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Ellen Falkner MBE

England’s three-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist Ellen Falkner has been awarded the MBE for services to the sport of Lawn Bowls in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

One of the most decorated lawn bowls players of her generation, Ellen won Gold on her Games debut at Manchester in 2002, and went on to top the podium at Delhi 2010 and Glasgow 2014.

She also claimed a Bronze Medal at the Games in 2018, and was recently named in the England performance squad for Birmingham 2022.

In addition to her Commonwealth successes she has amassed six World titles and six British Isles Championship titles together with a total of 14 national titles, representing her home county of Cambridgeshire, and 33 county titles.

New Competitions Secretary

The Board of Trustees of the DBE charity Trust would like to announce that Stuart Espie from Leighton Buzzard BC has joined the Committee as the new Competitions Secretary for both Indoor & Outdoor Events and will enhance the strong management team as we re-build the DBE for the “New Normal” and grow our competition events for All levels of our membership.

Bush Bowls joins forces with DBE

Bush Hill Bowls logo

Disability Bowls England are very pleased to announced they have joined forces with Bush Hill Bowls of Enfield as their preferred supplier to provide and sell disability bowls equipment and accessories to our members and bowls clubs.

This is a unique opportunity to talk to like-minded people who understand the requirements of playing bowls with a disability and to ensure you purchase the correct equipment with confidence with a trusted bowls supplier and supporter of DBE values.

You can visit our specially designed disability equipment web site page  which will link you through to Bush Hill Bowls or you can call our dedicated Disability Bowls help line 0203 745 1960.

All DBE Clothing can only be purchased by visiting our online shop –


Two more players representatives announced

The board of trustees of the DBE charity Trust would like to announce that Daniel Adams has joined the committee as the Learning Disability (LD’s) Player Liaison Representative and will enhance the new strong management team as we re-build the DBE for the “New Normal”.


DBE Trustee David Stott will be the link between the Members representative and the DBE board.. 

DBE August Championships Bonus Ball Draw

The month of August sees DBE championships Bonus Ball draw 

all winners will receive £100

Week 1.. Winner Joe Peplow (winning number 275)

Week 2.. Winner Ron Homer (winning  number 187)

Week 3.. Winner Gill Platt(winning number 113) championship bowl winner Lynn Davies (winning number 225)

Week 4.. Winner Anthony Metcalfe (winning number 39)

Week 5.. Winner Dee Worger (winning number 109) Championship bowl winner Tina Stephens (winning number 299)


We would like to thank everyone who supported the bonus bowl and helped us to raise another £840 for the DBE Charity Trust.. “Bowls is truly a Sport for All”