No arms? No problem. Bob’s still an expert at bowls

Bob-Love-levels_edited-1A bowls expert who was born without arms showed youngsters how he overcame his disability at our Birmingham SportStart event.

Commonwealth Games Para Bowls Bronze Medal Winner Bob Love from Kingstanding was born without arms and bowls with his feet – a skill he demonstrated at the event organised by Cerebral Palsy Sport and Sport Birmingham.

Bob, who started his career at Erdington Court and now plays for Tamworth, gave a keynote talk to adults and young volunteers after the session.

Members of Erdington Court Bowls Club were amongst a team of volunteers helping at the event that took the form of a series of fun sports taster activities. It was held at the Nechells Wellbeing Centre, with over 50 young people children attending aged between 9 and 19.

A group of four members from Erdington Court helped both wheelchair users and non-disabled individuals to challenge themselves to games of indoor bowls and skittles, with equipment provided by Cerebral Palsy Sport. Other activities included Tennis, Table Cricket, Gymnastics, and Touch Golf a new adapted sport being developed by CP Sport.

Schools from across Birmingham were represented at the event, and volunteers from local companies Irwin Mitchell Solicitors and Nike at Perry Barr came along to give a helping hand.

For more information on our SportStart programme click here.