Welcome to Warwickshire Women's Bowling Association
My Dear Girls,
It has been a while, to say the least – out walking the dog early each morning I have ‘penned’ a missive to you many a time only for yet another edict to come from either the Government or B. E which has stopped me in my tracks.
It is time now though, keeping our fingers crossed, to gird our loins and be ready to break out and get back to a slightly more normal way of life. Bowls England have been in consultation with all County Associations regarding the playing of competitive bowls during the coming season. Several matches in May have already been cancelled but we hope to be able to complete all our competitions in 2021 but we are, like everyone, dependent on Government and Bowls England guidelines.
Your Officers are very positive in getting out on the green (yes, in our new strip) playing matches ‘according to the relative rules’, so hopefully we will be able to meet up again very soon.
The Tour will go ahead leaving Stratford on Wednesday 15 September, Cairngorm Travel have been wonderful and are working hard to accommodate us ‘as was’ – we will have a few places available, we may not get any bowls in but will be able to see more of that wonderful part of the country, so if you are at all interested and would like to come with a friend, please give either Elaine or myself a ring asap.
My charity, Mary's Meals has now raised £5,120.00 - which means we have fed 321 at £15.95 of the poorest children in school for a year. Thank you to everyone who has supported.
Take care every one of you, we look forward to meeting up soon and then we can ‘kick on’.
Upwards and onwards with flexibility now added for 2021!
Your President Mary and Officers.
Coaching and Safeguarding Courses
Coach Bowls have organised more coaching and safeguarding online courses which are proving to be very popular and the feedback from previous courses has been extremely positive.
Delivered online via Zoom there is no travelling so participants can take part in the safety and comfort of their own home.
To find out more information and to access the courses go to coachbowls.org and click on course booking.
Under 25 Bowls Academy
The Warwickshire Bowls Academy has been formed to provide young bowlers in the Under 25 age bracket with the opportunity to work with other players within the whole of the County; develop young players to be the best bowlers they can be, both as individuals and to be ready to represent the County; to allow members of the Academy the option to become qualified coaches in their own right.
The Aim is to develop and enhance practical bowling skills; to broaden and develop players' knowledge of the game; to foster and develop team spirit ; highlight why young people are important to the future of the County; to prepare young players to challenge for places in all Warwickshire Bowls Association teams; and to identify and prepare players for potential Bowls England Youth Academy and International teams.
It is initially planned to hold four sessions per year. However extra sessions may be added if and when appropriate. The sessions will take place on Sunday mornings at Lillington BC South Warwickshire commencing at 10.00am and ending at 12.30pm. The dates for 2021 are as follows Sunday 16 May; Sunday 6 June; Sunday 20 June; Sunday 18 July. Further details and information can be found at https://www.warwickshirebowls.org.uk/Downloads/WCBA-Academy.pdf