On the 7th January 2014 Cerebral Palsy Sport and Bowls Development Alliance (BDA) signed an official Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations that will lead to an increase in the amount of disabled people accessing Bowls nationally. Alison Talbot CEO of CP Sport said of this landmark agreement "this unique partnership will enable CP Sport to work closely with the BDA to increase the opportunities for people of all ages with cerebral palsy to play bowls. We welcome the opportunity to work more closely and share our expertise to get more people with disabilities playing bowls”.
The BDA added "this partnership will strengthen the link between the BDA and potential CP participants. CP Sport’s expertise and impairment specific knowledge will help expand the BDA and Bowls England and English Indoor Bowling Associations understanding, and in turn this will offer bowls clubs support and guidance to enable clubs to become more inclusive."
Additionally the BDA will work with County Sports Partnerships’ in their Hotspot areas to offer bowls sessions at alternative locations such as Colleges, Leisure Centres and Supported Housing complexes, taking the sessions to groups to reach more physically disabled participants. Anyone wishing to get involved in this project, as a participant, volunteer or coach then please get in touch with the BDA on email@example.com or call on 01664 777001.