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Players and officials ready for Learning Disability International Series

The Learning Disability Indoor Bowls International Series management team, athletes and volunteers are ready to rock and roll in Cardiff.

After the event being postponed, due to the COVID-19 pandemic a total of three times, the LDIBIS event for the Munro Cup will be held at Cardiff IBC on April 26, 27 and 28 (with some COVID-19 restrictions).

The team at LDIBIS have been working hard behind the scenes to give the athletes something to plan for and look forward too.

โ€œCOVID-19 has affected us all and cancelling the previously scheduled events was the right decision but so heart-wrenching for all involved,โ€ said LDIBIS competition manager Janice Gower.

Athletes from Wales, Scotland and England will descend on Cardiff IBC for what will be a show of teamwork and prowess. Defending champions England will have to see off tough opposition from the home team Wales and a very strong Scottish squad.

โ€œThis is great news for all involved,โ€ said head official Dan Bluett.

โ€œWe have some amazing volunteers who travel from all over the country to support these athletes and the athletes themselves do not disappoint. They are great exponents of indoor bowls.โ€

Barrie Jenkins, Welsh team head coach, said: โ€œWe are delighted to be hosts for this series, it has seemed a long wait, but we are looking forward to welcoming the athletes and their coaches, the event volunteers and LDIBIS management team to Cardiff.โ€

The main play takes place over Wednesday and Thursday, April 27 and 28, with the closing ceremony and medal presentations taking place Thursday teatime. There will be a raffle to help support the event and it is hopeful spectators will be permitted (COVID-19 restrictions allowing).

Added Janice: โ€œThe event and the teams are self-funded and we have some wonderful supporters but, as all events like these, we are volunteer led and if you would like to make a donation or be involved please do not hesitate to contact us via our operations manager Richard Maddieson at rmaddieson@gmail.com or contact one of the countries head coaches: Wales โ€“ Barrie Jenkins (barriejenkins50@live.com); England โ€“ Marie Nicholson (marie.nich52@gmail.com) or Scotland โ€“ Ron McArthur (mrronmcarthur@btinternet.com).โ€


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