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These events are aimed at adults leading sporting activities with young people.


 We would like to invite all Primary Schools to take part in our first ever New Age Kurling and Boccia Festival which will take place on Tuesday 7th November at Gloucester Academy.

 SEND events are aimed specifically at SEND students. There is an expectation that participants DO NOT compete for the school in any other non-SEND linked sport. 

The emphasis should be on encouraging competition for ALL young people particularly those that do not usually get an opportunity to represent their school.

The Teams

This competition is for boys and girls in Years 3, 4 & 5 all of whom have a Special Educational Need or Disability.

Teams of 4 players with 6 in a squad.


Festival Format

New Age Kurling is a sport that requires participants to deliver stones from one end of a court to a target at the other end of the court.

The competition target has red, white and blue concentric circles and scoring is determined by the number of stones closest to the centre of this target. Each game will normally consist of an even number of ends.


For a stone to score it must land on the scoring part of the target breaking the plane of the scoring zone with any part of the body of the stone.

The scoring stone(s) must be closer to the centre of the target than any of the opponent’s stones.

Example:  In a team competition, a team can win by the total number of stones used by that team. Therefore, each player in a team of four will deliver two stones and the winning score can be from 1-0 to a maximum of 8-0 per end.

The cumulative total of all scoring stones for all ends in the game will decide the winner of the game.

A tied end will be scored 0-0 and will not be replayed. A tied end occurs when both teams have stones in a scoring position which are equidistant from the centre of the target and cannot be separated by a measure.


The Festival Format
Boccia is an attack and defend game, with two sides competing over a set number of ends. The aim is to score as many points as possible by placing their set of coloured balls closest to the white jack ball.

  • All players must be seated during a game
  • A game consists of a series of ends
  • Singles & Pairs = 4 ends
  • Teams = 6 ends
  • An end consists of all 13 balls being propelled onto court (the jack, 6 red and 6 blue)
  • Decided using a coin toss, the winning player/captain chooses to be red or blue
  • Both sides must occupy a designated box on the court from where balls are propelled
  • The red side always begins the first end by propelling the jack into court
  • In a team match each player propels the jack onto court in turn
  • The player who propels the jack ball also propels their first coloured ball
  • A player from the opposite side then propels their first coloured ball
  • The side not closest to the jack plays until they get closer, or run out of balls
  • The end is complete when all balls from both sides have been propelled
  • One point is awarded for every ball of the same colour, which is closest to the jack
  • Points scored each end are accumulated to give a final score.



9.30 – 12:00




Location address:
Gloucester Academy
Painswick Road

Event date 07-11-2017 9:30 am
Event End Date 07-11-2017 12:00 pm