Devon Bowling & Social Club for the Visually Impaired was formed on 12th March 2012.
Our Club was the first visually impaired flat green bowling club in Torbay and we know there is a real need for this kind of club in our area.
The Club aims to give blind and visually impaired members, of all ages, male and female, the opportunity of participating in the most popular sport, enjoyed by visually impaired people throughout the country.
Flat green bowling is an all year sport. In the long winter months we bowl indoor at Torquay United and in the summer months at Oldway. For those who just like to bowl socially or those that would like to participate in a variety of visually impaired competitions countrywide, the choice is yours, everyone is welcome to join in the fun. Sighted members are very welcome to join us, with helping on the green and in any social activities we arrange.
Bowling and the social benefits it brings, really does enhance the quality of life for blind and visually impaired people, in which the friendships, enjoyment and achievement are just some aspects of pleasure, received by our members.
We feel the Club, is instrumental in boosting confidence and helping break the isolation felt by visually impaired people. If you are quite active and would like to try bowling and join our very friendly circle of people, why not give it a go, whether you are a bowler losing some sight or you have never tried bowling before. Please contact me for further information on tel. 01803 846032.
John Newcombe MBE