Posts by Claire Joll

Get ready to celebrate!! The LDIBIS Munro Cup 2021 dates are in!!

The Learning Disability Indoor Bowls International Series Management team are pleased to announce that the next LDIBIS event for the Munro Cup will be held in Cardiff on 15th, 16th & 17th June 2021 (Subject to covid-19 restrictions) Having had to cancel the organised event in June 2020 due to Covid-19 the team at LDIBIS have been working hard behind the scenes to give our athletes something to plan for and look forward too. “Covid has affected us all and cancelling the event in June was the right decision but so heart wrenching for all involved,” said LDIBIS Competition Manager
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Food & Beverage

BowlsWales would like to clarify the situation regarding indoor bar and restaurant facilities. From Monday 3rd August, “When venues open indoors you will be able to eat or drink indoors only with the people you live with (members of your own household) or members of your extended household if you have agreed to form one.” “Monday 3 August you will be allowed to eat or drink outdoors with people outside your household or extended household, as long as you maintain social and physical distancing from them and the size of the group does not exceed 30 people.” We would like to remind
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Spectators

Supporters and other spectators should be limited at this stage to only those persons who need to attend, e.g. parents or guardians of children who require their attendance for health or safeguarding reasons. All spectators are to remain socially and physically distanced from each other and from the area of play whilst attending events, including accessing and leaving the venue, use of any facilities and whilst watching game play. The area of play, or closer to it than social distancing rules would permit, will count towards the total number people considered to the gathered for the organised outdoor activity, where
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Covid-19 Indoor Bowls Update

  Following the First Minister’s announcements on Friday 31st July, we welcomes the news below. ‘If conditions remain favourable, from 10 August: ‘Swimming pools, indoor fitness studios, gyms, spas and indoor leisure centres will be able to re-open.’ BowlsWales are working collaboratively with the National Governing Bodies to finalise the Indoor Guidelines and intend to distribute as soon as possible. We await the revised Welsh Government’s Coronavirus Regulations together with the Welsh Government’s updated guidance. We ask if clubs can wait until we have released our guidelines before acting upon the above. We encourage clubs to complete the following: Club
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Joint Statement from BowlsWales and National Governing Bodies

Statement-03/08/2020 BowlsWales met with all the National Governing Bodies for bowls on 20th July to agree a way forward for the administration and organisation of the sport in Wales. In a positive meeting it was unanimously agreed to establish a working party with equal representation from Bowls Wales and the National Governing Bodies to explore potential amendments to the Articles of Association for BowlsWales, prior to recruiting for the vacant Director posts at Bowls Wales.
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BowlsWales Statement-Tuesday 14th July 2020

BowlsWales are aware of a recent newsletter issued by a number of our member associations over the weekend and wish to make the following statement in response. Firstly, we wish to condemn in the strongest terms the callous personal attacks on our Directors and, in particular, our former Chair Alun Jones. Alun served BowlsWales with distinction for his three year term of office and also worked tirelessly during his role with the Welsh Bowls Federation (WBF) to make a positive difference to bowls in Wales. To suggest that he stepped down as a result of any actions or pressure by
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BowlsWales update on large gatherings

BowlsWales Covid-19 Update-14th July 2020 Following the First Minister’s announcements on Friday 10th July, BowlsWales welcomes the news below. ‘The Welsh Government is making changes to the regulations to allow larger gatherings of up to 30 people outdoors only where these are organised and supervised by a responsible person for sports and other leisure activities and classes.’ The number of people allowed on each rink is governed by current legislation and restrictions on adhering to social distancing. Outdoor group coaching sessions can now re-start safely whilst following the Welsh Government and Industry guidelines. From Monday 13th July, food and beverage can also
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BowlsWales Newsletter- 09/07/2020

Hello All,  We hope many of you are enjoying being back on the green. This week’s Newsletter brings you a new funding opportunity and a look at the WWBA Charity Challenge. To find out more click here: https://mailchi.mp/07dcd5f3ed40/bowlswalesnewsletter-4485632
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BOWLS CLUBS THROUGHOUT WALES BENEFIT THROUGH SPORT WALES GRANTS

Sport Wales’s Emergency Relief Fund, which has been in place since the start of the lockdown, has come to an end – with a number of Bowls Clubs throughout Wales benefiting from its payouts. The Coronavirus lockdown posed a serious financial risk to many bowls clubs in Wales due to a loss of income while fixed costs still needed to be paid. During this period, Sport Wales received 741 applications from all sports and awarded £618,234 to help safeguard the futures of hundreds of clubs. Bowls clubs received 21% of the total awarded by Sport Wales. BowlsWales is delighted that
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Alun Jones announces his departure as Chair of BowlsWales

BowlsWales has today announced that Alun Jones is stepping down from his role as Chair of BowlsWales and the board, following completion of his three years term of office. Alun was a key member of the Steering Committee that successfully delivered the transition from the Welsh Bowls Federation to the formation of BowlsWales in 2017 and since then has worked tirelessly alongside bowls organisations and individuals throughout the country to promote our sport. Board service is one of the toughest volunteer roles of all, and Alun has undertaken his role with dedication and a clear sense of purpose and it
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