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First Multi-Disability Championships in SA

26 Mar 2015

David Bailey
David Bailey

Four of South Australia’s most renowned sporting organisations have joined forces to deliver the inaugural State Multi-Disability Championships.

South Australia’s first Multi-Disability Championships will take place on Wednesday 8 April to Sunday 12 April 2015 at the pristine Clearview Bowling Club.

The joint venture will involve the collaboration of Bowls SA, Disability Recreation and Sport SA, the SA Blind Supporters Club and Inclusive Sport SA.

Bowling events will be held in three classification categories: Bowlers with an Intellectual Disability, Bowlers with a Physical Disability and Bowlers with a Vision Impairment, in both Men’s and Women’s Singles and Open Pairs.

"This type of event is a first for South Australia.   It's really exciting to be able to work with key stakeholders to pull this event together, “Erin Haines, Bowls SA Operations Manager said. 

Jacob Gracey, a Development officer with Disability Recreation and Sport SA couldn’t hide his enthusiasm for the first time event, with the level of competition expected to reach a very high standard.

"The physical disability section in particular will be made up of a number of state representatives, many of which have won medals at National Championships, ensuring some great contests between some very talented bowlers", Gracey said.

"Having the three disability categories come together for one Multi-Disability Championships is great as it increases the size of competition helping to gain more public attention to the skill of bowlers with a disability.”

Participant numbers are expected to be high for this first ever event, interstate competitors often travelled for the Disability Recreation and Sports SA State Championships. 

However having a combined Multi Disability Championships supported by Bowls SA, Disability Recreation and Sport SA, the SA Blind Supporters Club and Inclusive Sport SA, will make this upcoming event a must do for local and interstate players.

For further information please contact:

Daniel Lawlor: Commercial Business Manager - Bowls SA
T: 08 8234 7544 - E: reception@bowlssa.com.au