19th September, Lausanne: World Bowling, the global body for Tenpin Bowling and Para Bowling today launches a Quality Programme for bowling facilities and equipment providers.
An internationally recognised quality-assurance programme will provide consistent and dependable industry standards for the performance, construction and durability of installations worldwide and ensures the appropriate quality for the intended level of play. As a result, it will help inspire more people to participate in bowling, promote athlete welfare and protect the investment of those funding bowling facilities.
The programme also includes Certified Manufacturers, Certified Centre Builders and Preferred Suppliers (global companies that manufacture and build bowling facilities) meaning that investors in bowling centres can now specify they require a World Bowling Approved Product and installation by a recognised specialist contractor.
The World Bowling Quality Programme will extend across the sports equipment manufacturers and suppliers with certification within elite level competitions across it's 114 member federations and five confederations.
The programme is an integral part of the new World Bowling strategy, launched at the 2019 Congress in Las Vegas, that aims to make bowling a truly global sport accessible to all. As part of the overall strategy, a key initiative was launched to increase the degree of professionalism in bowling. The new Quality Programme is one of the first steps in the new strategy.
The programme is also in-line with the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Olympic Agenda 2020 recommendations to improve sustainability within organisations and operations.
Speaking of this programme, World Bowling President HE Sheikh Talal Mohammed Al-Sabah said: "We believe that the long-term success of our sport lies in the quality of bowling facilities around the world. As part of our new World Bowling strategy, we want to create international standards ensuring the sustainability, affordability and accessibility of bowling facilities worldwide."
He continued: "As a result, we have launched the World Bowling Quality Programme for bowling facilities and equipment, developed with the best interest of bowlers at its heart. This programme will have a significant impact on the next generation of our athletes, the future of our sport, who will be able to learn and develop their skills in safe and reliable environments."
The programme will be officially launched in Dubai on November 11th and 12th 2019.
About World Bowling: World Bowling is the governing body for the sport of tenpin bowling and heads 114 national federations from five confederations. Bowling is played in the Asian Games, the Asian Indoor and Martial Art Games, the Pan American Games and The World Games.