Children and adults of all ages with additional needs or disabilities can enjoy the world of the Paralympic sport of Boccia with YMCA East Surrey. Boccia is similar to Bowls, and is a sport played in over 40 countries worldwide. Unlike Bowls, this is not a sedentary game for the retired – regular players take...

YMCA Boccia – Club of the Year!

The Reigate & Banstead Sports Awards, organised by rb sport, were held at the Old Reigatians Rugby Club in Reigate last Monday 3 October. The awards were aimed at recognising and rewarding talented local athletes, coaches, volunteers, teams and clubs for their outstanding achievements in sport over the past 12 months.

Leah’s Boccia Club trophy success

Here is YMCA East Surrey Boccia Club’s Leah Hickson collecting the Red Lion Boccia Trophy for all the hard work and progress she’s made over the past six months.

Live it! Tesco Boccia

Friday afternoons see our regular Live it! Boccia Session held at Tesco Hookwood in their Community Space.

Improving the health of people with disabilities in East Surrey

YMCA East Surrey’s Inclusive Sports Project has been awarded £17,990 by the Postcode Community Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery. With this funding, YMCA East Surrey will be able to expand its range of disability sport and physical activity sessions within their new flagship Inclusive Sports Facility. Recently…


“I wasn’t the most confident person when I first joined the YMCA Boccia Club,” admits 28-year-old Fay. “I didn’t know how good I’d be at a sport I hadn’t played since school and, when I started, I couldn’t throw very far at all.” Eighteen months later, Fay is a passionate and committed member of the...