Bocce is a fun and exciting sport that can be played casually or competitively by people of all ages and fitness levels.
Children who are interested in playing bocce can get involved with junior bocce events through their schools, holiday programs, or bocce clubs.
Learn more about junior bocce here.
Players wanting to take part in competitive events can do so by joining a bocce club in their state.
Initially, they will compete at a state level before progressing to the national championships, which involves playing against individuals or teams from across Australia. The next step involves competing at an international level.
Learn more about elite bocce here.
Those who want to play bocce on a more casual basis or simply want to enjoy the sport as a social pastime can take part in lifestyle bocce events. These are run throughout the calendar year by bocce clubs across the different states, in partnership with Bocce Australia.
Lifestyle bocce events generally take place in outdoor settings such as parks, beaches, and wineries. They are open to everyone and can be played by beginners and experts alike, providing an opportunity for communities to come together to engage in bocce sport in a relaxed, friendly, and social setting.
Learn more about lifestyle bocce here.
Benefits of playing bocce
Bocce has many benefits to offer you which consist of the following:
- Community spirit and bonding ( being part of a team)
- Fun to play
- Gives you a social outlet and activity to pursue
- Light activity
- Strategic planning and foresight
- Friendly competition
- Improved coordination
- Releases stress
- Increased confidence
- Increased flexibility (gets you bending and extending your arms)