Disability Bowls

Bowls is one of the most inclusive sports where disabled bowlers can compete with, or against, non-disabled bowlers in most situations.

Disabled people can bowl competitively at local, national and international level or just play the game as a social pastime, by taking part in club roll-ups and casual bowling activities – there is an opportunity for all abilities and needs!

The BDA, along with Bowls England, English Indoor Bowling Association, Disability Bowls England, Coach Bowls and Activity Alliance form the Disability Action Group (DAG) – a body that oversees the progress and development of disability bowls in the country.

The Disability Action group oversees the successful implementation of the Disability Bowls Action Plan in order to achieve its vision to promote inclusion, increase participation and develop performance within disability bowls. 

If you are a disabled bowler interested in competing locally, regionally or nationally, you can join Disability Bowls England (DBE) and take part in their competitions. It is free to become a DBE member and you don’t have to be affiliated to any clubs. To find out more, you can contact Disability Bowls England at [email protected].

If you are a disabled person interested in taking up the sport, you can contact either Bowls England (for flat green outdoor bowls) or English Indoor Bowling Association (for flat green indoor bowls) who will be able to direct you to the right club near you.

Love Fisher Brown Award

“We have been lucky enough to witness first-hand the incredible positive impact of disabled bowlers on the sport of bowling. That is why we at Para-Handy Bowling Wheelchairs are honoured to be associated with the Love-Fisher-Brown award.”
Andy Semple
Para Handy

Nominate your club today!

Bowls Development Alliance,
Pera Business Park,
Nottingham Rd,
Melton Mowbray
LE13 0PB

Entries for the 2020 award were put on hold because of Covid-19. More information about the 2021 award will be coming soon.  

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