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Annual Meeting 5 February 2023

2023 Calendar of meetings, courses and coaching events

NEW : Vacancy : County Coaching Development Officer. ( Voluntary )

The Essex Bowls Coaching Association ( EBCA) is currently looking to recruit a Coaching Development Officer.

An outline description of the role is listed below.

Anyone interested should send a letter of interest and/or a CV to t  Tony Ellis EBCA Secretary via  .


Closing Date for applications is Tuesday 28th February.

Applicants should be available for interview on Tuesday 7 March .


If you require any more information please contact Trevor Plank, County Coach,


Coaching Development Officer

accountable to the EBCA Board

responsible for identifying new developments in coaching techniques

responsible for identifying and evaluating new and existing training courses for coaches, eg safeguarding, etc

responsible for identifying any legal changes that may affect coaches, eg, DBS regulations, etc.

 responsible for identifying best practices

responsible for creating a workshop to impart these best practices

responsible for creating a refresher workshop to refresh coaches on a regular basis (3 yearly perhaps

agree the results of the above responsibilities with the EBCA board and feed into the County Coach for implementation


Thank You

Greg Moss

Chairman EBCA

Essex Bowls Coaching Association



With the Open season approaching many clubs will be thinking about recruiting new members.

The EBCA has experience of successfully helping clubs to organise advertising campaigns and  club Open days.

If any coach or club official  is interested in attending a recruitment presentation please let us know by Emailing with your details including club .

If there is sufficient interest a session will be arranged.

The session will be free.

T. Plank

Essex County Coach

Coach Bowls County Co-ordinator

Courses and dates for Coach Bowls (Level 1 and Level 2) are on their website -
These include Safeguarding courses (recommended for all coaches) and will be required for club Safeguarding Officers. 

Coaches Registration 

All  coaches are reminded that they should have renewed their membership with their relevant coaching organisation by now. Anyone who has not done so will need to have done so by 1 April 23 to be able to coach in Essex. 

Anyone needing assistance please contact us on 

Disclosure and Barring Service

Coach Bowls : In line with Bowls England policy both level 1 and level 2 Coach Bowls coaches should
now hold a current Enhanced DBS certificate. If you haven’t already obtained yours please contact


EBCS Qualified coaches can obtain an Enhanced DBS by contacting Carol Watt-Sullivan via
English Bowls Coaching Society English Bowls Coaching Society - Contact


All coaches will need to hold a certificate by 1 April 2023

It is recommended that all coaches confirm their registration and DBS by providing a copy of both to
their club secretary, who may then wish to display the Insurance policy within the club

Essex Bowls Coaches Association : Road Shows during the  2022 season

During the 2022 outdoor season the EBCA road show team visited 17 clubs and coached over 500 club

The team, all of which are Coach Bowls and/or EBCS level 2 coaches and hold enhanced DBS, provided sessions
aimed at both new and experienced bowlers.

The sessions for new/inexperienced bowlers cover delivery, line, length and purposeful practices. There
is also a Power Point presentation available on Etiquette.

Sessions for the more experienced bowlers and skips included individual faults, bowls ballistics, shot
selection, team play and purposeful practices.

Book your indoor coaching session now the outdoor season is over

If you want more detail’s please Email me via


Coaching Update 

Safeguarding :  All Coaches are strongly recommended to complete a Safeguarding course as soon as possible. Details on Coach Bowls Website Course Booking -  

EBCA Coaching Positions : As a growing organisation we are continually looking to increase our active membership so that we can offer more to our clubs and coaches. We currently have a team of 8 Coach Bowls and/or EBCS level 2 coaches who regularly organise and run courses and events. If you are interested in joining our team please let us know.  

Thank You
Trevor Plank
County Coach
Coach Bowls Co-ordinator

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