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Sue Davies (DBE Performance & Team Manager) is very pleased to announce the DBE Team England squad for the Para Outdoor Home Nations 28 – 30 June 2024, Northfield BC, Ayr, Scotland.

Congratulations to everyone selected.

AYR, JUNE 2024

Classification Name Club County
B2 Stephen Hartley Tavistock BC Devon
B3 John Hollowell Bridgman BC Bedfordshire
  Alison Yearling Plymouth Hoe BC Devon
B4 Sally-Ann Lewis-Wall Kingscroft BC Leicestershire
Directors: Jane Herbert Kingscroft BC Leicestershire
  Beata Hollowell # Bridgman BC Bedfordshire
  Isaac Shieh Gerrards Cross BC Buckinghamshire
  Elizabeth Shipley Hinckley BC Leicestershire
B6 Craig Bowler Wellingborough BC Northamptonshire
B7 Fynn Kyser Countesthorpe BC Leicestershire
  Jack Pullin Bredon BC Worcestershire
  Jennie Sandford Lindfield BC Sussex
B8 David Fisher Colchester West End BC Essex
  Anthony Page Congresbury BC Somerset
  Mike Robertson * Parkway BC Huntingdonshire
  Kieran Rollings Kettering Lodge BC Northamptonshire
Non-travelling reserves:      
B8 Mike McDonagh Cheam BC Surrey
Director Nigel Morgan Haydon Wick BC Wiltshire

* Team Captain
# New Cap

Team Manager: Sue Davies
Selector: Mark Bilsby
Selector: Stuart Espie

Sue Davies
DBE Performance & Team Manager

Proposed Representative DBE Team England for IBD World Championships

Sue Davies (DBE Performance & Team Manager) is pleased to announce our proposed REPRESENTATIVE DBE Team England for the International Bowls for the Disabled World Championships 18-31 May 2024 in South Africa.

Congratulations to everyone selected.

Classification Name Club County
B1 Keith Brenton Lyndhurst BC Durham
B2 Ron Homer Yeovil BC Somerset
B2 Marjorie Convey West Harrow BC Middlesex
B3 John Hollowell Bridgman BC Bedfordshire
  Lidka Hollowell Bridgman BC Bedfordshire
  Kelvin Horriben   Nottinghamshire
  Nigel Morgan Haydon Wick BC Wiltshire
  Moira Sheehan   Nottinghamshire
B6 Colin Wagstaff Oakham BC Leicestershire
B7 Colin Milner Hoddesdon & Rye Park BC Hertfordshire
B7 Jack Pullin Bredon BC Worcestershire
B7 Jennie Sandford Lindfield BC Sussex
B7 Luke Smith Byefield BC Northamptonshire
B7 Jonathan Stokes Luton Town BC Bedfordshire
B8 Dave Fisher Colchester West End BC Essex
B8 Mike McDonagh Cheam BC Surrey
B8 Anthony Page Congresbury BC Somerset


  1. We have announced our Team early so fund raising can take place.
  2. This event is totally self funded at the moment.
  3. We are still waiting for final Confirmation of number of counties and which classification are attending.
  4. A minimum of four entries for any classification competition is required. If less than four entries are received that classification competition will not take place.

Once we have received more information and answers to all our questions, WE WILL THEN FINALLY DECIDE BEFORE THE MIDDLE OF DECEMBER 2023 IF DBE TEAM ENGLAND WILL BE ATTENDING THIS EVENT

IBD world championships 2024 – FINAL confirmation

IBD world championships 2024

We have had FINAL confirmation that the IBD world championships 2024 will go ahead as planned at EKURHULENI, SOUTH AFRICA 2024 Between 18 & 31 May 2024

DBE intend to send a competitive team to these World Championships and will depart London Heathrow on the 15 May arrive Johannesburg 16 May return depart Johannesburg 1st June arrive London Heathrow 2 June.

At the moment we have been informed 12 para countries have registered there intention to travel to the world championships.

The revised estimated cost of this package is between £2200 and £2500 per person self funded

The travel package includes:
International flights and airport taxes with Virgin Atlantic
Return airport/hotel transfers
16 nights hotel accommodation twin share on dinner B&B
Return Transfers to bowls venues
2 practice days before championships
Entry into the classification singles and pairs championships (subject to number of entries per classification)
IBD world championships entry fee

We have extended the deadline to anyone else (B1to B8) who wishes to be considered for the IBD World Championships 2024 until Monday 11 Sept, please email for more information.