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DBE Board Announcement


Disability Bowls England is delighted to announce the appointment of Mike Robertson and Matt Wordingham to its Board of Trustees.

Robertson is no stranger to the Disability Bowls England scene, representing Team England at the Commonwealth Games in Australia last year.

With more than 35 years’ experience on the green, Robertson joined Kieran Rollings and Paul Brown in the para-triples team that narrowly missed out on a medal at the Games.

Robertson won the Bowls England men’s triples title with brothers Ean and Tristan Morton in 2017 and followed that up by securing the British Isles triples crown the following year. He is a regular in Huntingdonshire’s Middleton Cup team and won DBE’s national singles in 2017 as well as earning the Player of the Year award.

Mike joins the Board of Trustees with a wealth of qualifications and experience within finance and accountancy.

Also joining the Board is Matt Wordingham, who is employed by Bowls England as its Publications and Media Officer.

Matt has worked at the national governing body since 2013, after graduating from the University of Huddersfield with a degree in Sports Journalism and Media.

His previous roles before joining Bowls England include media positions with Huddersfield Town Football Club, BBC Sport and with the International Paralympic Committee during the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

As a former competitive bowler, Wordingham has represented both Northamptonshire and Warwickshire in the Middleton Cup, as well as reaching numerous national finals and being a squad member of the men’s junior international team in 2015.

Following the appointments, DBE Chair Paul Brown said: “I am pleased that Mike and Matt have joined the Board of Trustees at Disability Bowls England. Both have offered a lot of support to us over the years and I am confident that they will be able to drive DBE forward in the areas of their expertise.”

Along with Chair Paul Brown, Robertson and Wordingham join Shirley Hughes OBE, Bob Love, Duggie Mitchell, Margaret Smith, Ray Smith and David Stott as Trustees of Disability Bowls England.

Following indication of retirement from some of the current Trustees, DBE is ideally seeking to appoint two further Trustees to join its Board. Volunteers in various areas throughout the year are also welcomed. If you feel that you can offer your time, please contact Paul on 07810 868015 or by emailing

Fund Raising for DBE

DBE would like all members, players, volunteers, coaches & clubs to do some fund raising.  Attached is a poster showing some ideas that may help.  Disability Bowls England is a registered Charity, it is reliant upon such donations and would very much appreciate your support.

Download a poster:  Fund Raising.pdf

Thank you for your support – Mo Monkton, Performance and Development Manager 


Learning Disabilities Indoor Bowls International Series

Learning Disabilities Indoor Bowls International Series

On the 5th and 6th of June 2019 Falkirk Indoor Bowls Club will host the inaugural Learning Disabilities Indoor Bowls International Series.  The countries involved are England, Scotland and Wales.  Teams of 12 mixed gender bowlers will compete to lift the Munro cup.  Each team will be divided into four groups of three playing singles and pairs and then joining together to play triples.  The England team are very excited at being given the opportunity to represent their country.  They are Chris Gray, Daniel Adams, Harry Atkin, Amy Brooks, Gemma Broadhead, Barry Nicholson, Steven Nicholson, Andrew Bayston (all DBE) and Lucas Manousios, Rhys Milton, Dougal Watson and Carlos Hazell.

2nd KDVSC Presidential Cup International Lawn Bowls Games, Suwon, Korea

Invitation to compete in the 2nd KDVSC Presidential Cup International Lawn Bowls Games, Suwon, South Korea

The organising committee of this event has invited players to be part of the lawn bowls event taking place in Korea from 30th June – 6th July 2019.

Attached is a copy of the General Information sheet + preliminary entry form.

Entry is open and at players own cost.  All classes in the competition will be combined.

Members of Disability Bowls England wishing to enter should register their  interest with the organising committee and for information only,  inform DBE Comp Secretary Maggy Smith.

General Information pdf:  2019 2ND KDVSC CUP

Entry form docx:  2019 2nd KDVSC Presidential Cup_preliminary entry form