Scottish Select Visually Impaired Bowls Team 2016
A Scottish team of visually impaired and blind bowlers managed by Ron McArthur will be going to Israel in May to take part in a Quadram. Tournament The Nations particpating are England, Israel, Scotland and South Africa.
The cost to the 15 strong Scottish squad will be £12000.
Unlike most mainstream sports, International disability sports athletes and competitors have to either totally fund or contribute to the cost of the events they compete in. This problem is exacebated for the Visually Impaired. They require a director/pilot for them to compete, this doubles the cost and as bowling coaches are volunteers, they also have to pay their own costs.
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