Equipment

In order for disabled participants to participate in inclusive Bowls activities it may be necessary for individuals or clubs to purchase adaptive equipment. We have therefore prepared a list of equipment items that are available.

NEW:  BOWLS BUDDY

Bowls BuddySupplied by Whitehead Bowls, Unit 3, Acorn Park, Marsh Lane, Bridgwater, Somerset. TA6 6LQ

Contact: Duncan Whitehead

Email:  duncan@whiteheadbowls.co.uk

Website:  www.whiteheadbowls.co.uk

More details:  Bowls Buddy Leaflet

Please refer any queries to the supplier and for an up to date price.

CHAIRIOT BOWLS WHEELCHAIR

Supplied by Whitehead Bowls, Unit 3, Acorn Park, Marsh Lane, Bridgwater, Somerset. TA6 6LQ

Contact: Duncan Whitehead

Email:  duncan@whiteheadbowls.co.uk

Website:  www.whiteheadbowls.co.uk

More details:  Chairiot Bowls Wheelchair

Price inclusive of delivery £1995.00 +VAT  (Price as of 12th June 2017)

Please refer any queries to the supplier and for an up to date price.

PARA-HANDY BOWLING WHEELCHAIRS

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The Para-Handy Bowling Wheelchair is a specially designed self-propelled wheelchair suitable for both indoor and outdoor bowling greens. The Para-Handy Bowling Wheelchair with its variable height settings is suitable to bowlers of all ages.

Approved by the British Wheelchair Bowling Association.

For more information:  www.para-handybowlingwheelchair.com

BRADSHAW BOWLS BUGGY

Bradshaw Bowls BuggyUNIQUE FEATURES of the Bradshaw Bowls Buggy
The Bradshaw Bowls Buggy is not just a wheelchair with wide wheels. It is a purpose-designed machine for playing bowls with maximum efficiency.

The main wheels are very wide and are capable of dissipating over 20 stone or 140 kilos on a soft surface. By setting the wheels under the seat and inside the main frame there is no need to compromise their width because they do not interfere with the bowling action.

Bradshaw Bowls BuggyThe centre of gravity position can be moved forward or backward by adjusting the main wheel location forward or backward. This ensures all the weight is always on the large wheels and not on the small ones whatever the persons weight or size.

Setting small wheels at the rear ensures they cannot dig in when the person comes forward to bowl. The Bradshaw Bowls Buggy rocks forward onto the large foot plate and actually lifts the small wheels off the ground!

If you would like more information regarding the Bradshaw Bowls Buggy please email info@disabilitybowlsengland.org.uk or contact manufacturer Peter Breadshaw directly on Phone now (24 hours service)
Tel: +44 (0)1275 84 80 70
Email: info@bbbugs.co.uk
Address: Bradshaw Bowls Buggies, 88 South Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 7DY

Guiseley Mobility can convert any bowls wheelchairs to powered units so that more people can bowl unassisted i.e. Amputees  stroke victims etc we have converted many already for Bristol, Devon & Taunton.

For more information:  Guiseley Mobility

OTHER EQUIPMENT

We are currently in negotiations with potential suppliers of all of the below equipment so in the future you will be able to purchase these items through ourselves.

Also if you are aware of items of equipment that you use to play bowls please let us know and we will include it here to assist others.

BOWLING ARM

Bowling Arm

BOWLS GATHERER

Bowls Gatherer

50mm MAGNIFYING GLASS

Magnifying Glass

BOWLS & JACK LIFTER/(COLLAPSIBLE)

Lifter

NEW AGE BOWLS SET

New Age Bowls Set

FOLDING WALKING STICK

Folding Walking Stick

WALKING STICK GREEN PROTECTOR

Walking Stick Green Protector

EQUIPMENT LOAN SCHEME

We are also looking to develop a Loan scheme as we are aware of instances where individuals would like to play bowls but do not have access to any equipment, and also the opposite that equipment is available but not being used.

If you do have any equipment which you are currently not using please contact us on info@disabilitybowlsengland.org.uk or paul.brown@disabilitybowlsengland.org.uk