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Disability Bowls Development Workshop

Disability Bowls Development Workshop
The Disability Bowls Steering Group is offering clubs a 4-hour Disability Bowls Development Workshop that focuses on gaining a better understanding of disability bowls and how it affects all clubs; and learning about ways to attract and integrate disabled bowlers.

The event begins with a 1-hour presentation on how clubs can become more inclusive for disabled bowlers. The presentation will cover: breaking misconceptions about disability bowls; why it is important for a club to be inclusive; what constitutes as a disability in bowls; gaining a better understanding of the club membership when it comes to disability; available support and equipment to help clubs integrate disabled bowlers into their activities; and how to prepare a plan of action towards becoming more inclusive.

The opening presentation will be followed by a Working with Disabled People in Bowls Module – a 2-hour workshop focusing on how to deliver a session to a disabled bowler and what adaptations a coach can/must make to accommodate bowlers with various impairments. The workshop focuses on looking at WHY people with a disability play bowls; WHAT our coaching should look like; WHAT makes an inclusive coach; HOW to adapt and personalise our coaching sessions; HOW to communicate effectively.
The day will be concluded with a 30-minute Q&A session where attendants can ask any questions, share their experiences and examples of best practice with the rest of the group.
The event is suitable both for clubs that have a lot of experience working with disabled bowlers and want to seek new ways to improve further, and also for clubs that are taking their first steps towards becoming more inclusive.
Schedule of the day:
10:00 – 11:00 – Opening Presentation: ‘Becoming a more inclusive club’.
11:00 – 13:30 – ‘Working with Disabled People in Bowls Module’.
13:30 – 14:00 – Q&A session and event round-up.
Book your place by following the instructions here: https://coachbowls.azolve.com/workbench/public/events?ref=E72A7502882880FF34BC5B180445F96CC6C89CD1