Brimfield and Little Hereford Bowling Club believes bowls is for everyone regardless of their ability and this is enshrined in our constitution which states that the objectives of the Bowling Club shall be to provide adequate facilities and to promote and foster the game of bowls as played under the rules of Bowls England, for anyone interested in the sport regardless of sex, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religion or other beliefs.
Disability need not be a drawback to participating in the sport as many disabled bowlers are able to compete equally with or against non-disabled bowlers.
Under the Laws of the Game it is permissible for bowlers with disabilities to use special equipment to enable them to compete.
At BLH we encourage disabled bowlers to compete alongside their non-disabled counterparts but could arrange specific sessions for any disabled members should it be required.
We have a qualified coach and members of the Club that have been trained in working with the disabled that can assist disabled people to participate in a game that is probably the most accessible game to people of all ages and abilities.
Our excellent facilities are disabled friendly as we have disabled parking spaces available, access both into the club and onto to the playing surface. We have a disabled toilet.
Access to specially adapted wheelchairs, which have wide wheels to make them suitable to run on the playing surface without causing it damage, can be investigated if required.
The Club is in the process of applying for the Bowls Disability Mark which recognises that it has passed a comprehensive series of qualifying requirements in order to offer a first-class experience to bowlers with a disability.
If you need any information about the Club, please contact
Jennie Cole, Chairman, on 01588 660 891
Sue Webb, Secretary, on 01584 711 324
Bill Wheatley, Club Coach, on 01584 819 870
There are several national bowls organisations for disabled people that you may be able to join including some who hold national competitions:
Disability Bowls England: www.disabilitybowlsengland.org.uk
Visually Impaired Bowls England: www.vibowlsengland.org.uk
British Wheelchair Bowls Association: www.bwba.org.uk
English Amputee & Les Autres Bowls Association: www.ealaba.org.uk
Bowls Disability Statement