Archives for Indoor Bowls

Independent review of bowls in Wales: Focus Group

On behalf of BowlsWales and the National Governing Bodies for the Indoor, Outdoor, Short Mat and Crown Green forms of the game, we are pleased to be hosting a series of group discussion as part of this independent review.  This is a wide ranging review, covering multiple areas including: · Governance · Structure · Communications · Safeguarding  · Development · Performance · Coaching and officiating · PR and marketing · Equality, diversity and inclusion   Counsel Ltd (www.counselltd.com) is the company conducting this review.  This review represents a very important opportunity for those with an interest in bowls in Wales to articulate
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WORLD BOWLS & IIBC WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS BRISTOL INDOOR BOWLS STADIUM – 25th MAY to 29TH MAY

Following the lifting of Covid19 restrictions World Bowls and the IIBC held the first major indoor championships, sixty four bowlers from twenty nine different countries took part in the event hosted by the Bristol Club. Robert Chisholm, Kerry Packwood, and Amy Williams represented Wales. The competition was made up of a men’s singles, ladies singles and mixed pairs events with the first three days being in groups with a round robin format and the best of two sets with a tie break if required. Men’s Group 3. Robert Chisholm beat Mark McGreal from the Isle of Man 2 – 0.
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Welsh Learning Disability Indoor Bowls Pairs Championship

On Sunday 20th February, 40 bowlers took to the green at Cardiff Indoor Bowls Club to compete for three Classifications titles in the Welsh Learning Disability Pairs Championship 2022. Well done to all competitors who took part in this competition, despite the awful weather conditions, all the entrants arrived safely.  Some tremendous bowling was witnessed by over 90 Bowlers, Volunteers, Coaches and supporters.  Bowlers from Pembroke, Radnorshire, Islwyn, Rhondda and Cardiff Chameleons, took part in round robin competitions in three separate classifications. The winners and runner-up in each Classification going on to the Semi-Finals and Finals to determine the Welsh Champions.
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Independent review of Bowls in Wales

BowlsWales is the national coordinating body for the sport of Bowls in Wales covering Indoor, Outdoor, Short Mat and Crown Green Bowls. Our role is to promote bowls as a lifetime sport for all. We are working closely with the national governing bodies (NGBs) for the various codes within our sport to support its development and promotion, from grass roots clubs through to elite competition. Our vision is that people of all ages have the opportunity to play bowls and to experience the physical, emotional and social benefits associated with our sport.  However, we recognise there are challenges facing our sport,
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Equality Monitoring Survey

BowlsWales in partnership with the National Governing Bodies (WBA, WWBA, WIBA, WLIBA, WSMBA, WCGBA, WBUA) have developed an Equality Monitoring Survey. As a sport, bowls has the potential to be one of the most inclusive sports, allowing people of ages and abilities to engage with bowls. At present, there is a limited amount of data that exists in order to evidence the current makeup of the Welsh bowling community. BowlsWales and the National Governing Bodies are committed to making bowls accessible to all. To help us with this, we want to ask you some questions so that we can better
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Lockdown Statement- Bridgend, Blaenau Gwent, Merthyr Tydfil & Newport

On Tuesday 22nd September, new restrictions will begin in the following Borough Council Areas: Bridgend Blaenau Gwent Merthyr Tydfil Newport These restrictions will mean that, in these areas, from tomorrow: People will not be allowed to enter or leave these areas without a reasonable excuse, such as travel for work or education. People will only be able to meet people they don’t live with outdoors; They will not be able to form, or be in, extended households.  Everyone over 11 years old will be required to wear face coverings in indoor public areas – as is the case across Wales.
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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 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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