Bowls England Chair David Mitchell-Gears MBE has shown his support to Coach Bowls by qualifying as a Level 1 Coach.
Mr Mitchell-Gears attended the two-day course at Clacton-on-Sea and received notice of his successful qualification this week.
Coach Bowls is the only nationally recognised coaching qualification for the sport of bowls in England.
Qualifications are delivered in partnership with 1st 4 Sport, as the awarding body, and all successful candidates receive an externally accredited qualification that is regulated by Ofqual (the Government body for the award of national qualifications).
Coach Bowls qualifications are wholly recommended by Bowls England and the English Indoor Bowling Association Ltd.
Upon completing his course, Mr Mitchell-Gears said: “I am delighted to have qualified as a Level 1 coach under the Coach Bowls scheme and I would strongly recommend that as many of our affiliated members as possible consider enrolling on the Coach Bowls courses.”
Upcoming Coach Bowls courses can be viewed at http://www.coachbowls.org where an online booking facility is available.
Any individual affiliated member of Bowls England may apply for financial assistance for up to 50 per cent of the cost of the course.
To download a Coaching Bursary application form, or for more information, visit https://www.bowlsengland.com/for-bowlers/coaching-bursary