New bowlers should undergo an induction programme designed to enable them to play a positive part in team bowls. This is typically held over a four week period. Once the new bowler has learned the basics and the coach is confident of their ability, he/she can take their first steps into bowls club life.

Further coaching is available to help each bowler reach their own goals, whether that is to be a reasonable member of a friendly social team, or whether it extends to a desire to be a winner of county or national honours.

Qualified coaches will not tell others that they need coaching, but will respond to requests for assistance in a non-judgemental, self –learning way. On Club Nights, coaches may be able to suggest purposeful practices which members will find useful.

Remember – just ask, if you want a bit of technical or moral support.


David Rolls - Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Bowls awarded by 1st4Sport

- County Coaching Coordinator

- (also Level 3 English Bowls Coaching Society (EBCS) no longer recognised by Bowls England)