To enable us to deliver on our Vision Statement and strategy it has been necessary to develop key partnerships with other organisations, which you can see listed below.
These have been crucial in our development so far and will definitely play a key role in any future work.
Bowls England (BE)
Bowls England is the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of Outdoor Flat Green Lawn Bowls in England.
DBE are an Associate Member of Bowls England.
English Indoor Bowling Association (EIBA)
The EIBA is the National Governing Body for the sport of Indoor Level Green Bowls In England.
DBE are an Associate Member of English Indoor Bowling Association.
British Crown Green Bowling Association (BCGBA)
The BCGBA is the National Governing Body for the sport of British Crown Green Bowling.
The English Bowls Umpire Association (EBUA)
Formed in April 2010 following the unification of the English Men’s and Ladies Umpires Associations, the EBUA is the governing body of Umpires & Markers in England for the Sport of Bowls played on a level green both outdoors and indoors. They are responsible for appointing Umpires to any events as requested by the local, national, and international governing bodies of the Sport of Bowls.
Bowls Development Alliance (BDA)
The Bowls Development Alliance (BDA) is an umbrella organisation for the sport of bowls. Since 2009, the work of the alliance has evolved to satisfy the strict criteria laid down by Sport England.
International Bowls for the Disabled (IBD)
International Bowls for the Disabled has its origins in the family of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), one of the largest sporting organisations in the world and the peak international body governing sport for athletes with a disability. International Bowls for the Disabled (IBD) was incorporated in Australia in 2005 with Disability Bowls England as a Founder Member.
A RECOGNISED ASSOCIATION OF WORLD BOWLS
World Bowls (WB)
World Bowls is the recognised International Federation for the Sport of Bowls.
Our mission is to encourage, promote, develop and ensure the growth of our sport throughout the world and to assist those who wish to develop bowls as a sport in their country.
Activity Alliance (previously known as the English Federation of Disability Sport). We join members, partners and disabled people to make active lives possible. Together, we challenge perceptions and change the reality of disability, inclusion and sport.
English Amputees and Les Autres Bowling Association (EALABA)
Delivering the sport for Amputee Bowlers, and Les Autres (the others) whose disability is not supported by a dedicated bowls organisation. For example, we incorporate cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, transplant, learning disabilities such as autism and others. Combining individual and team competition accompanying purposeful practice whilst building friendships with like minded bowlers, in a safe environment..
British Wheelchair Bowls Association (BWBA)
Is recognized as the governing body for wheelchair bowls in the UK. It is available to help bowlers, clubs, associations and anyone with the interest of the wheelchair bowlers at heart.
Visually Impaired Bowls England (VIBE)
Visually Impaired Bowls England is made up of more than 50 member clubs and has more than 600 members set up to provide or to assist in the provision of facilities to encourage visually impaired persons to play the game of bowls so that their conditions of life may be improved.
Learning Disabilities Indoor Bowls International Series
The Learning Disabilities Indoor Bowls International Series main aim is to provide International Team style events to be played on a yearly basis for the Athletes, and rotated around each participating Country. Through the combined enthusiasm and passion of the organising team, the wonderful event volunteers, the participating nations Head Coaches, athletes, coaches and parents, there is a bright future for LDIBIS.
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/LDIndoorBowlsIS
Bowls has always been part of Cerebral Palsy Sport and we have seen a lot of changes in the sport over the years. Cerebral palsy bowlers are welcomed into mainstream clubs, taking part in pan-disability or even mainstream competitions.
Bowls is now recognised as one of the most accessible and integrated sports readily available and can be played by almost anyone, with or without a disability. In recent years the game has become far more accessible to people with disabilities, the development of wheelchairs designed especially for bowling greens to prevent damage to the greens along with several other aids enabling more participation in the sport.
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