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IBA Competitions 2021

IBA Cups and Championships 2021 The IBA have considered all aspects of current NI Executive guidelines and also the COVID considerations in the BLI. It is great we are in a much better position this year thanks to the new vaccines. As a result of this and recent meetings the following have been agreed for […]

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IBA Flag unfurled

Hon. Treasurer Robert Madden, President Dan Dempsey and Hon. Secretary John Millar Socially distanced unfurling of the IBA flag took place this week. It is great that we will start to get back to some bowling normality this year. Please see a message from our President, Dan Dempsey below: Dear Fellow Bowlers In 2020 & […]

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How can sport safeguard children?

Please see below information from NSPCC on how Sport can safeguard children. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WAoliBvKFQ Please take a look at the attached video clip which is about Contextual Safeguarding,and how children and young people can be further protected beyond their time at training sessions. By looking at where young people practice skills in their spare time, how […]

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New funding from SportNI for Bowls in NI

SportNI have announced a new funding stream to help sport ‘Build Back Better’ after the ravages of Covid 19 to Sport over the last 12 months. Please see a link to the announcement below. http://www.sportni.net/news/project-re-boot-team-up-announces-over-606k-to-support-sport-to-build-back-better/ Please see comments below from Neil Booth, Old Bleach BC who are one of the successful applicants from the fund. […]

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Jim Humphreys

It is with deep regret that we have to report the death of Honorary Member Jim Humphreys on 9th March 2021. Jim was a former member of 13th Old Boys and was President of the N. I. B. A in 2010 and an Honorary Member of the Association. Jim also held several Offices in the I B […]