Western Australia to Host 2025 National Disability Championships for the First Time in 15 Years

By Tenpin Bowling Australia
April 15, 2024

In a landmark announcement, Tenpin Bowling Australia (TBA) and Australian Disabilities Tenpin Incorporated (ADTi) are thrilled to declare that the 2025 National Disability Championships will be hosted in Western Australia, marking a significant return to the region after a 15-year hiatus.

This much-anticipated event will take place at Zone Bowling Morley, from June 4th to June 14th, 2025.

The decision to bring the Championships back to Western Australia, last hosted in 2010 at Zone Bowling Joondalup, comes from a dedicated effort by the ADTi Committee to rotate the prestigious event among all Australian states and territories, ensuring wide accessibility and inclusivity. After several years of anticipation and careful planning, the announcement comes as a celebration of overcoming previous scheduling challenges, allowing for advanced notice and better preparation for participants.

The selection of Western Australia as the host for the 2025 National Disability Championships reflects the commitment of TBA and ADTi to celebrate and support the spirit of tenpin bowling across the nation.

“We are excited to showcase the talents of these incredible bowlers in a state that has shown immense enthusiasm and support for disability tenpin bowling over the years,” said TBA CEO Ryan Edgar. “Western Australia deserve this opportunity to host this mammoth event which continues to be the most attended year after year on the TBA event calendar and one of the biggest disability sport events in the country”.

As preparations continue for the 2024 National Disability Championship at Zone Bowling Tuggeranong, in the Australian Capital Territory, from June 5th to June 15th, 2024, the overwhelming response and fully booked entries signal a thriving community and a growing passion for the sport.

Initially wanting to release entries in phases, it only took one phase for the entire 2024 championships to be booked out! At the time of this release, there has been a total of 1,842 entries that will see 7506 games played from a total of 359 bowlers. The ADTi are busy finishing processing entries so this number is expected to climb.

The success story of the 2024 event highlights the anticipation and excitement building up towards the 2025 Championships in Western Australia.

“The Australian Disabilities Tenpin Incorporated (ADTi) is proud to collaborate with Tenpin Bowling Australia in bringing the 2025 National Disability Championships to Western Australia,” stated Martin Sammut, Chair of ADTi. “This event, the 36th edition, is a testament to our collective effort to spotlight the incredible talent within the disabilities tenpin bowling community and to foster a supportive and competitive environment for all involved. We look forward to witnessing the spirit of competition and camaraderie in 2025.”

Entries for the 36th National Championships in WA are expected to open at the end of January 2025 with participants encouraged to mark their calendars.

To assist with travel and accommodation, TBA’s major partner, Sportslink, will offer exclusive packages and services to ensure a seamless experience for all attendees. Please email all enquiries to Simone Mitchell at [email protected]