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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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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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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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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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Guidance for returning post firebreak

Following the release of the Welsh Government guidance for returning post firebreak, we can confirm the following: Bowls clubs can open following the end of the firebreak on November 9th at 12:01am. If you are aged 11 and over, you can play sport or exercise in a group of up to 30 people outdoors or 15 people indoors. Organised activity in simultaneous groups is allowed if the capacity is aligned to the UK Active Guidance. To ensure we comply with above we have set out the following, which must be enforced: each rink is treated as a separate entity and can have
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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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