Bowls SA has a strong commitment to the development of Lawn Bowls throughout South Australia. A number of programs are currently conducted that are aimed at introducing young players into the sport, but at the same time looking to further develop the skills of those already involved.
Bowls SA is also committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone, with specialised programs for athletes with a disability.
Our Networks include State Disability organisations such as: Wheelchair Sports SA, operating as Disability Recreation, Sport SA, Inclusive Sport SA and South Australian Blind Bowlers.
There are also events and programs specifically for bowlers with disabilities.
For any person working with athletes with a disability, it is suggested that they obtain a Police Check from South Australia Police.
Lawn Bowls is a sport where people with Physical Disabilities or Vision Impairment can participate equally with able-bodied competitors, although regular wheelchair bowls event are also conducted. There are no rule changes in wheelchair bowls, and competitors can compete on both normal green and synthetic surfaces. To prevent tyre marks being left on the bowling surface, the bowler’s wheelchairs are fitted with wider than usual tyres.