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.
We 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.
Bowls WA currently supports two Inclusion Sides at a National Level using the State All Abilities Championships as part of the selection process. Further information on these sides can be found using the links on the left side of this page.
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.