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New research seeks evidence of disability participation in bowls

14th November, 2019 by Alistair Hollis

Clubs across England are being asked to support a survey that focusses on inclusion and disability within the sport of bowls.

The survey has been organised by the Bowls Development Alliance (BDA), of which Bowls England is a key partner in association with the English Indoor Bowling Association (EIBA).

Data gathered will be used by the BDA and the governing bodies to better understand the needs of individual members and clubs, and will be used in support of future funding applications on behalf of the sport.

Tony Allcock OBE, Bowls England Chief Executive, said: “It is clear that many current members have some form of disability. This survey will help us to establish in greater detail what they are, which in turn can used by the BDA, Bowls England and EIBA to consider what we can do to provide services that better meet their needs and those of future participants. More than 400 clubs completed the survey last year – help us to double that figure this year! I would urge all affiliated clubs to complete the survey in as much detail as possible in order that we at national level can tailor our support.”

The headline results will also be used in support of future funding applications at club and national level, and utilised be the BDA to secure future funding for the development programmes via Sport England.

To complete the survey please go to: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VMF383W

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