Archives for Welsh Short Mat 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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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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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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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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COVID-19 easing of restrictions brought forward

BowlsWales and the National Governing Bodies (WBA, WWBA, WIBA, WLIBA, WCGBA, WSMBA) welcome the Welsh Government’s movement to bring forward the easing of restrictions and that in doing so they have sought to prioritise sport and exercise. The Welsh Government have issued a written statement, and due to the improving coronavirus situation in Wales dates for the return of sport have been brought forward. Outdoor Group activity for up to 30 adults can restart from the 26 April, where it had previously been the 3 May. Indoor sporting facilities, including gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools will be able to reopen
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Welsh Government announcement- 26th March

BowlsWales, WBA, WWBA and WCGBA welcome the Welsh Government’s announcement that Organised outdoor children’s activities can resume. This will allow any person under 18 years old to take part in organised outdoor activity. The number of people who can meet outdoors is now a maximum of 6 people from 2 different households. You will find Club guidelines on BowlsWales and NGB websites. In addition, the following areas will be considered as part of the 22 April review, if the public health situation continues to remain positive and vaccination rates continue to increase: Gyms, leisure and fitness facilities Outdoor attractions Outdoor
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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

Hello all, Health matters obviously predominate: here is the latest update from Public Health Wales: https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-information-on-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/ ________________________________________________________________   But before we go… Here at BowlsWales we would love to see and share lots of bowls activities you can do both in your garden and in your home. We want as many people to get involved as possible, so please share your videos and tag @BowlsWales and #RollupBowlup We are encouraging clubs and individuals to tag other members/clubs to get involved. Are you up for the challenge?! Alternatively you can send videos direct to us. We’ll post them on our social
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