Terry Hopkins, WBA Secretary, is currently in hospital waiting for an operation on his back. He will be out of action for about one week from 21st April 2017.
We all wish him well.
22nd April 2017
Congratulations to Golden Boy Dan Salmon
We are so proud of Daniel Salmon on becoming Junior World Champion at the Junior World Championships at Broadbeach Bowls Club in Australia. Dan beat Australian Corey Wedlock in the final to claim the gold medal.
Very many congratulations, fantastic achievement!
2nd April 2017
Vacancy: Post of General Manager
A vacancy for the post of General Manager to Bowls Wales has arisen.
21 hours per week (3 days) and located in Wales
Salary and Benefits £35,000 pa pro rata based on 35 hour week
Part Time 21hrs p/w, Fixed Term (2 years) with potential for extension + pension + 20 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays pro rata.
For more information on this role, please download the following PDFs by clicking the links below
To apply for this post please send a full current CV and a covering letter outlining how you meet the job description to:
Tel: 07970 823106
Closing Date for Applications: Friday 5 th May 2017 at 5pm
Interview Date: Wednesday 17th May 2017 from 4pm onwards
Interview Venue: Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff
13th March 2017
Wales Deaf Sports Survey
Wales Deaf Sports is working to develop greater opportunities for deaf people to play, coach, volunteer and succeed in sport across Wales.
They want to explore ways in which Wales Deaf Sports and partner organisations can encourage people with any degree of hearing loss to participate and progress through sport and physical activity.
They are undertaking research with the deaf and hard of hearing to identify people's needs and barriers to sport participation, the survey is aimed at those with hearing loss.
To take part in the survey, please click this link: https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=148059358885
24th January 2017
Vacancy - WBF Communications Panel Member (CLOSING DATE NOW PASSED)
The Welsh Bowls Federation are looking for enthusiastic and committed people to sit as part of the Communications Group and help shape a Communications Plan for Welsh Bowls.
Do you have ideas on how to take bowls in Wales forward? Are you innovative? Are you able to enthuse others and plan effectively and efficiently with limited resources?
This is an opportunity to shape bowls in Wales, which is voluntary driven but has a real desire and passion to reach its Vision and mission.
This is a voluntary role, and meetings are likely to take place during evenings and/or weekends.
If you are interested please send a short expression of interest detailing your experience to
firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 11th January 2017
31th December 2016
Silver Medal for Jonathan Tomlinson at World Champion of Champions
Very many congratulations to Jon Tomlinson on winning a silver medal at the World Singles Champion of Champions in Queensland, Australia recently.
21st November 2016
Atlantic Rim Games to come to Wales
We are delighted to announce that the Welsh Bowling Association has been successful in its bid to host the Atlantic Rim Games in 2019.
More details will be forthcoming as we get them.
21st November 2016
Bronze Medal for Welsh Pairs at Hong Kong Classic
David Kingdon and Daniel Salmon travelled to Hong Kong to take part in the Hong Kong Classic Pairs earlier this month and came home with a Bronze Medal. Congratulations to you both.
Photo courtesy of Hong Kong Classic
21st November 2016
Wales vs England Under 18s Test Series
The Wales vs England Under 18s International Test Series took place on the 17th ad 18th September at Barry Athletic. It was a very close match with Wales losing by only 2 points. Congratulations to all who took part.
24th September 2016
Congratulations to the Welsh Junior International Team
The Junior Internationals took place in Elgin in Scotland last weekend, 10th & 11th September and our Junior team came runners up this year receiving the Tom Mcllvenna Trophy.
Many congratulations to all who took part.
13th September 2016
Congratulations to the Welsh Senior International Team
The British Isles and Senior Internationals took place over the last few days in Llandrindod Wells where the Welsh Team played some outstanding bowls, making the whole weekend a joy to watch. Although they missed out on winning the Championships by just ONE SHOT, losing to England on Sunday morning, they made us all so very proud of the standard of bowls they played over all three games and their team spirit. Very many congratulations to all involved.
4th July 2016
Congratulations to Monmouthshire on winning the Open Double Rink 2016
The WBA Open Double Rink competition took place yesterday at Llandrindod Wells. Monmouthshire were the successful team, congratulations to them.
9th May 2016
World Bowls announces appointment of new Public Relations Consultant
The following press release was provided by World Bowls:
President John Bell and the Board of Directors are delighted to announce the appointment of award-winning journalist and publisher David Allen to the position of Public Relations Consultant to the World Bowls organisation.
'It’s an extension of our determination to grow the World Bowls brand, to raise the profile of lawn bowls, and to gain maximum possible exposure from our media and marketing potential,’ Mr Bell said at the announcement. ‘David is the top man in his field and we’re thrilled to have his personality, professionalism and positivity on our team.’
David Allen brings a lifetime of experience and a success proven track record in media, marketing and public relations to the role, while his knowledge of everything bowls is second-to-none.
The incumbent editor in chief of Inside Bowls, the official magazine of World Bowls, Mr Allen has enjoyed a long association with the World Bowls team, having worked closely to provide media and information output at many world championship events over the past decade.
5 May 2016
9th May 2016
New ITOs for Welsh Bowls
The Welsh Bowls Umpires Association are delighted to have four newly qualified International Technical Officials, part of their bid for support through the World Bowls development strategy.
Having submitted an application in the Autumn of 2015, the WB regional director for Europe, Andy Ewens has been working with the Welsh Umpires Panel to identify methods and processes for the recruitment and development of officials to support the sport throughout Wales.
The four successful candidates are:--
|Keith Jones||Mid Glamorgan|
|Alun Rees||South Glamorgan|
4th May 2016
Congratulations to David Kingdon on winning a bronze medal in the Singles competition at the 6 Nations Test Series in New Zealand in March.
Photos of David Kingdon collecting his medal can be seen in the Gallery
23rd April 2016
Congratulations to Jarred Breen and Melanie Thomas on winning a silver medal in the Mixed Pairs in the Junior World Bowls Competition in Australia. And well done to Jarred in the singles play off - only just missing out on a bronze medal.
18th April 2016
Congratulations to David Harding of Penylan BC who has now become the WBA Team manager elect. He will work along side the existing Team Manager Alun Hodges for the remainder of the 2015 season, and will take the post over at the WBA AGM in December 2016.
1st February 2016
WBA CODE OF CONDUCT
All members are reminded of the W.B.A. Code of Conduct as on page 161 of the current WBA Handbook.
This also applies to comments made on Twitter and Facebook.
A copy of the Code of Conduct has also been added to this website. Click here to view it.
Added: 12th June 2014