
Friendly Boccia Game with Elias Park Primary School 

1 November 2019 at CPASS

The CCA Boccia hosted 24 students from Elias Park Primary School on 1 November. Students of CPASS helped to host the students and gave them an insight to Boccia through demonstration and a series of modified Boccia games. It was a fun and meaningful session for both schools and we looked forward to host them again next year!

The students had fun playing adapted Boccia games
CPASS Championship 2019 

11, 18 & 25 October 2019 at CPASS

Students from the CCA Boccia participated in their first 3-day CPASS Boccia Championship 2019 on 11, 18 and 25 October. They tried their best and gave the audience a great showcase of exciting Boccia skills in their respective matches. Students Aloysius Gan from Class Eagle 1A, Sow Zi Xuan from Class Eagle 3A and Aaryll Ryan Das from Class Eagle 7A emerged winners from their respective categories.

Kudos to the CCA Teachers, parents and volunteers for a successful Boccia Competition!
Achievements in 2018

We are proud of our students who have trained hard for their achievements at the following events:

Annual Youth Connect Event

21 February 2018 at Meridian Junior College

Three students from the CCA Boccia were invited to take part in Meridian Junior College’s (MJC) annual Youth Connect Event. They were Elijah Lam (Eagle 6A), Edara Vasishta Choudhary (Eagle 9A) and Bryan Cheong (Owl 10A). The main purpose for this event was to allow their J1 students to interact, experience and have a deeper understanding of the different groups of people in our community.

MJC students were learning how to move the ramp during the game. “The scores are tight. Who is going to win?”
Tiger Balm Singapore Boccia Open

30 May to 2 June 2018 at Heartbeat@Bedok

Four nations – Singapore, Malaysia, Korea and Thailand participated in the tournament hosted by the Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC). Our student Aloysius Gan, Eagle 10A, did us proud by representing Singapore in the Tiger Balm Singapore Boccia Open. Not only did he win a bronze medal in BC3 Pair but he also gained valuable experience when competing against other athletes from different countries.

Medallists of the Pair BC3 Event
Ms Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information and Culture, Community and Youth was there to support all the athletes.
Get ActiveSG! National Games 2018 (Boccia Individual)

28 & 29 July 2018 at Toa Payoh Sports Hall

This year, six athletes (Aloysius Gan, Eagle 10A; Gan Sun Ling, Eagle 4/5A; Seri Nuratiqah, Eagle 6A; Juraimi Abudallah, Eagle 6A; Edara Vasishta Choudhary, Eagle 9A & Soh Zhi Xuan, Eagle 9A) from the school participated in the Get ActiveSG! National Games 2018. Facing stiff competition from other schools, our athletes made our school proud by winning 3 medals for the:

  • BC3 Category, Gold medal – Aloysius Gan, Eagle 10A
  • BC2 Category, Silver medal – Gan Sun Ling, Eagle 4/5A
  • BC1 Category, Bronze medal – Seri Nuratiqah, Eagle 6A
Sun Ling was putting her visual acuity into practice as she assessed the ground for her next shot. With high amount of concentration and teamwork, Vasishta was determined to win a score for his school. With high amount of concentration and teamwork, Vasishta was determined to win a score for his school.
Friendly Boccia Game with Elias Park Primary School

19 October 2018 at CPAS School

Students from CCA Boccia participated in the Friendly Boccia Game with Elias Park Primary School on 19 October 2018.

Students from Elias Park Primary School were learning to be a ramp assistant in a Boccia game.
Achievements in 2017

We are proud of our students who have trained hard for their achievements at the following events:

GetActive SG Boccia Competition (Individual)

From 20 July to 30 July 2017 at Heartbeat@Bedok

BC3 Individual

Aloysius Gan Kai Hong, Owl 1A: Silver medal

BC5 Individual

Syed Amsyar Bin Ahmad Alhamid, Eagle 2A (pictured): Silver medal

Our students Aaryll Ryan Das and Bryan Cheong played against each other at the BC4 Individual competition.

Singapore National Para Games 2017

13 August 2017 at Pasir Ris Sports Hall

BC1/2 Team

Pictured: Sow Zi Xuan, Eagle 2A & Gan Sun Ling, Eagle 10A: Bronze medal

BC4 Pair

Aaryll Ryan Das, Eagle 9B: Silver medal

BC3 Pair

Aloysius Gan Kai Hong, Owl 1A & Nurulasyiqah Mohammad Taha (National Team): Gold medal

Jeremy Quek (Juraimi Abdullah), Eagle 8A & Eng Shi Hui Elaine, Eagle 9B: Bronze medal

SIA Charity Run 2017 – Wheelathon
Seven students, five caregivers and three teachers participated in the Wheelathon.
Boccia Friendly Game with Elias Park Primary School

Scheduled to take place on 10 November 2017 at CPAS School Hall, with CPAS School student Boccia players participating in the game.

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