Open Letter to Boccia Ball Manufacturers

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.

Boccia Ball Testing – Open Letter to Manufacturers of Boccia Balls

If you are a manufacturer and would like to play your part, email admin@bisfed.com to find out how…

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