International Bowling Federation And Tenpin Bowling Australia Partner For Global Expansion
enpin Bowling Australia (TBA) have announced a new MOU agreement with the International Bowling Federation (IBF) to license access to the Bowl Patrol and Bowl Abilities programs for all international bowling federations.
The deal will see increased reach and scope for youth development programs across the world, with the Australian federation set to lead the way for international program development.
TBA chair, Jerome Joseph, said the agreement is a great endorsement for the commitment of Sport Australia to deliver sports funding, as the programs were created directly from targeted Sport Australia funding.
“A core philosophy embedded within this MOU is to offer more people the opportunity to bowl,” Joseph said.
“This means we will find more people to participate and potentially become high performers within our sport over time.
“We are thrilled to have signed with the IBF for programs developed and adapted in Australia.
“It demonstrates the enormous confidence in TBA and our programs, that the IBFA wishes to promote for adoption by the rest of the global bowling federations,” he said.
Speaking on the partnership, IBF CEO, Andrew Oram, said: “We couldn’t be happier to partner with TBA on this important project.”
“The Bowl Patrol and Bowl Abilities programs align with our goal to establish a Long-Term Athlete Development Framework and will fill the current void in the athlete performance pathway.
“The pathway to participant health, longevity, and high performance in sport starts with strong junior programs.
“The IBFA is focused on growing our global junior and all abilities programs to increase participation in bowling along with finding the next generation of Jason Belmonte’s and Bec Whiting’s.
“Programs such as Bowl Patrol and Bowl Abilities allow us to further support our member federations in new and emerging markets,” Oram said.