Lawn Bowls for Vision Impaired and Blind People
Bowls or lawn bowls is a sport in which the objective is to roll biased balls so that they stop close to a smaller ball called a “jack” or “kitty”.
Lawn bowls is played for the challenge and competition, personal enjoyment and the pleasure of spending time outdoors and for social interaction. It is also a low-impact, therapeutic form of exercise.
When playing lawn bowls, members with a vision impairment are accompanied by their own sighted helper who are also a member of the club. For beginners, bowls are available for use on the day and free coaching assistance is always available on the day of the game.
Lawn Bowls is a sport suitable for all people over the age of 12 and low vision is no barrier when it comes to playing lawn bowls.
When Is the Activity Held?
Weekly game each Sunday from September to April (excluding Christmas period).
Games are hosted by different clubs each week; some are Metropolitan and some Country areas.
Contact Person and Telephone Number:
Maree Fenech. Mobile: 0490 337 481
Yearly membership is free for the first year and then $60 per adult and $30 if under 18 years of age
Weekly game fee is $5.00. When being transported on our bus from Kooyong to a country venue, a fee will be charged to cover fuel costs. We are always looking for volunteers who may be able to assist us, particularly volunteer drivers.
Members of Blind Bowls Victoria have the opportunity of competing in State, National and International championships.
National championships are held annually throughout Australia and International championships are held every 4 years in participating Commonwealth countries.