Posts by Beth

Frantic Five

Congratulations to the junior team from Rhondda Indoor Bowls Club who were recently crowned the inaugural champions of the new WIBA Frantic Five competition. The inaugural Frantic Five competition took place on Sunday 8th April at Radnorshire Indoor Bowls Club. The competition was organised by the WIBA to encourage young bowlers to play competitively in a team environment, whilst having fun and embracing the spirit of the game. The new concept is designed to get a group of young players interacting with each other on the green, John Phillips, WIBA Junior Coordinator explained, ‘The competition is for teams of five
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Grants Available for Disadvantaged Youth Projects in Wales

MSCT (the Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust) have announced a one-off Grant Scheme called the YOUTH FUND GRANT. The grants are available to organisations providing for young people age 14 to 19 Years old. Funding is STRICTLY for equipment, training, and project delivery costs only. (Capital, Salaries and Overheads will not be entertained). Amount available – £5,000.00 Opening on 1.1.2018 to 1.4.2018. More information is available here. Download the application form here. Click here to download the MSCT YOUTH FUND HANDBOOK 2018
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BowlsWales Performance Group Chair

BowlsWales is the newly formed coordinating body for bowls in Wales and is about to embark on an exciting and stimulating period of development. Our range of activities cover the whole of the sport, from early development through to competition on the world stage. Wales already excels on the world stage and we are looking for a talented and passionate individual to lead our activities in respect of our performance pathways, ensuring the right preparation and talent development for our most gifted players and to ensure that our teams and individuals are fully prepared for competition against the world’s best.
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Bowls reaching out to the Community

The need for clubs reaching out into community events has never been greater, and there are some great examples of this happening across Wales to promote our sport. At a recent ageing well event at the Grand Theatre in Swansea, organised by the Local Authority and partners, Swansea Indoor Bowls Club successfully hosted an information stand aimed at attracting new members. Complete with information leaflets, a set of bowls and pop up banners, their stand at the large event had a strong presence alongside organisations from the public and third sectors as well as community groups and projects. Two members
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Winning ways for Welsh Juniors

Top juniors decended on Newport Indoor Bowls Club last week for the World Indoor Bowls Council’s World under 25 Championships. The three day event saw top players from Wales, Scotland, Ireland, England, Isle of Man, Gurnsey and Canada vying it out for the three titles up for grabs. It was a stunning campaign for the Welsh U25’s with Wales featuring in all finals and winning two of the three titles.  Amy Williams’ title triumph came courstey of a 8-2, 5-4 win over current World indoor Champion Chloe Watson (Ireland). Amy had impressive straight set victories in the opening stages and
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Team Wales Para-Sport Selections Announced For Cycling, Bowls and Table Tennis

Commonwealth Games Wales have today revealed the names of seven Welsh athletes selected to compete for Team Wales in three of the para-sports featured at next year’s Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. The latest 2018 Team Wales athletes to be confirmed will be competing in para-cycling, para-lawn bowls and para-table tennis. The Welsh para-athletics squad was announced earlier this week. Double gold winner at this year’s World Championships in Los Angeles, and ranked second in the world, James Ball will represent Wales in the men’s blind and visually impaired cycling event. Competing in para lawn bowls will be Julie
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Newport hosts World Bowls Competition

Wales has hosted many great sporting events and the City of Newport will be adding to that emphatic list when the Newport Indoor Bowls Centre plays host to the World Indoor Bowls Council Championships in December 2017. The championship will see seven countries including top players from Wales vying for the titles up for grabs which includes World Junior Men’s and Ladies Singles and Mixed Triples Championships. Jordan Davies, Ffion Jones, Seren Jones, Ross Owen, Daniel Salmon and Amy Williams will all be competing during this 3-day festival of bowls, which promises to deliver some top-class competition and exciting play.
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Welcome to the new BowlsWales website!

Welcome to the new BowlsWales website! We are very excited to launch our new website. We have worked hard to modernise our site and make it fully responsive. If you are at home on your laptop, at your local bowls club on your tablet, or having a quick browse on your phone to find out more about us, you can now access lots of information about bowls in Wales. We have developed clear navigation, so users can find their way easily around the site. We also have a new Blog, which will be updated frequently to showcase all of the
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Wales Medal Success at the British Isles Visually Impaired Bowls Championship

Glasgow Indoor Bowls Club hosted the British Isles Visually Impaired Bowls Championship from 6 – 8 October. This event was marked as one of the final selection events ahead of the Commonwealth Games and so performance was crucial. Welsh Team Manager John Wilson said “Although we have a much smaller team than England and Scotland, it is a side full of quality bowlers and potential is high. I am confident that we will secure medals and punch well above our weight. The players are contesting for places and will show their quality”. Over the three days of competition, the standard
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Team Wales win Gold on Channel Islands

Wales’ Bethan Russ, Chris Klefenz, Emma Gittins and Chris Ashman struck gold at the 11th European Championships. The quartet claimed the mixed fours title over Ireland and Scotland in an impressive fashion dropping just one set during the 6 day competition. Held every two years, this year’s Championships took place at the Les Creux Bowls Club, Jersey with players from 16 Nations from across Europe competing. The format of the competition includes 3 disciplines; Mixed Rinks, Men’s Pairs and Women’s Pairs all played in a group set-up. After a busy week on the greens the men’s and women’s pairs finished
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