As bowls is a year-round, inclusive sport, there are always opportunities to get involved even if playing is not for you, by volunteering your time and expertise you can make a huge difference to the sport either at a local or national level.

Here are a few examples of how you can join in:

To help your local club

  • Help with setting up/closing at your local club
  • Help with marketing activities, or organising events to promote your club
  • Help coach new or young players
  • Help set up a ‘Bowls Buddy’ scheme to welcome and retain new members
  • Assist with the governance of your club and help make it a success
  • Look at possible funding opportunities to help your club develop

To help at competitions and events

  • Help with the organising and set up at events/competitions
  • Help assist umpires at competitions or other events
  • Help with stewarding
  • Help guide spectators
  • At competitions, be a scoreboard operator/marker

To help bowls reach its full potential in Wales

  • Take up a role with your National Governing Body or Service Organisation or even both
  • Look on the BowlsWales website for volunteer positions within the sport
  • Assist with the various governance requirements for your NGB/SO or nationally through BowlsWales

This is just a snapshot of the volunteer opportunities that are available within bowls at both a local and national level.  If you would like to get involved please contact your National Governing Body, Service Organisation or even both to see how you can help.

Club Solutions


Club Solutions has been developed by Sport Wales to provide help for sports clubs and volunteers in Wales by providing a wealth of information, guidance and advice. So, if you have questions about anything to do with your club, or simply need a bit of help with a query, Club solutions is your one stop shop for guidance. More information is available on the Club Solutions website.

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