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.
English Amputees and Les Autres Bowling Association
Ealaba serves the needs of Amputee Bowlers and also helps those bowlers whose disability might not qualify for membership of the other founding associations.
They became English Amputee and Les Autres Association after breaking away from the British Association in 2007.
They have bowlers of all abilities from novices to Internationals.
They are a self funding organisation.
British Wheelchair Bowls Association
The 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. It is a registered charity and has to raise all of its funds as it has no government or official funding. To carry on it relies on the generosity of others.
Visually Impaired Bowls England
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.
Originally formed in 1975 – 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 – the organisation is looked upon as one of the world leaders for blind bowls.
The organisation is run by volunteers who are elected at the Annual General Meeting. It is responsible for organising bowls tournaments throughout England and is the official body for selecting teams to represent England in international events.
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.
We are now looking to drive the sport further by developing a new programme of activities for Cerebral Palsy Sport members, with the aim of introducing ‘fresh blood’ to the sport.
This game is for all ages. In Sydney in Australia you will find plenty of young people playing the game – there is no reason why we can’t increase the number of young players coming in to the sport in this country.
National Bowls Development Officer: Ed Pearse
Tel: 0115 925 7027
Mobile: 07548 931457
Address: Cerebral Palsy Sport, Unit 5, Heathcoat Building, Nottingham Science Park, University Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 2QJ.
Bowls Development Alliance
Bowls England is the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of Outdoor Flat Green Lawn Bowls in England. It was formed as a company limited by guarantee on 1st January 2008 following a unification of the English Bowling Association (EBA) and English Women’s Bowling Association (EWBA).
English Indoor Bowling Association
The EIBA is the National Governing Body for the sport of Indoor Level Green Bowls In England. It was formed as company limited by guarantee on 2nd October 2008 following a unification of the English Indoor Bowling Association (EIBA) and English Women’s Indoor Bowling Association (EWIBA).