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Boccia parallel carnival for students with disabilities event details

The boccia parallel carnival is a fun based competition for students with disabilities in years 6 to 12. Find out more about the event and how you can enter.

Who can participate

To participate in the event, students must be

  • enrolled at an affiliated school.
  • in year 6 or above.

The carnival is for students with disabilities, but students without disabilities can be used to make up a school team.

Where and when

Tuesday 25 October at Netball SA Stadium, 155 Railway Tce, Mile End.

The carnival will begin at 10.00am and finish by 2.15pm.

Event format

The carnival is a participation based event to allow students with disabilities to compete in a supportive environment. Students do not need any experience to participate.

  • Teams will play multiple games in a minor round.
  • A finals round will be played to determine the overall winner.

What makes a team

A team can have up to 6 players and a minimum of 3. If your team may have students who will tire quickly, it would be advised to have 6 players in the team to rotate during games.

Students without disabilities can play to enter a school team. These students may need to play using their non-preferred hand to keep the competition even.

Entry fee

$8.00 including GST per student.

No payment is required on the day. A tax invoice will be sent to schools after the event.

What is boccia and how to play

Boccia is a Paralympic sport played on an indoor surface using soft balls. It is a target game based on accuracy and control. Students are required to be seated when releasing the ball. Students can

  • throw
  • kick
  • use a ramp

to propel boccia balls as close as they can to a white target ball or jack.


Boccia ramp devices can be requested on the nomination form. Students who need a ramp can request to use one prior to the event by contacting School Sport SA by email Education.SchoolSportSA [at] sa.gov.au (subject: Boccia%20ramp%20request) .

How to enter

Submit the boccia parallel carnival nomination form by Tuesday 27 September 2022. Nomination link will be available shortly

Presentations and results

  • Presentations will be held at the end of the event.
  • Results will be available here as soon as possible after the event.

Historic information

Previous winners

2020   Blackwood High School

2019   Craigmore High School

2018   Henley High School

2017   Henley High School

2016   Sacred Heart College

2015   Henley High School

2014   Madison Park Primary School

2013   Christies Beach High School

2012   Suneden Special School


School Sport SA

Phone: 8416 5900
Email: education.schoolsportsa [at] sa.gov.au