HOTSPOT! Information and Disability Press Release

Bowls Wiltshire has been awarded Hotspot status for 2016 by the Bowls Development Alliance.

There will be a Launch Event at Devizes BC on Saturday 16th January 2-4pm.

Each Club has been invited to send 2 reps to learn more about the opportunities afforded by being involved in this project.There will be a presentation by WASP and BW to give information about the help,advice,funding and support that will be available.

In connection with the Disability strand of this work there is a press release…

Press Release – National Disability Survey Report 2015 Released

This is the Press release that was published when the award was made…

Investing in County Bowls

The Bowls Development Alliance have announced that Wiltshire has been selected as one of 8 counties in the country to be a Bowls Hot Spot Area. The project that will be led by Wiltshire and Swindon Sport will see clubs in the County being able to enjoy a range of benefits and raise its profile as a sport anyone can take up and enjoy. During next year some of the clubs in Wiltshire will be hosting open days and taking bowls into local communities to encourage people to give the sport a try. There will also be support for clubs to increase the number of coaches in the County and develop new skills and knowledge within clubs.

Chair of Bowls Wiltshire, June Corbett said “We are delighted to have been awarded Hotspot status for 2016 and look forward to working with WASP and the BDA to provide the 49 BW Clubs with valuable support for Coaching, Recruitment, Development and Retention of both new and existing members. We see this as an exciting opportunity to promote and develop the game of Bowls in Wiltshire.

Wiltshire and Swindon Sport CEO Steve Boocock said “We have an active and successful bowls community in Wiltshire and with this additional funding more people will be given the opportunity to take part”

The project will run throughout 2016 and any Community groups who would be interested in hosting one of the bowls just play events are encouraged to contact Wiltshire and Swindon Sport dominique@wiltssport.org