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Yorkshire Bowling Association

Safeguarding in bowls courses

By Stephen Atkinson Yorkshire Bowling Association

Monday, 7 January 2019


Yorkshire Bowling Association Contributor


I was at a Bowls England meeting in November where John McGuinness the Director of Coaching suggested that all players irrespective of their standard benefit from coaching - he gave examples of top sportsman all of whom had coaches. It is with this in mind that there is an emphasis for all clubs to have a coach, they should also have a 'Safeguarding Officer' who is familiar with current legislation on the subject and how it affects their club.

The Bowls Development Alliance in Association with Bowls England are holding courses in our area (see attached), Bowls England offer bursaries to clubs sending members to the courses - you may even be able to get other funding from local sporting bodies.

Please find list below of the upcoming Coach Bowls courses including coaching, safeguarding, working with disabled & play bowls activator module in Yorkshire and Durham.

Saturday 19 January at Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre, Sheffield S36 1EG
Safeguarding in Bowls - "Time to Listen" - Yorkshire and a Working with Disabled People in Bowls Module. 
Saturday 26 January at Thornaby Indoor Bowls Club TS17 9EW
Working with Disabled People in Bowls Module  
Sunday 10 February at York & District Indoor Bowls Club YO24 2NW
Level 1 coaching course
Thursday 28 March at York & District Indoor Bowls Club YO24 2NW
Adult Safeguarding in Bowls module
Sunday 21 April at Darlington South Park B.C.
Play Bowls Activator Module 
Further information can be found at http://www.coachbowls.org , including how to book onto the courses.

Contact Information

Stephen Atkinson

  • 01904 795655
  • 07790 233727

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