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BDA Statement - Coach Bowls

As agreed in 2016 with Sport England and the Bowls Development Alliance (BDA) the transition of coaching to the member National Governing Bodies will be effective from April 1st 2019. This transition forms part of a long-term sustainability plan to ensure that coaching is embedded into the sport.

From 1st April 2019 responsibility will move across to English Indoor Bowling Association (EIBA) and Bowls England (BE) who have made a joint commitment to continue to support and develop coaching for the benefit of the sport.

Both British Crown Green Bowling Association and English Short Mat Bowling Association will continue to support Coach Bowls and to encourage all their coaches to move across to the nationally recognised qualifications.

The BDA and the member National Governing Bodies have been working towards a smooth managed transition over the past twelve months and will continue to do so over the remaining four months.

“Coach Bowls” remains under the direct management of the BDA until 31st March 2019.

The BDA will continue to deliver its’ “Play Bowls Strategy” through to March 31st, 2021.

Early next year information will become available from Sport England regarding applications for further funding to take the BDA through to March 31st, 2025.

Finally, as per the joint statement issued by BDA, EIBA, and BE on 1st August 2015, Coach Bowls is and continues to be the only recognised bowls qualification for flat green indoor and outdoor bowls.

Further details about the progress of the transition will be released in early January 2019.

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    Play Bowls Activator Module

    Venue Date Time Places remaining Price Booking Link Notes
    Hatfield IBC, Hertfordshire, AL10 9PJ  13/02/2019 9.30am - 1.30pm 9 £25 Click here to book  
    Darlington South Park BC, DL1 5TG 21/04/2019 9.30am - 1.30pm 2 £25 Click here to book  

     

    Working with Disabled People in Bowls Module

    Venue Date Time Places remaining Price Booking Link Notes
    Donyngs IBC, Surrey, RH1 1DP 12/01/2019 9am - 1pm 10 £35 Click here to book  
    Thornaby IBC, Durham, TS17 9EW 26/02/2019 9am - 1pm 16 £35 Click here to book  
    Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre,
    S36 1EG
    26/01/2019 8.45am - 12.45pm 16 £35 Click Here to book  

     

    Safeguarding in Bowls - "Time to Listen"

    Venue Date Time Places remaining Price Booking Link Notes
    Donyngs IBC, Surrey, RH1 1DP 16/03/2019 9am - 1pm 7 £35 Click here to book  
    Leicester IBC, Leicestershire, LE3 5SA 15/12/2018 10am - 2pm 4 £35 Click here to book  
    Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre,
    S36 1EG
    19/01/2019 1.15pm - 5.15pm 16 £35 Click here to book  

    Adult Safegarding in Bowls

    Venue Date Time Places remaining Price Booking Link Notes
    Bristol IBC, Bristol, BS3 2TY 22/01/2019 11am - 2pm 16 £30 Click here to book  
    Topsham BC, Exeter, Devon, EX3 0HF 23/01/2019 10am - 1pm 15 £30 Click here to book  
    Birmingham IBC, Birmingham, B13 0HN 31/01/2019 1pm - 4pm 16 £30 Click here to book  

    Level 1 - Award in Coaching Bowls (All days are 9am to 5pm and attendance at all days is required)

    Venue Day 1 Day 2 Places remaining Price Booking Link Notes
    Tilbury IBC, Essex, RM18 8AA 12/01/2019 16/02/2019 0 £130 Click here to book  
    Rushcliffe IBC, NG2 7YG 16/01/2019 20/02/2019 11 £130 Click here to book  
    Donyngs IBC, Surrey, RH1 1DP 17/03/2019 27/04/2019 0 £130 Click here to book  
    Sidmouth BC, EX10 8NH 01/02/2019 30/03/2019 12 £130 Click here to book  

     

    Level 2 - Certificate in Coaching Bowls (All days are 9am to 5pm and attendance at all days is required)

    Venue Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Places remaining Price Booking Link
    Bristol IBC, Bristol, BS3 2TY 12/01/19 09/02/19 17/03/19 31/03/19 20/04/19 3 £220 Click here to book

     

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