Multi Disability Come and Try Day a Winner
A multi disability come and try bowls day, which was held on Sunday, has been labelled a resounding success by organisers.
The event was held at the Marion Bowling Club, with more than 40 participants in attendance to try playing bowls.
The day was organised in conjunction with the Bedford Group, to give people with disabilities the chance to try a new sport.
Bowls Australia Participation and Programs Manager James Wilson, who is based in Adelaide, said he was “over the moon” about how the day went.
“It was great to see so many people out there having a crack at playing bowls,” he said.
“It is a sport that anyone and everyone can play, and we want to keep reminding people of that, who might not have the opportunity to play other sports.
“A big thank you must go to the Bedford Group for their support and the Marion Bowling Club for hosting us.”
James said Sunday’s turn out was motivation to continue with events such as these and further opportunities for people living with disabilities.
“Seeing so many people at the event on the weekend shows us that there are plenty of people with disabilities out there who are looking to play sport, but may not have had the opportunity,” he said.
“We want everyone to be able to experience our great game.
“We want to give people with disabilities a chance to compete and to give them a pathway to even possibly representing their country with the Para Jackaroos one day.”
Get in touch with James Wilson on 0437 527 161 if you’d like to know more about upcoming events.