Feniton bowler bags top coaching certificate the first to do so in Devon!

PUBLISHED: 08:30 16 January 2014 | UPDATED: 08:30 16 January 2014

Feniton bowler Ian Veitch with his certificate for bowls coaching

Feniton bowler Ian Veitch with his certificate for bowls coaching


Devon became the guinea pig county for the first ever Bowls Development Alliance Level 1 Qualification Course for coaching the sport of bowls, when 10 local Bowls volunteers successfully completed the first ever nationally recognised qualification, writes Tony Broughton.

This is a brand new coaching system aimed at getting more players into Bowls, especially the young and retired. It has already gained the approval of Bowls England and Bowls Devon.

The qualification was gained over two intensive days study at ISCA Indoor Bowls Club and Exonia Bowls Club separated by a period of a month.

Three of the 10 were members of the Honiton Indoor Bowls Club, Ian Veitch, Tracy Crawford and Roger Binmore.

Ian Veitch of Feniton and Honiton was the first to sit the exam, which he passed, making him the very first in the Country to obtain this new qualification.

Over the next twelve months these courses will be made available across the country.

It is hoped over the next four years more people will be introduced to the sport and see it as a way of keeping active and making friends.

For full information about funds available and courses to be run visit: www.bowlsdevelopmentalliance.co.uk

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