The Australian Blind Bowlers Association (ABBA) is the National peak body for the administration of the Sport of Lawn Bowls for Blind & Vision Impaired Bowlers

The Association’s primary aim is to advance, encourage, promote, and regulate lawn bowls activities for blind and visually impaired bowlers.

– We actively engage with similar associations both nationally and internationally to enhance the management and oversight of interstate, national and international lawn bowls competitions.
– We establish liaisons with other sports organisations and government authorities is a key focus, facilitating collaboration and advocacy.
– We secure sponsorship, gifts, and donations is essential to support our initiatives.
– We provide members with pertinent assistance and guidance is a central aspect of our mission.
– We promote public awareness and understanding of blindness and visual impairment is a core objective, advocating for inclusivity and appreciation of diverse abilities.


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    New Board 2024

    The new 2024/25 Board is President: Howard Dickinson, Vice Presidents: Calvin Rodgers (new from Harvey Bowls Club and VIBBWA) and Tony Scott, Secretary: Dennis Wormald, Ass. Secretary: Judy Phillips, Treasurer: Michelle Jordan, Technical Co-Ordinator: Beatrice Kassulke.

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    Interested in Blind Bowling

    If you are currently Vision Impaired and want to take up bowls, or you are a current bowler and have lost some of your vision or know someone who has, you’ve come to the right place. We are unashamedly biased, but this is the “best” Blind or Vision Impaired sport to get involved in. Bowlers...

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    IBBA 2023 World Championships

    The IBBA World Championships have been completed for 2023 at Club Tweed on the Gold Coast of Australia. 8 countries competed for the title of “No. 1 Blind Bowls Country” when they came together. All four Blind Bowling sight categories (B1, B2, B3 and B4) were fought out. Australia took out the title with South...

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