Posts by Claire Joll

Performance Group Independent Chair

  Performance Group Independent Chair BowlsWales is the coordinating body for bowls in Wales. The group are looking for expressions of interest to recruit an Independent Chair to lead the Performance Group. The role will include working to key performance indicators as set by the Board of Directors to ensure clear pathways to success for the sport on the elite stage, and that we achieve required objectives as set out in the conditions of the Sport Wales funding. We are looking for a passionate individual to lead and support the groups activities in respect of performance pathways, preparation and talent development and to ensure that the Welsh
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NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETING

Notice is hereby given that a General Meeting of the Company shall take place on THURSDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER at 7.30pm via zoom. The position of ‘Director nominated by a Member’ on the BowlsWales Board will be up for election and voted by the Members. Important Notes for Members: • The Agenda for the meeting will be circulated at least 14 days before the GM in line with the current Articles. • Nominations for this position can only be made by a Member holding voting rights. Nominations must be submitted (together with the nominee’s written consent) on the Company’s approved form.
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Welsh Government Announcement- 6th August 2021

The First Minister has confirmed that Wales will move to full Alert Level 0 this Saturday 7 August. This means that most current legal restrictions will move into guidance, there remain some specific legal protections listed below: Everyone must continue to isolate for 10 days if they have Covid-19 symptoms or if they have a positive test result. Face coverings will continue to be required in most indoor public places in Wales, including on public transport, in shops and in healthcare settings. There will be exemptions for people who cannot wear them, as there are currently. All those responsible for
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WELSH CROWN GREEN BOWLING ASSOCIATION LADIES MERIT FINAL 2021.

The 2021 Ladies Merit Final was held on Sunday 25th July at Mancot BC as part of the Events Research Programme due to the Covid 19 pandemic situation. This was the last event undertaken as part of the programme for 2021. Despite greatly reduced numbers at all of the Merits this year, those who have entered and come along to support have enjoyed the experience of bowling again and have helped tremendously by their patience and consideration of the rules on hygiene and social distancing. There were only nine entries for this years’ competition, but this did not lessen the
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WELSH CROWN GREEN BOWLING ASSOCIATION 2021 VET’S MERIT FINAL.

  Photo show. Dave Mathias and the fifteen players and Deputy President Jack Hunt. The 2021 Vet’s Merit Final was held this year at Benllech BC. Our host for the day was Immediate Past President, Dave Mathias. The honour is given to the Immediate Past President to host this event in their area and one they look forward to. Qualifying rounds are held in each of the four Crown Green areas ( Flintshire, Glyndwr, Gwynedd and Wrexham) where sixteen progress to the final day. Our Referees were DT Evans, Alan Davies and Arthur Peake. The only lady in the line
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WELSH CROWN GREEN BOWLING ASSOCIATION JUNIOR MERIT 2021.

Sunday 11th July 2021 and it was the turn of the Welsh Juniors to step up for this years’ Merit. The event was held at Highbury BC, Prestatyn and hosted by 2021 Deputy President of the WCGBA, Jack Hunt – no stranger at the top of the game, having won the Welsh Senior Merit, The British Senior Merit and Crown King in the same year back in 1979. Jack is a strong advocate of Junior bowling and was clearly delighted with the event. Once again the number of entries was greatly reduced with only 13 players in place of the
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WELSH CROWN GREEN BOWLING ASSOCIATION SENIOR MERIT FINAL -27th JUNE 2021

The 2021 Senior Merit Final was held at Argoed Bowling Club in Flintshire. In front of a much reduced crowd of spectators, sixteen qualifiers – from across North Wales met to the 2021 winner. Bowls, like many outdoor sports, has been adversely affected by the Covid 19 restrictions for the past year and there was an air of delight and anticipation from those lucky enough to have booked a place around the green. The event this year was held as part of the ongoing event research programme which looks at large scale events in sport and elsewhere and how they
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The National Governing Bodies and BowlsWales Launch a National Campaign

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit communities across Wales hard and as a result, sport in the community has never been more important. The National Governing Body Development and Communication Group have developed a National Campaign aimed to help clubs retain and attract interest in the club during the pandemic and in the aftermath. BOWLS AWARENESS CAMPAIGN is a month-long campaign which will take place between the 14th June-14th July. The aim of the National initiative is to showcase and celebrate existing engagement with the bowls community and to promote new and exciting opportunities to help attract new members. The National
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Covid Guidance Update For Lawn Bowls

BowlsWales, WBA and WWBA have been working together over the recent months to ensure guidelines and information to clubs are compliant with any Welsh Government regulations. Return to play guidelines for clubs will be released next week and can be found on BowlsWales and WBA & WWBA websites. These guidelines will be in accordance with the anticipated Welsh Government announcement on 23/04 permitting outdoor organised activity of up to 30 people to take place from Monday 26th April. Key information for clubs is as follows; Travel should be minimised but any travel taken is at a club’s/person’s own risk. Travelling
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Innovation Fund

In recognition of the effect that COVID-19 has brought on the sport and leisure sector, the Welsh Government has provided additional funding to support the sector in its greatest need. The fund is intended to provide essential support to sports clubs and organisations, independent providers and sporting events who have all faced significant challenges during the crisis and continue to be severely impacted. In order to provide the widest possible opportunity to maximise the benefits from this additional funding, BowlsWales have decided to allocate the fund in three ways: £5,000 to fund BowlsWales Projects (which can deliver opportunities for all codes)
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