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 purposes of the Association are: Advance, encourage, promote, and control lawn bowls activities for blind and vision impaired bowlers.

  • To liaise and co-operate with associations of like interest in Australia and overseas to promote, manage and control interstate and international lawn bowls games.
  • To establish liaison with other sporting bodies and government authorities.
  • To procure or accept sponsorship, gifts, including legacies, donations whether of real or personal property and subject to such conditions, if any, as may be thought fit.
  • To provide such assistance and advice to members as may be appropriate.
  • To promote an informed public understanding of blindness and visual Impairedness.
  • To engender a fraternal feeling among bowlers and to promote and preserve the.


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    BA award Grant to ABBA

    Bowls Australia through the Helping Hands program have awarded a grant to ABBA which will help players/directors at the upcoming National and Trans-Tasman Championships in 2021. ABBA President Greg Kennedy, said that BA continue to support ABBA. “It’s fantastic to work in partnership with Bowls Australia and this funding will be a great help for...

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    New to 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. Email us and tell us your story – (Jaqueline) We are unashamedly biased, but this is the “best”...

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    ABBA Coach & Selector Announced

    ABBA National Coach. I am delighted to announce that Jim Merrick has accepted the position of National Coach.  Jim is the current Board Chairman at Club Helensvale on the Gold Coast and has been a certified coach for around 10 years. He orginally became involved in coaching bowlers to use the Bowling Arm.  As Chairman...

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    ABBA National Championships 2021

    The 2021 ABBA National Championships will be held between 7 – 16 May 2021 at the Port City BC. Port Macquarie NSW. States will compete against one another for the honour to be crowned “Top State 2021”. Individual bowlers and their directors will also be keen to take their respective Gold Medals as the best...

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