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Tutor Biographies

Amanda Scriven-Purcell

Amanda is the Coach Bowls Coaching Manager and has worked for Bowls since October 2011. Her main role is to manage the coaching system in England, develop a new suite of qualifications and modules to benefit Coach Bowls members and clubs.

Amanda has been a coach of Rhythmic Gymnastics since she was 14 years of age. In her many years as a coach she has worked with raw beginners, children, adults, disabled performers, International Gymnasts and Olympians. She has coached at World events and Commonwealth Games all over the World.

Amanda’s passion is developing coaches. She became a tutor in Gymnastics in her twenties and delivers Coach Education from Level 1 to Level 3. She is also a Tutor for sports coach UK (an organisation that she was employed by for 8 years, helping many sports develop their qualifications and strategies for coaching). She has run her own Consultancy firm and is also an ex teacher and ex Army Officer.

Amanda now spends all of her spare time ferrying her daughter around her myriad of activities, taking part in Taekwondo, reading and cooking.

Amanda is a tutor and assessor for all modules available through the Coach Bowls Scheme


 

Gilly Ainslie

Gilly is a tutor and assessor for the ‘Play Bowls Activator’ & ‘Working with Disabled People in Bowls’ Modules and the Level 1 Qualification and is working towards tutoring Level 2 Qualifications.


 

Elaine Applebee

Elaine is a tutor and assessor for the ‘Play Bowls Activator’ Bowls’ Module and the Level 1 Qualification.


 

Barry Basford

Barry is a tutor and assessor for the ‘Play Bowls Activator’ Bowls’ Module and the Level 1 Qualification and is working towards tutoring Level 2 Qualifications.


 

Maddie Bexon

Madelin is now based at Exonia Bowls Club in Exeter and has been involved with bowls for over 18 years. She qualified as a coach over five years ago. During her time in bowls she has coached around 80 people and seen many of them move up to County Standard.

Madelin bridged to the ‘Coach Bowls’ scheme in 2012 and thoroughly enjoys her coaching role. Her passion comes from seeing individuals (new and not so new to the sport) progress and reach their full potential. With her background in teaching, a natural progression for her was to become a Coach Educator, which she achieved in 2014. With a skilled workforce working to a recognised standard, Madelin feels that this will ensure that all new coaches at Level One and Two will get a good grounding in all aspects of the coaching role. This will ensure that a club route level the coaching is consistent.

Madelin still runs her own small training company, set up 8 years ago, undertaking training courses in various health care related subjects 3 days per week. These are done for a variety of high profile National and smaller companies in Devon.

Other hobbies are bowls, walking and reading.

Maddie is a Tutor and Assessor for the ‘Play Bowls Activator module and the Level 1 Qualification.


 

Frank Curtis

Frank is a Tutor and Assessor for the ‘Play Bowls Activator module and the Level 1 Qualification.


 

Anthea Dore

Anthea is a Tutor and Assessor for the ‘Play Bowls Activator module and the Level 1 & 2 Qualifications.


 

Maxeen Fletcher

Maxeen is a Tutor and Assessor for the ‘Play Bowls Activator module and the Level 1 Qualification and is working towards tutoring Level 2 Qualifications.


 

Sheila Goodwin

Sheila is a Tutor and Assessor for the ‘Play Bowls Activator module and the Level 1 & 2 Qualifications.


 

Rex Hazeldine

Rex is a Tutor and Assessor for the ‘Play Bowls Activator module and the Level 1 & 2 Qualifications.


 

Maddie McConomy

Maddie is a Tutor and Assessor for the ‘Play Bowls Activator module and the Level 1 & 2 Qualifications.


 

Graham Marriner

Graham is a Tutor and Assessor for the ‘Play Bowls Activator module and the Level 1 Qualification and is working towards tutoring Level 2 Qualifications. He is also a Safeguarding in Bowls Tutor.


 

Frank Muston

Frank is a Tutor and Assessor for the ‘Play Bowls Activator module and the Level 1 & 2 Qualifications.


 

John Neal

John is a tutor for the ‘Play Bowls Activator’ Module


 

Alec Newberry

Alec is a tutor for the ‘Play Bowls Activator’ Module and assesses Level 1 & 2 Qualifications


 

Eddie Plume

Eddie is a Tutor and Assessor for the ‘Play Bowls Activator module and the Level 1 Qualification and is working towards tutoring Level 2 Qualifications


 

Don Pugh

Don is a retired Facilities Manager who worked for the Home Office (Forensic Science Services) with full security clearance. He was responsible for providing Building Services, employing a workforce of Security Guards, Service Engineers, Ceterers, Specialist Cleaners and so on. He trained the workforce in 1st Aid and Helath & Safety and was an active member of the St. John Ambulance for 17 years, with both advance Nursing and 1st Aid Certificates.

Don played professional football in his teens and later played County squash. He was also a coach in both sports and swam to keep fit.

Don took up bowling in 1996 and became a bowls umpire and coach in 2000. He has umpired at International Level (European Games) and became a regional tutor / assessor of Umpires.

A previous EBCS Level 3 coach, Don bridged across to the Coach Bowls scheme in 2014. He gained his Coach Educator Status in 2014.

As a bowler he has represented his county over 250 times! He has played in and managed the Middleton Cup County Team and played many times at the National Finals as County Champion. He was Match County Secretary for 10 years, President of Herefordshire County in 2006 & 2010 and Three Counties President in 2011.

He now devotes his time and energies into coaching and enjoying playing non-competitive bowls.

Don is a tutor and assessor for the ‘Play Bowls Activator’ Module and the Level 1 & 2 Qualifications.


 

David Rolls

David is a Tutor and Assessor for the ‘Play Bowls Activator module and the Level 1 & 2 Qualifications.


 

Denise Smith

Denise is a Tutor and Assessor for the ‘Play Bowls Activator module and working towards ‘Working with Disabled People in Bowls’ module as well as the Level 1 & 2 Qualifications.


 

Peter Sherlock

Peter spent 23 years in the Royal Navy, where he became an instructor responsible for the training of ground support personnel. Hi has also worked for British Aerospace, Westland Helicopters and Honeywell International. His service knowledge and experience was directed to technical publications and supply logistics, engaging with both internal and external customers, both home and abroad, ensuring repairs and overhauls of a variety of airborne equipment were completed within contractual timescales and costs.

Having a life-long interest in sport, including cycling and half-marathon running, Peter finally satisfied a long held desire and joined a bowling club in 1982, where he is still a member to this day. During this time he has held many positions within the club, in turn receiving a life membership in recognition. He plays both indoors and out with a very competitive attitude.

Peter became a bowls coach in 1986, progressing to an EBCS advanced coach, bridging across to Coach Bowls in 2013. He was the County Coach for Dorset and regional coach for the South West, organising seminars, assessments and training, at the same time working as the secretary for the EBCS. He was a National Umpire until three years ago, when he decided to concentrate on his coaching activities. He has worked with those new to the sport, established club bowlers and visually impaired and wheelchair bowlers, all of which he found challenging and rewarding.

He is a Coach Bowls tutor and Lead assessor which he gained through his belief in the Coach Bowls approach. This spurred him to take external qualification to improve his theoretical knowledge of sport, which have proved an advantage in the way in which he now approaches coaching. He is keen to be involved in all aspects of bowls coaching as he gains a great deal of satisfaction helping others to achieve their potential. He is a great believer and convert to the new approach to bowls coaching, which he holds as the only way forward if bowls coaches are to be considered a credible asset to the sport of bowls at all levels.

Peter is a tutor and assessor for the ‘Play Bowls Activator’ module and the Level 1 & 2 Qualifications. He is also involved in developing the new Level 3 Qualification.


 

Stuart Stamp

Stuart is a tutor for the ‘Play Bowls Activator’ Module and is working towards tutoring a Level 1 Qualification.


 

Diana Tribe

Diana is a tutor and assessor for the ‘Play Bowls Activator’ module and the Level 1 Qualification.


 

Mich Van Put

Mich is a tutor and assessor for the ‘Play Bowls Activator’ module and the Level 1 Qualification and is working towards tutoring Level 2 Qualifications.


 

Bill Wheatley

Bill is a tutor for the ‘Play Bowls Activator’ Module and working towards the Level 1 Qualification.


 

Duncan Donnelly

Duncan is a tutor and assessor for the Level 1 Qualification.


 

Martin Smith

Martin is a tutor and assessor for the Level 1 Qualification. He is also working towards becoming a tutor for the ‘Working with Disabled Bowlers’ module.


 

Greg Simmons

Greg is a tutor and assessor for the Level 1 Qualification. He is also working towards becoming a tutor for the ‘Working with Disabled Bowlers’ module.


 

Colin Wood

Colin is a tutor and assessor for the Level 1 Qualification.


 

Bernie Hill

Bernie is working towards becoming Coach Bowls Tutor.


 

Roger Humphrey

Roger is working towards becoming Coach Bowls Tutor.


John Rednall

John is working towards becoming Coach Bowls Tutor and is also involved in developing the Level 3 Qualification.


 

Nigel Morgan

Nigel is working towards becoming Coach Bowls Tutor.


 

Tessa Davis

Tessa is an Assessor for Coach Bowls Qualifications.


 

Jane King

Jane is an Assessor for Coach Bowls Qualifications.


 

Susan Cooper

Susan is a tutor for the Safeguarding in Bowls module


 

Liz Benkhe

Liz is a tutor for the Safeguarding in Bowls module


 

Alan Weightman

Alan is a tutor for the Safeguarding in Bowls module


 

Taiwo Ajayi

Taiwo is a tutor for the Safeguarding in Bowls module and is working towards becoming a tutor for the ‘Play Bowls Activator’ and Working with Disabled People in Bowls’ modules.

Last modified on Tuesday, 08 November 2016 09:51