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.
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. Cost is $5 per player with the Companion Card in effect for Carers. Kardinya Bowling Club is located in the Morris Buzacott Reserve, Williamson Road, Kardinya.
BowlAbility runs every Friday between 11am and 1pm except for School and Public Holidays (these dates are noted in the Term schedule found below). Please note, the program can be randomly closed due to inclement weather (hot, cold, rain, storm) in which case we try to send out an email prior to the day, please ensure your email is given to Denise McMillan (firstname.lastname@example.org) in order to receive cancellation and program notices.
- Term 1: Friday 4 February – Friday 8 April
- Term 2: Friday 29 April – Friday 1 July
- Term 3: Friday 22 July – Friday 23 September
- Term 4: Friday 14 October – Friday 9 December (End of Year BBQ)
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.