The BTBA is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Costello as our new Disability Inclusion Officer. A former bowler herself, Karen has an understanding of the sport and the challenges faced. She has a background in school administration, specialising in inclusion and wellbeing, as well as volunteering with Merlin, a multiple sclerosis charity and working as an Ambassador for Allergy UK, highlighting awareness of severe allergies across various media. Karen was also the Welfare Officer at her work branch of PCS (Public and Commercial Services Union) and is looking forward to bringing her knowledge and experiences to the role.
Terry Searle, BTBA Director of Sport said “I welcome Karen to the BTBA, she brings a desire to be a strong representative for physical and invisible disabilities, along with ability to market to the members both universal and transparent procedures to that conform to government guidelines. I am looking forward to working with Karen, her considerable skill and enthusiasm will be great for the future of our great sport.”
We would also like to announce the appointment of Helen Tamblyn-Saville as the new Chair of Women’s National Council. Helen also works for the BTBA as the Communications Manager and is looking forward to the challenge of setting up the WNC again, with the aim of increasing participation in the sport.
Terry said “I am grateful to Helen for accepting the additional role as the Head of the Women’s National Council, I can think of nobody better equipped to deliver a strong well supported programme than Helen, we can all look forward to facing the passion that she will bring to the new women’s agenda”.