Association for Blind Bowlers invite

2015-08-12 06:00

GETTING older and facing health challenges does not have to mean the end of a person’s participation in sports.

This has been proved by the National Association For Blind Bowlers, KwaZulu-Natal Region (NABB, KZN).

Members play bowls every Sunday afternoon at Berea Bowling Club. The players are classed in three groups according to their sight challenges, B1 being totally blind, B2, B3 and B4 being different degrees of partial sight.

Currently the region has 12 bowlers who, with the assistance of a sighted person called the “director”, is given the direction and distance to bowl.

“Anyone from Amanzimtoti and surrounds with partial or no sight is welcome to join the region.

“The region is also looking for more directors - you need not have any bowling experience and will receive training in everything you need to know,” said chairperson, Peter Lonsdale.

“It is a lot of fun. The competition is stiff both among the bowlers and the directors, as the directors want to get their bowler to play well,” Toti bowler, Clifford­ Hole says.

Hole says bowling is a very sociable game, and one can play it anywhere in the world.

“I simply take my bowls with me when I travel and have been invited to play at other clubs,” Hole says.

For further information contact Lonsdale on 031 201 3347 or email

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