The Boccia World Cup, which will take place at the University of Ulster’s Jordanstown Campus from August 20 to 26, is the first London 2012 pre-games training tournament to be attracted to Northern Ireland.
Free tickets are now being made available for each of the six days of competition, however, the opening ceremony will be by invitation only.
The tournament is being organised by the University of Ulster, GB Boccia and Disability Sports NI. The event is sanctioned by the international governing body for the sport CPISRA, and is being funded by UK Sport, Sport Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council and Newtownabbey Borough Council.
Boccia is a Paralympic sport designed specifically for athletes with high levels of disability, including people with cerebral palsy. It is one of only three Paralympic sports that does not have an Olympic counterpart. A target-ball sport, the aim of the game is simple; to get your balls closer to the white target ball than your opponent. It is one of the fastest growing Paralympic Sports and is now played in over 50 countries across the world.
To book your tickets contact Disability Sports NI now on: (028) 9038 7062; Textphone (028) 9038 7064 or firstname.lastname@example.org.