On Sunday 23rd February 2020 Disability Bowls England played a friendly match with Stanley Indoor Bowls Club..
The match, the first of its kind in the North East of the Country was arranged to showcase Disability Bowls and how inclusive the Sport is.
Disability Bowls England, Stanley Indoor Bowls Club, the Bowls Development Alliance and Durham County Council have been working for around 8 months on making the friendly happen. In the build up to the friendly the club worked towards the Bowls Disability Mark. Lee Smith from Disability Bowls England on behalf of the Disability Steering Group was delighted to award the Mark to the club on the day of the friendly.
Lee said ‘It was a pleasure to award the Bowls Disability Mark to Stanley IBC. The club have worked hard to ensure they are an accessible and inclusive club. We will now be supporting them to welcome more people from the local community into the club. The sport is very inclusive so if someone has a disability, long term health condition or additional need. Please come and give Bowls a try’
Disability Bowls England, Stanley Indoor Bowls Club, the Bowls Development Alliance and Durham County Council will continue to work in partnership and are already planning another event for next year.
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