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New Partnership for Blind & Vision Impaired Bowling

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tenpin Bowling Australia (TBA) is pleased to announce the formation of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Blind Sports Australia (BSA) and the Blind and Vision Impaired Bowling Association (BVIT).

Blind Sports Australia is the peak governing body of all blind and vision impaired sport in Australia as recognised by the Australian Sports Commission while the Blind and Vision Impaired Bowling Association is the national association for blind and vision impaired tenpin bowlers.

The MOU demonstrates the commitment of all parties to work in collaboration to improve the participation opportunities and options for Australians who are blind or vision impaired.  Vision Australia has estimated that more than 350,000 people in Australia are blind or have vision impairment.

Tenpin Bowling Australia CEO, Cara Honeychurch said "This is a very exciting time not only for our organisation and partners, but also for the bowling community.  This agreement further demonstrates our organisations commitment to include all Australians into tenpin bowling ensuring itís a lifetime sport option."

"The level of participation in sport by the blind and vision impaired community is very low.  BSA and BVIT are very pleased to be working with TBA to increase participation and inclusiveness in Tenpin Bowling," said Blind Sports Australia CEO, Stephen Barnes.

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