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Victoria’s most accessible sport.

Bowls Victoria provides opportunities for people of all abilities to participate in the sport; and includes making the sport more accessible to people with a disability.

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Bowls is easily adapted to suit each participant, for example, there are bowlers arms for those who can’t bend down to the ground and foam bowls for those who don’t have the strength to use a real bowl. As a low impact and non-contact sport, bowls is ideal for people with a disability.

Disability Groups

  • Blind Bowls Victoria 
  • Deaf Bowls Victoria
  • Victorian Intellectual Disabilities Squad
  • Victorian Physical Disabilities Squad
There are elite pathways for bowlers with a disability in Bowls Victoria's four Victorian Disability squads. These squads have regular training days at various Clubs across Victoria and compete in State and National championships, helping to promote disability awareness and promote the inclusiveness of our sport.
As a member of a squad you will have the opportunity to play bowls and socialise with other bowlers with a disability. 

These squads are great whether you are looking for social or competitive participation. The training days are fun and relaxed. They are also a great way to practice your skills with the state coaches. The State and National events are a fantastic way to put your training to use. State events are open to all bowlers, while National events require selection to the Victorian side. 

Bowls Month

Bowls is the fastest growing social sport in Victoria. 

Bowls Month is a ‘come and try’ campaign managed by Bowls Victoria and runs during the month of October at Bowls Clubs around Victoria. 
Bowls Clubs throughout the state will be running events to introduce Victorians to Lawn Bowls. Many clubs will open their doors for free, but some may have a small charge attached, which is often a gold coin donation. 

Click here to find an event near you

Why play bowls

  • Easy to learn
  • Competitive and fun
  • Very social
  • Keeps you fit and healthy
  • Enhances mental wellbeing
  • Cheap to play
  • Improves cognitive function
  • A sport for anyone

How can you get involved?

  • Head down to your local bowls club
  • Attend a Bowls Month event 
  • Attend a Victorian Bowlers with a Disability Squad Day 
  • Keep an eye on the BV calendar/website and AAA Play website to keep up to date with the disability bowls events across the state

Alison East: A disability bowler on the move

Alison got involved in the Bowls Victoria Physical Disabilities (PD) Squad last year when she came along to a squad training day. Only weeks later she was selected to represent Victoria.

Read Alison’s full story here

Upcoming Events

Bowlers with a Disability Squad Day 
Sunday 20th October, 2019
Shepparton Park Bowls Club, Kialla Park, Recreation Reserve, Reserve St, Kialla

Colac All Abilities Bowls Day – Integrated Triples
Sunday 8th December, 2019
Colac Bowling Club, 4 Armstrong St, Colac

Bowlers with a Disability Squad Day
Sunday 16th February, 2020
Ringwood Bowls Club, 2-12 Loughnan Rd, Ringwood

ID Vic Country v Vic Metro 
Saturday 9th May, 2020
Narre Warren Bowls Club, 1 Magid Drive, Narre Warren 

Bowlers with a Disability Squad Day
Sunday 10th November, 2019 
Werribee Bowls Club, Watton St, Werribee

Integrated Pairs
Sunday 19th January, 2020
Berwick Bowling Club, Edwin Flack Reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick

State Disabilities Championships
Tuesday 14th April – Friday 17th April, 2020
Golden Square Bowling Club and Bendigo East Bowling Club

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