High Performance Update
Bowls Scotland are pleased to update on some new developments within High Performance.
Following a review of the High Performance programme carried out in 2019, work has been ongoing to create a structure that will support the continued success of Scottish players and para-players at World and Commonwealth level. Over time, this new structure will expand to aid the development of upcoming players and create a sustainable pathway for players at different ages and stages to develop.
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the bowling season for both domestic and performance practice and competitions. It is vital that with the re-scheduled World Championships in 2021 and Commonwealth Games in 2022 we provide a programme of training and support for our top players.
Within the coming weeks, Bowls Scotland will be able to formally announce the first stage of our performance structure with a focused programme of support for a number of our top performing international players in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham 2022. The selection process for this programme will take place imminently.
Work will be continuing to put the resources in place to grow the programme and deliver a similar level of support for our developing players who are aspiring to represent Scotland at future World Championships and Commonwealth Games.
These programmes will also involve several coaches who Bowls Scotland will be working to support and develop to enable them to deliver high quality and effective sessions to our players.