The Bowls Development Alliance, along with their partners, are committed to ensuring there is diversity and equality throughout their organisations and the sport of bowls and that no individuals are discriminated against on the grounds of their age, race, disability, religion, socio-economic status, sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. The sport aims to make a welcoming environment for all, ensuring that it is truly accessible to everyone.
As part of our dedication to becoming a truly Inclusive Sport, the BDA have committed to developing a long-term diversity and inclusion strategy for the sport.
Work is also well underway to set up a new Inclusion Advisory Group to provide expert advice and guidance on the future development, implementation, and evaluation of a new and improved equality, diversity, and inclusion strategy. Working closely with our key partners, a group of expert representatives, including those with lived experiences of protected characteristics, will act as a check and balance for our new plan which will be developed later this year.
With over 5,000 clubs across the sport, we believe that Bowls has something unique to offer everyone in our community and we want to take the necessary steps to ensure that everyone can access suitable opportunities to participate.