Open Letter to Boccia Ball Manufacturers
Manufacturers of boccia balls will be aware of the recent challenges regarding the testing of boccia balls which have occurred during BISFed-sanctioned competitions. In short, the existing tests do not provide the confidence needed that all the balls used in competition allow a fair competition. At BISFed’s General Assembly in 2014, a motion was passed authorising BISFed (as the sport’s Governing Body) to find a solution to the problem.
BISFed has therefore engaged Loughborough University (a world renowned centre of excellence in sport science) to conduct a two-Stage research project and to advise on a solution. In Stage 1, Loughborough University recommended that BISFed should introduce a new test (the ‘Roll’ test) which determines the minimum distance a boccia ball must be capable of rolling in order to be accepted for competition play.
If you are a manufacturer and would like to play your part, email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how…