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  1. All Clubs within the County of Essex will be instructed that ALL Coaches trained under the Coach Bowls and EBCS Level 1 or above Coaching Schemes must have an Enhanced DBS Check.

  2. All Clubs within the County of Essex should retain data on any Coach operating from their Club regarding up-to-date DBS Vetting, Registration with EBCA and Current Registration with their Coaching Body and current insurance provision.

  3. All Clubs within the County will be instructed that ALL Coaches must register with the EBCA. They will endorse their affiliation form each year that this process has been undertaken.

  • If a Club or Individual choose to disregard this instruction, then they will be acting without the support and authority of the County and in the event of a legal claim in respect of Coaching will be solely responsible for any legal redress.

  • This Policy to be fully implemented by 1st April 2023 (start of Summer Outdoor Season)


Other Coaching Issues for Support and attention

The following matters have been identified for further support and action where required:

These matters will be Actioned and resolved in conjunction with above Proposal. 

1.    Some Clubs not having qualified coaches. The review recommends that all clubs have minimum of 2 coaches, with at least one being Coach Bowls

2.    Qualified coaches who are not currently registered with their governing body.  These coaches will not have the necessary insurance.

3.    Coaches exceeding their qualifications. These coaches will not have had the relevant training and they may not be insured.

4.    Clubs not recognizing the value of Coaching and NOT supporting provision of coaches, within the Club structure. This is not good for either the Coach, Club or members. Reliance on experienced bowlers to coach does not provide best coaching and development for club members

5.    Coaches not willing to coach outside their own Club. The EBCA encourages all Coaches to be available to assist any bowler from any club when asked.

6.    Clubs not annually checking that coaches are registered with their governing body. Clubs should have a copy of a coach’s current insurance document and DBS certificate.

Registration with EBCA

To register with EBCA each coach must have: -

a)   Successfully completed a CB and/or EBCS coaching course.

b)   Be currently registered with that organization and therefore will hold a current insurance policy

c)   Hold a relevant DBS Enhanced Certificate

d)   Only coach within their qualification.

Membership to Essex Bowls Coaching Association is free

Greg Moss

On behalf of the EBCA Board.

19th October 2022

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