Members in the South West recently enjoyed 2 matches held at The Royal Wootton Bassett BC in Wiltshire and Ottery St Mary BC in Devon. Continue reading “South West/Otter St Mary Report”
DBE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMANCE MANAGER
JOB TITLE: PART TIME NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMANCE MANAGER
SALARY: £10,000 per annum (25,000 – £30,000 per annum pro rata)
Hours per week: 14 hours per week (35 hours full time equivalent)
Location: Home working from a flexible location with a national geographical remit. Registered Office: Gedling Indoor Bowls Club, Foxhill Road, Carlton, Nottingham, NG! 1RL
Contract: Fixed Term 2 years, (subject to annual review of funding thereafter)
Reporting to: Disability Bowls England Chair
Supported by The Peter Harrison Foundation, Disability Bowls England is delighted to announce the exciting and challenging new post of Part Time National Development and Performance Officer. This is a strategic appointment and part of a national plan to increase participation opportunities in disability bowls.
The post holder will be responsible for developing programmes and interventions which increase participation opportunities for bowlers with a physical, sensory or learning disability, catering for all ages and abilities. Bowlers will be supported with their personal development, improving well-being, confidence levels and sports and social skills. Adapted aids and equipment will be utilised to ensure inclusion of individuals with varying levels of impairment.
This is a demanding role of significant importance to the disabled bowls community and we will be looking for a person who is creative, self-motivated and has good communication, organisational and leadership skills which will enable them to engage and support the voluntary and membership structure of the organisation.
As a newly constituted organisation one of the key aims of Disability Bowls England is to develop a solid infrastructure to support the participation in bowls activities by disabled people. Activities include introductory sessions, local playing sessions, regional and national coaching and competitive opportunities, support for elite players including squad recruitment and selection for home country and international competition.
The priority areas of work to be undertaken by the Manager with the assistance of key volunteers and Board Members include:
Increasing the capacity to deliver the strategic plan through the development of a regional infrastructure. A targeted approach will be adopted to increase and support volunteer involvement and to ensure a greater number of facilitators are recruited and trained as appropriate to help service a growing programme of events and coaching activities. Volunteers will be recruited to fulfil a variety of roles.
Development of clubs and strengthening local links. Building links and partnership working with clubs throughout the country will facilitate the delivery of regular disability bowls participation at a local level. A kite marking scheme (developed in partnership with the Bowls Development Alliance) will be implemented and clubs encouraged to undertake the assessment process.
Marketing and communication. Assessing the needs of disabled bowlers is at the forefront of Disability Bowls England’s work and effective and efficient systems for communication with members will be developed. The organisation will be marketed and promoted through appropriate media channels and in suitable formats.
Exploring new networking links and ensuring existing external partnerships are maintained and developed. This could include building relationships with County Sports Partnerships, local groups, impairment and health organisations etc. Strategic committees will be serviced by designated personnel and meetings will be attended as appropriate to ensure sharing of information and intelligence and particularly that of a technical, educational and research nature (eg Bowls Development Alliance, interface with Bowls England and English Indoor Bowls Association and Disability Specific Organisations).
Developing Members’ services to assist individuals at every level of engagement, this could include expansion of starter/taster sessions, initiating friendly matches, introducing more DBE competitions for each level of ability. Ongoing work includes the expansion of the pathway for higher levels of play to include Disability Bowls England Regional Representation, squad training, and selection to Home Country and International Competitions.
The successful candidate will have the drive and experience to work with a range of volunteers and organisations, both internal and external, building networks and initiating and promoting new opportunities to encourage increased participation in bowls by disabled people.
The candidate will have experience of working in a sports environment and have a knowledge of disability sport. A flexible approach to working hours is essential. The post will involve extensive travel throughout the country.
Further information and application documents can be downloaded from the
Disability Bowls England website www.disabilitybowlsengland.org.uk
Completed application forms, together with a covering letter and any other relevant documentation should be returned to Disability Bowls England, Gedling Indoor Bowls Club, Foxhill Road Carlton, Nottingham, NG1 1RL or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Disability Bowls England is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all who believe they fit the essential requirement of the job.
For an informal discussion regarding this position please contact Paul Brown on 07810868015
Closing date for applications: 16th June 2017
Interview date: 4th July 2017 Venue to be confirmed
For further information please contact: Paul Brown, Chairperson DBE
Please download and read the following documentation
DBE Maiden Singles 2017 Report
Sixteen bowlers from across the country gathered at Gedling IBC for the inaugural DBE Maiden Singles Knockout Competition. The competition was run over 70 minute match or first to 21. Every bowler was guaranteed a minimum of tow matches with first round losers being entered into a Plate competition. Continue reading “DBE Maiden Singles – 2017”
ParaBowl Home Nations Championship 2017
The first Indoor ParaBowl Home Nations Champion between Wales, Scotland and England, took place over the weekend of 21st – 23rd April at the eight rink Newport Indoor Bowl Club, South Wales.
On the first day England played Wales in round one of pairs and triples. Two points were awarded for a win and one point for a draw. England dominated the pairs taking all three games. Honours were even in the triples, one win, one draw one loss. Points at the end of the first day England 9 – Wales 3.
Next, England faced a very strong Scotland and raised their game in the triples, winning two out of three matches. The pairs followed the same score with England winning 2 out of 3 games.
At the end of day 1 England led the table with 17 points, Scotland 4 points and Wales 3 points.
Day 2 saw Scotland play Wales in the first two matches and taking 20 of the available 24 points.
England then played Scotland in the single and fours. This was a fantastic battle between these two highly competitive Nations. England won two of the three fours games, Scotland made the honours even taking two of the three singles games. With six point each England had a moral victory taking 85 shots to 84.
The Championship table at the end of day two was Scotland 30 points, England 23 points, Wales 7 points.
The pressure was back on England going into the last days play. They needed to win on four of the six rinks to secure the championship.
The final match on day 3 was Wales vs England, singles and fours. Wales were eager for victory and Scotland were there to support them.
The battle of the fours was tremendous with only a 9 shot advantage to England over the three matches but taking all 6 points. Wales fought valiantly in the singles winning 16-15 and losing 3-21 and 11-21.
England took the match against Wales 10-2 on points and winning the Championship!
England 33 points, Scotland 30 points and Wales 9 points.
This Championship was played at a very high standard with some breath taking performances. Every bowler taking part, must be congratulated for an excellent performance.
We wish to thank Newport IBC, their staff and caterers for their superb organisation and excellent food. Many thanks to the Officials and Managers of each Country and the Tournament organisers.
Congratulations England – ParaBowl Home Nations Champions 2017
EIBA National Championships
Reaching the National finals of your sport is a proud moment for any sports person. Three DBE members commenced their road to this seasons EIBA finals last October. The Ladies played their Finals matches at Melton Mowbray IBC and the Men at Nottingham IBC.
DBE’s Helen Wood of York IBC progressed to the Ladies Triples Quarter final losing a very tight match, 15-13, to the eventual Champions from Ipswich IBC that included Katherine Rednall, World Ladies Matchplay Singles Champion 2017. A fantastic performance by Helen and her team, Helen Walker and Zoe Eagles.
The Ladies Fours from Sutton IBC included our Pauline Stanley. They won their Preliminary match against Dolphin after an extra end by 13 shot to 12. Their journey ended when they met Riverain in the Quarter Final, losing by 17-10.
Pauline Stanley also featured in the Ladies O50’s Two Wood Pairs. Pauline’s Sutton team were extremely unlucky to lose in the Preliminary round to the eventual Champions Wey Valley 15-14. What a brilliant match.
The Men’s Over 60’s Singles saw DBE’s Bob Love of Tamworth IBC come up against S Jeapes of Falaise BC in the 1st Round. This was a nip and tuck affair with the score at 19 – 19 on the pen-ultimate end, sadly dropping 2 shots to finish 21-19 to Jeapes.
Bob Love, joined by Neil Southall, also of Tamworth IBC, in the Over 60’s Pairs, again took his match to an extra end losing 19-16 to Barking BC.
Congratulations to all our bowlers and their team colleagues, what a fantastic achievement.
DBE Indoor Top Region Challenge 2017 Report
This event was held at Gedling IBC , Nottingham on Sunday April 9th. Each of the four regions, North, Midlands, South East and South West put two rinks of triples as follows:– Continue reading “DBE Indoor Top Region Challenge 2017 Report”
Riverside Indoor Bowling Club in Winchester, Hampshire
Annual Regional Day on Saturday 25th March 2017.
The event was organized by the Swan Bowlers who run weekly sessions for bowlers with a physical disability at Riverside. On what proved to be the sunniest day of the month, 26 bowlers and their supporters from Windsor Royals, Aylesbury Area Disabled Club, Five Rivers Indoor Bowling Club, English Amputees & Les Autres Bowls Association and Swan Bowlers played in the pair’s competition. Riverside is set in a beautiful park and just a 5 minute walk to the center of Winchester which makes it an easy base from which to explore the historic city. Continue reading “REGIONAL BOWLS DAY at RIVERSIDE IBC”
DBE NATIONAL OUTDOOR SINGLES
This year we are going to run our National Outdoor Singles competition with regional qualifiers.
As our numbers are growing this will hopefully help with travel for those who enter. The format will be a knock-out finishing with the top two players from each region to go forward to a Finals day at Leamington Spa on the 16th July 2017.
We hope that you will all enter and support this venture.
The venues for the regions are below with entry forms:
National Outdoor Singles Regional Qualifier Entry Forms
North Region – Selby 24th June
South West Region – Wellington 25th June
Midlands Region – Sutton-in-Ashfield 25th June
South East Region – Egham 24th June
DBE bowlers reach the Finals
Helen Wood, York IBC, will compete in the Ladies Triples Finals at Melton Mowbray on 27/28th March.
Pauline Shanley, Sutton IBC, will play in the Ladies 4’s at Melton Mowbray on 25/26th Match and then travel to Nottingham IBC on 10/11th April to compete in the Ladies O50 two wood triples.
It was a good turnout over the weekend 11/12th March at Gedling IBC, Nottingham for the Ann Trotman Singles with 21 bowlers eventually taking part. Sadly 3 bowlers had had to pull out in the last few days not giving time for those on the waiting list to make travel and accommodation arrangements. I had to put a limit of 24 on the entries in order to make it a good tournament in the two days. Continue reading “Ann Trotman Singles Report”