Bocce around the states: April 2024 update

Bocce around the states: April 2024 update

Bocce Around the States April update

South Australia update

On Thursday, April 11, the South Australian Bocce Federation Inc. was invited by Ms Adele Arnese to conduct a bocce clinic at St Paul’s College at Gilles Plains.

More than 100 Year 5 and 6 students participated, using target mats and a modified traditional Volo Bocce court. Lots of fun was had by all! There were shouts of joy and cheering when a target was hit.

The bocce clinic was a beneficial experience for everyone. The federation volunteers were able to pass on their bocce skills to a younger generation, and as Ms Arnese commented, many of the children do not have grandparents living in Australia and interacting with the federation volunteers was a nurturing experience for the children.

The federation thanks the teachers and students of St Paul’s College for the opportunity to conduct the bocce clinic, and thank you to the federation volunteers who gave their time on Wednesday and Thursday.


New South Wales update – Liverpool Catholic Club

What another fantastic month of bocce at Liverpool Catholic Club!

We have hosted successful training sessions on Monday and Wednesday nights from 7pm to 9pm. These are proving to be very popular with ‘sold out’ bocce courts from beginners to elite and experienced bocce players attending.

Our bocce committee hosts residents from Scalabrini and Austral Village, and again they love and have a great time accessing the courts and playing bocce while still in their wheelchairs or on a chair.

Join us and have some fun with training games or experience some of our practice strategies. Bocce is open to all ages and abilities.

We also host our wonderful Special Olympic players who love using our facilities once a month on a Friday night.

For more information, head to the Bocce NSW Facebook page or Instagram account.

Hot off the press

Congratulations to Stefano Chiandotto, Melissa Danelutti and Lara O’Callaghan for qualifying to represent NSW in the Australian Senior Championships in Perth, Western Australia. We wish them all the best for the Australian Championship which will take place in June.

We also wish Stefano Chiandotto all the best in France. Stefano was selected for the Australian Senior Men’s Bocce team to represent our country at the Men’s Senior and Mixed World Bocce Championship, in Saint Vulbas, France. We look forward to publishing all the results next month.

Finally, we wish the junior athletes all the best for the Australian Junior Open Championships in Melbourne on April 27 and 28 at Furlan Club. We know they have all been dedicated to the sport of bocce for some time now and have improved their skills throughout this past year.

Good luck and bring back gold (again!). Representing U15s is Nina Chiandotto, U18s is Melissa Danelutti and Lara O’Callaghan, and U23s is Aaron O’Callaghan.