Bowls Scotland Tutor Q&A: Alan Reed

Our skilled team of Bowls Scotland Tutors help deliver our coach education courses all over Scotland. Some of the tutor workforce have taken part in a Q&A to tell us more about their role and what they love about bowls. Alan Reed brings his experience and knowledge from other sports to educate and support bowlers on their coaching journeys.

Full Name: Alan Reed
Club: Unattached – a non-bowls player – but cricket player

1) Describe your role as a Bowls Scotland tutor
I tutor and mentor in in many different avenues, Aquatics, Disability and Cricket – So I bring an educational aspect to my delivery as a tutor, with knowledge on ‘how to coach’ rather than the technical aspects

2) Why did you decide to become a tutor?

I have wanted to be a coach since I was 15 years old, so Tutoring and supporting others has been the natural progression through my career

3) What do you like best about coaching?

Helping support people to learn how to develop themselves

4) What advice would you give to someone looking to try bowls?

It is easy and fun - there are no barriers to participation

5) What is your favourite thing about bowls?

There are always ways to improve and challenge yourself

You can register your interest in becoming a Bowls Scotland Tutor year-round, for more information on the role or for an informal discussion, please get in touch with our Coach & Volunteer Manager, Adam Martin, via or 07591 825874.

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