Countdown to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
Who are Team Wales?
Team Wales are the bowlers that represent Wales on the International stage.
Many of the players participate in both indoor and outdoor bowls, and are selected by the National Governing Bodies to participate in high-performance squads based on their playing successes, ability and potential.
Did you know that the Team Wales Womens team are currently ranked 2nd in the world?
Did you know that the Team Wales Mens team are currently ranked 6th in the world?
Download the official World Bowls Womens ranking table to see more.
Download the official World Bowls Mens ranking table to see more.
Wales' Commonwealth Games Women's, Men's, Para and VI Bowls Team
Team Wales Commonwealth Games 2018 Women’s
Team Wales Commonwealth Games 2018 Para's
Team Wales Commonwealth Games 2018 Men’s
Team Wales Visually Impaired Pairs and support staff
Training and Preparation
Bowlers are athletes; dedication and time committed to the sport is crucial to achieve the highest standard. Each individual requires a strict, but varied training and preparation programme.
Based on the competition requirements in a given year, training programmes are created by nominated Managers and Coaches. This ensures Team Wales are fully prepared using competitive play, coaching, sports science and fitness.
Team Wales’ ambition is to continue to develop players to a high level which will enable us to successfully represent our country, and be the best in the World.
We have the ambition to win medals, promote our Sport and maintain our status as a top bowls nation.
Team Wales have exciting opportunities ahead and we will continue to work with all National Governing Bodies to enable us to develop bowlers across Wales to achieve our best.
Whilst Wales have always competed to a high standard on the International stage, performances in 2016 put bowls in Wales firmly on the map. Both teams were extremely successful with the women achieving the impressive status of 2nd in the World and the men reaching a well-deserved 6th. Over the past year alone, Wales has gained the Gold Medal in the Women’s Pairs and Silver in Women's Triples World Championships and, more recently, Wales won Gold in the Mixed Fours in the European Championships (see News). Other recent successes include:
- Ladies Singles Champion of Champions 2017: Gold
- Men’s Singles Champion of Champions 2017: Bronze
- U25 Champion of Champions 2017 - Gold medal in men’s singles.
- 8 Nations Visually Impaired Pairs test match June 2017 - Bronze medal
- 8 Nations Para Triples test match June 2017 - Bronze medal
- Men’s Six Nations 2016: Bronze
- Champion of Champions 2016 - Silver Medal in men’s singles.
- Hong Kong International Bowls Classic 2016 - Silver medal in men’s singles; Bronze medal in men’s pairs.
- Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 - Bronze medal in men’s triples.
Top juniors descended on Newport Indoor Bowls Club recently for the World Indoor Bowls Council’s World under 25 Championships. It was a stunning campaign for the Welsh U25’s with Wales featuring in all finals and winning two of the three titles. More information is available here.
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