Bowls for people with a disability
Sports CONNECT is a national initiative by the Australian Sports Commission to connect sport and people with a disability. Bowls Queensland is committed to supporting this initiative, increasing opportunities for people with a disability to participate in the sport of lawn bowls.
Bowls Queensland have a close working relationship with our Sports CONNECT partners. Our commitment to these working relationships include:
- Enhancing partnerships with disability service providors.
- Updating communication and promotion to heighten public/community awareness of opportunities for people with a disability to actively participate in lawn bowls.
- Support local bowls to cater for bowlers with a disability.
Bowls Queensland has developed a Sports CONNECT Steering Committee to work towards increasing participation of people with a disability. Please feel free to contact our Sports CONNECT partners represented on this committee, who are listed below for further information on what they offer.
2013 Multi-Disability State Championships: Download Flyer Download Entry Form
|2012 Multi Disability State Championships
The successful 2012 State Disabled Squad: Back Row: L to R: Brett Murphy (Coach), Jake Fehlberg, Gavin Worland, Grant Fehlberg, Richard Strong, Steven Tong (Manager), Joy Forster. Front Row: L to R: Gail Dellar, Bernie Wolland, Kaytlyn Smith, Bruce Jones, Kaye Freeman.
Our second annual state championships were very successful with an increase in entries from 2011.
We have worked very hard with our Sports CONNECT partners, Sporting Wheelies, Blind Bowlers, Lifestream and Deaf Bowlers to ensure this event is successful. We have an ongoing commitment to promoting inclusive practices in our sport and hopefully this event will encourage more disabled players to participate.
We would like to thank all those volunteers who were involved making this a success, in particular Russ Chorlton and his great band of helpers at Chermside Bowls Club. There is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes at these events, organising markers, umpires and catering as well as ensuring that play proceeds on time.
We would also like to congratulate all participants who entered and competed at this event. With 70 entries this year I can only see this event continuing to grow.
The successful male and female singles winners from each organisation will now represent Queensland at the Australian Open in Melbourne in February 2013.
The state squad is: Clive Williams, Silvia Hiltunen (Sporting Wheelies), Nathan Appleton, Kaye Freeman (Lifestream), Des McKay, Joy Forster (Blind Bowlers) and Richard Strong (replaced by Barry Lynne), Gail Dellar (Deaf Bowlers).