Has Your Club Been Visited By The Bowls Wiltshire Coaching Team?

The County Coaching Team will visit your club and work on the green with club members. Minimum numbers 20 people, maximum numbers 30 for a six rink club; minimum 12 and maximum 18 for a four rink club. Activities are designed for improvers and experienced bowlers.

A typical club coaching session would cover:

  • ‘Trial Ends’ – an exercise in ‘reading’ the green
  • ‘Playing with Weight’ – controlled weight (one or two yards only)
  • ‘Freeze the Head’ – an exercise in head reading and decision-making as to the shots to play
  • ‘Beat the Shot’ – an exercise in playing to an adverse head
  • ‘Make them all Count!’ – an exercise in positional play

Plus – your chance to go on camera! We can film your delivery action with the video camera and analyse the results using freeze frame and slow motion techniques.

Specific requests for activities relating to marking and measuring (in conjunction with qualified Umpires) can be arranged.

We can tailor coaching activities according to the needs of your club members. You only have to ask.

Coaching Qualifications

The NGB recognised qualification is Coach Bowls provided via the BDA, Bowls Development Alliance.

Level 1 – Qualified to instruct beginner adults and children

Level 2 – Qualified to instruct from beginner stages through to competitive Club player. With experience can coach upto and including County players.

Level 3 – Qualified to instruct all levels up to and including International bowlers.

Coaching Accreditation

Under the auspices of the English Bowls Coaching Society (E.B.C.S) there are currently four levels of coaching certification, as follows:

Foundation Coach – Accredited to work with beginner adults and children

Club Coach – Accredited to instruct all players up to club level.

Senior Coach – Accredited to instruct all players up to and including County level, but can also training and assess Foundation and Club Coach candidates.

Advanced Coach – Accredited to instruct all players up to and including National level, but can also training and assess Foundation, Club Coach and Senior candidates.


At all Level, Coaches when working with Children or Vulnerable Adults on a regular and frequent basis, are required to have obtained/maintain an Enhanced DBS certificate.




The Wiltshire County Coach/County Coordinator is Nigel Morgan FBCS (Haydon Wick BC)

The Hon. Secretary is Don Butchers (Mere BC)

The Treasurer is Phil Reddan (Haydon Wick BC)

For more information regarding coaching, please visit Coach Bowls or  English Bowling Coaching Society website.

Please see the following link to a list of qualified coaches in Wiltshire Coaches