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Coach Bowls Conference

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We are delighted to announce that on Thursday 22nd March 2018 Coach Bowls will be hosting the first ever coaching conference for bowls coaches.

The event will take place at the Woodland Grange Hotel in Royal Leamington Spa and will run from 11am (10.30am registration) to 5pm (to include a 3 course lunch and refreshments all day).

The event aims to be inspiring and thought provoking as well as providing coaches with the opportunity to take away ideas that they can use in their own coaching plans.

More than 600 coaches recently replied to a survey asking for their thoughts and ideas and we are incorporating many of these in the day. It will include ideas on working with children and young people and looking into how the psychology of sport can improve performance.

The new Coach Bowls National Coaching Awards will also be launched and awarded at this event

Places are limited so early booking is advised

THE CONFERENCE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. If you would like to put your name on the waiting list please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and Coach Bowls membership number.

The price of the conference is:

  • £45 for non-Coach Bowls Members
  • £30 for Coach Bowls Members.

You can book online by clicking here

We are finalising the details of the key note speakers for the event and more details will be released in due course.

Breaking News - 08/11/17

David Turner, a Great Britain and England Coach for the javelin throw and resident javelin coach at Loughborough University will be leading the “Working with Children & Young People” workshop at the Coaching-Making A Positive Difference conference to be held on 22nd March 2018 at the Woodland Grange Hotel in Leamington Spa.

David has co-authored several books on coaching children including “First Steps into Coaching”, “Coaching Children 5-12” and “How to Coach the Fundamentals of Movement”

David is passionate about coaching children and young people in a developmentally appropriate way throughout their sporting life and is a huge advocate of the “Youth Physical Development Model”

The highlight of his coaching career to date came in July 2017 when David coached Hollie Arnold to a gold medal and a world record for javelin at the IPC World Para-athletics Championships in London

We are delighted that David will leading the workshop.


Breaking News - 26/10/17

The BDA are delighted to have secured Nigel Redman, the current Head of Performance Team Development for British Swimming as the keynote speaker at the Coaching-Making A Positive Difference conference next March

In his current role he is tasked with supporting and developing the Performance Team on their journey to Tokyo 2020

Nigel played for Bath Rugby club on more than 300 occasions and gained 20 caps playing for England

He was also a member of the successful British and Irish Lions team on their tour of South Africa in 1997 where he captained the team on two occasions.

After retiring in 1999 Nigel began his coaching career that included time with England and in the Aviva Premiership.

Nigel is a believer in the saying “you owe it to your players to be the best coach you can possibly be” and during his time as a coach has worked his way through the coaching awards to become only one of a handful of coaches to be awarded Level 5 status. He has worked alongside some of UK’s best Olympic coaches as part of the UK Sport Elite Coach Programme.

As well as British Swimming he has worked as a coach and mentor to coaches and leaders of Winter Olympic and Summer Olympic sports, Premier League Football and the Rugby Football Union

We are delighted he will be our keynote speaker and look forward to hearing more about his career in coaching.

More news to follow

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