Inclusion Programs

Bowls WA entered into partnership with the Australian Sports Commission Sport CONNECT Inclusive Practices Initiative in October of 2010, having identified that including people with disabilities in the sport at all levels is a key priority area and as such, is identified in the Bowls WA Strategic Initiatives 2014-2016

The benefits that the sport of bowls offers the community are enormous – bowling clubs throughout Western Australia are social hubs that build and strengthen communities.  Through bowls, club members are able to maintain their physical and mental health, build strong social networks, and experience a sense of opportunity and achievement.


Bowls WA currently run a BowlAbility Program, hosted at the Kardinya Bowling Club, most Friday’s from 11 am to 1 pm.  The cost is $5 per player with the Companion Card in effect for carers.  The Kardinya Bowling Club is located in the Morris Buzacott Reserve, Williamson Road, Kardinya.  

The full 2020 BowlAbility schedule is as follows:

  • Term 1: Friday 7 February – Friday 3 April
  • Term 2: Friday 1 May – Friday 3 July
  • Term 3: Friday 24 July – Friday 25 September
  • Term 4:  Friday 16 October – Friday 11 December


{2021 BowlAbility scheduled start date: Friday 5 February}

BowlAbility runs every Friday between 11am and 1pm except for School Holidays and Public Holidays (these dates are noted in the Term schedule found above).  Please note that the program can be intermittently closed due to inclement weather (hot, cold, rain, storm) in which case we try to send out an email prior to the day. 

State Representative Inclusion Sides

Bowls WA currently supports two Inclusion Sides at a National Level using the State All Abilities Championships and State Bowling Arm Championships as part of the selection process.  Further information on these sides can be found by clicking on each event.

1. State Physical Disability Side (National Multibowl Championships)

2. State Bowling Arm Side (National Bowling Arm Challenge)

Further information on all Inclusion programs and opportunities can be received from Denise McMillan, Inclusive Practices Officer at Bowls WA, on 0449 619 841.

2020 Reclink Program (Oct 23 – Nov 27) at Rockingham Bowling Club

Reclink Australia provides sport and art programs to disadvantaged Australians to create socially inclusive, life-changing opportunities.

As part of this directive Reclink, in collaboration with Rockingham Bowling Club, are providing a six-week Friday Lawn Bowls Program between October 23 until November 27 2020 from 10 am to 12 pm.

Rockingham Bowling Club is located on Kent Street in Rockingham. 

Cost is $5 for Reclink Members and $10 for non-Reclink participants.