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All set for LDIBIS Falkirk 2024

Dreams are made and hearts are broken at the yearly meeting of the International Sides for the Learning Disabilities Indoor Bowls International Series Munro Cup.

The 2024 event will be held at Falkirk indoor bowls club on April 24 and 25.
England, who will be defending the title and also won the first event in Falkirk in 2019, will be hoping for a successful trip over the border again.
However, the Scotland roars can be heard for miles, and they will be calling on home soil support to help them raise the Munro Cup in the heart of Scotland.
Furthest to travel will be the squad from Wales who year on year are gaining experience and skill and friends ta boot, could they lift the wonderful silver friendship cup in 2024?
Practise day is Tuesday, April 23, when all three competing countries get time to familiarise themselves with the pace of the carpet and their surroundings. Then itโ€™s down to business on Wednesday, April 24, where, after a superb opening ceremony at 9am, the teams take to the rinks and competition gets underway. Then onto Thursday, April 25, and the teams face the final sessions in the International Series where the winners will be decided medals will be presented and the winning teamโ€™s coach will lift the prestigious Munro Cup aloft at the closing ceremony.
So, if you have a couple of hours to spare why don’t you come and support these amazing athletes. There will, no doubt, be some exceptional team performances and the atmosphere guaranteed to captivate all who witness this event. Entrance is free. But any input into the raffle or merchandise is greatly appreciated as the event is self-funding and appreciates any support however small or large.
Event manager Janice Gower said: โ€œWe are into our fourth series and itโ€™s great to see so many familiar faces arrive and some new athletes as well. The smiles from everyone quantify the reason we organise this event for these amazing people. If you don’t believe me, come and see for yourself.
โ€œWe have a great team of dedicated volunteers including the management team who put a lot of hard work in behind the scenes to make this all happen. Again, we have a dedicated event photographer which proved very popular last year in York. We have some lovely merchandise available with, of course, the usual raffles which make our events happen. The venue has ample parking, a well-stocked bar and fabulous catering which will be open to all throughout the event.”
Falkirk club president Zander Ness is delighted the LDIBIS team is using the club again for 2024.
โ€œOn behalf of Falkirk Indoor Bowling Club, we are delighted to once again be the host club for the LDIBIS Munro Cup, the fourth in the series. This international event gives an opportunity to those with a wide range of disabilities to compete at an international event. We here at Falkirk fondly remember Ian Munro, a key advocate in the promotion of learning and disability bowls. He kindly donated the quaich which will once again be played for on April 24 and 25. We wish all competitors good luck and good bowling.โ€
The event has to rely on donations and support from individuals and companies to run and our event volunteers fund themselves. If you feel you can support the event in anyway, please get in touch. Anything small or large is greatly appreciated. Please get in touch with Richard Maddieson, operations manager, by email rmaddieson@gmail.com or message them on Facebook.
April 24 and 25 at Falkirk โ€“ come and give these athletes some support and join in the smiles.


Level 1: Graeme Panton, Darryl Stewart, Frank Maguire
Level 2: Raymond Brumby, Robbie Anderson, Paul Clapperton, Pamela Mitchell, Ryan Flynn, Adam Strachan, Frazer Hutchison
Level 3: Jamie Leigh Lutton, Lee Duncan, Pauline Fullarton,
Lynn Crawford
Management: Gary Flynn โ€“ head coach, Ian Hepworth โ€“ assistant head coach
Level 1: Chris Gray, Sally Darby, Daniel Humphreys
Level 2: Harry Atkin, Gemma Broadhead, Barry Nicholson,
Steven Nicholson, Rhys Milton , Lucas Manousios, Andrew Dale
Level 3: Ross Bolland, Chris McPherson, Dougal Watson,
Will Sharman
Management: Marie Nicholson โ€“ head coach, Kirsty Atkin โ€“ assistant head coach
Level 1: Naomi Baelz, Lorna Clark, Harry Gwatkin
Level 2: Millie Campbell, Andrew Roberts, James Oโ€™Brien,
Ian Kelleher, David Williams, Rebecca King, Josh George
Level 3: Gwawr Harries, Sean Thackwray, Gareth Brown, Jeffrey Pugh
Management: Barrie Jenkins โ€“ head coach, Stephen Whitmore and John Dackers โ€“ assistant coaches

Caption: The 2023 teams

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