Bowls Scotland to deliver Coaching Courses at European Championships

Bowls Scotland is delighted to announce that our Development Team will be co-ordinating the Bowls Scotland coaching courses for other countries at the upcoming European Championships.

The Head of Coach and Volunteer Development Craig Bolan, National Development Officer Lawra Cox, and Tutor Adam Martin, will make the trip to Guernsey this week to begin delivering courses to other nations from around Europe.

This programme has been funded by World Bowls with Bowls Scotland’s coaching courses being chosen due to their high quality content and effective delivery.

The Development Team will provide four days’ worth of classes that will include the ‘Introduction to Bowls Coaching Award’ and ‘Level 1 Bowls Coaching Award’ being delivered. There are 50 bowlers from all around Europe set to attend these classes between Thursday 19th – Sunday 22nd September. A session will also be delivered for the Guernsey Tigers Juniors to show the coaching qualifications in action and support coaching for the youngsters of Guernsey.

Head of Coach and Volunteer Development Craig Bolan, said: “Bowls Scotland are delighted to deliver our coaching awards at the European Championships.

“It has been fantastic working in partnership with Garry Collins of World Bowls and Bowls Guernsey to organise and promote the courses.

“We have worked hard to develop our coaching awards and we are proud that they have been recognised by the other European Bowls governing bodies as being of a high standard.  Our tutors are looking forward to supporting and developing coaches from a range of countries attending the Championships.”

Bowls Guernsey Secretary and Chairman of the 2019 European Championships Organising Committee, Garry Collins, said: “Firstly, I am delighted to be working with Bowls Scotland in delivering coaching courses before the 2019 European Championships as we tabled the idea two years ago at the previous championships in our host bid document.

“With also being the World Bowls Director for Europe, I am keen coaching is pushed to all countries, especially new countries and the idea has been taken up by the Board to promote ahead of all major championships if possible.

“In Guernsey, we plan to form a new coaching committee and offer coaching to all new members joining the clubs for free, with the aim to get some members fully trained to Level 2 standards.”


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