Disability Bowls

Daniel Adams is the Learning Disability Representative for Disability Bowls England, living in Harlow.

When I was younger, my social and communication skills were quite limited. I was encouraged by my parents to take up sport and found bowls to be fun and relaxing. I started playing bowls aged 18 at Tye Green IBC and two years later at the Griffins Bowls Club.

I’m now playing indoor bowls at national level and have represented England in the Munro Cup, the Learning Disabilities International Series held in Scotland, making a major contribution to England’s triumph in the competition last June. I was awarded Active Harlow’s “Sports Personality of the Year” in 2019, and I’m now the Learning Disability  Representative for Disability Bowls England.

I believe Find Your Active is a great campaign to celebrate sport and exercise for all. Bowls can be played by people of all ages and abilities, for example, when I play in the Disability Bowls England national tournaments, I play against people who are visually impaired, physically abled, people with learning disabilities and other physical disabilities as well.

I think for all people, whatever the motivation for sport and exercise, it’s always worth it.

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