BOWLS DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE - UPDATE
following statement has today been issued by the Bowls Development
"The British Crown Green Bowls Association and the
English Short Mat Bowling Association recently announced their intention
to leave the Bowls Development Alliance. This has come at a time when
commitment was needed to sign up to the BDA for a further four years.
Despite this setback Bowls England and the English Indoor Bowling
Association Ltd are fully committed to working together for the
long-term development of the sport of bowls.
The BDA is currently
waiting to hear if its bid for continued funding (2013-2017) to bring
more people into the game has been successful. It is only by working
together in partnership that funding can be secured from Sport England
in order to grow and sustain the sport.
There will be no changes to the
present way in which the BDA works across all codes of bowls. It is
hoped in the future to encourage new partners to step forward, to work
together and really make a step change in the development of the sport."