Tenpin Bowling Australia (TBA) is proud to announce the signing of a significant MOU with the International Bowling Federation (IBF). This agreement is for the International Bowling Federation Academy (IBFA) to license access to our Bowl Patrol and Bowl Abilities programs for all international bowling Federations.
This is an historic moment for Tenpin Bowling globally, with the limited offerings for junior and all abilities programs in many regions in the world, this agreement will see increased reach and scope for youth development programs that will streamline the athlete pathway for the global bowling community. Australia is a mature market and is leading the charge in program development.
‘A core philosophy embedded within this MOU is, to offer more people the opportunity to bowl. This means we will find more people to participate and potentially become high performers within our sport over time’, Jerome Joseph (Chair, TBA) said. ‘We are thrilled to have signed with the IBF for programs developed and adapted in Australia. It demonstrates enormous confidence in TBA and our programs, that the IBFA wishes to promote for adoption by the rest of the global bowling Federations.’
Jerome further commented that this is also a wonderful endorsement for Sport Australia and their commitment to sports funding. These programs were conceived as a direct result of targeted Sport Australia program funding support.
Andrew Oram (CEO, IBF) commented ‘we couldn’t be happier to partner with TBA on this important project. The Bowl Patrol and Bowl Abilities programs align with our goal to establish a Long-Term Athlete Development Framework and will fill the current void in the Athlete Performance Pathway. The pathway to participant health, longevity and high performance in sport starts with strong junior programs. The IBFA is focused on growing our global junior and all abilities programs to increase participation in bowling along with finding the next generation of Jason Belmonte’s and Bec Whiting’s. Programs such as Bowl Patrol and Bowl Abilities allow us to further support our member federations in new and emerging markets’.
The outcomes TBA anticipate from this signing are many, enduring and will have direct positive impacts, including new revenue streams, for our Sport in Australia. Keep an eye out for further content and progress on these exciting developments.