All member clubs of the CCSMBA are required to ensure that they have adequate insurance provision in place.
The English National Short Mat Bowling Association offers an insurance policy through brokers Sutton Winson underwritten by Allianz Plc.
The policy covers clubs for Civil Liability, Employers Liability, Equipment and Trailer Cover and Money Cover. A copy of the Policy Summary can be accessed on the ESMBA Website. Other information about the insurance policy can be found on the ESMBA website.
Administration of the ESMBA Insurance Scheme is undertaken directly with Sutton Winson.
Application forms must be sent to Sutton Winson Ltd, c/o Michelle Donnachie, Greenacre Court, Station Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 9DS. Please do not send to CCSMBA or ESMBA representatives.
A letter co-signed by Sutton Winson and ESMBA Chairman Barry Hedges dated 15th December sets out a number of changes to the policy from the forthcoming renewal on 1st March 2021 and the effect on policy cover in the event of clubs not affiliating bowlers with the ESMBA. Clubs currently insured through Sutton Winson are enouraged to read the letter with upmost urgency.
Clubs that operate from, or are a part of a club registered with Bowls England should confirm with their insurance broker that the outdoor club policy adequately covers Short Mat Bowling activities.
All bowlers affiliated with the ESMBA benefit from Personal Accident Insurance that is being offered to all members as part the ESMBA membership package, more information can be found on the ESMBA website.