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DBE Performance Team Announcement

Update from the DBE Performance Team in relation to the selection of the 2022 Outdoor High-Performance Squad & Home Nations Squad.

Due to the congested DBE summer program, it has been decided to postpone the selection the Outdoor High-Performance Squad.
Meetings will be held over the winter to review & update the high-performance program including the method of nomination & selection. Discussions are also ongoing to introduce more test matches in addition to the annual Para International Home Nations Championships.

In order to select the team to represent England in the 2022 September Home Nations Championships the Performance team looked at the congested schedule this summer and agreed that it would be inappropriate to ask players to travel long distances on a weekend to trial when they had already travelled to compete in competitions, and for this exceptional year only will use the following criteria to select the September Home Nations Squad:-
• Consider information submitted on each HP Squad Nomination Form received.
• Observe players/directors in a number of competitions.
• Observe players/directors in Test Matches held this summer.
• Review player reports from previous Internationals.
• Consider the Classification & Gender restrictions imposed by the rules of the Home Nations Championships.

We are sure everyone will agree that coming out of a 2 year gap due to covid, combined with an exceptionally busy Commonwealth Games Year has created difficulties for everyone.
However, we are confident going forward that the Performance Team will create opportunities for members to progress though the pathway from beginner to High Performance in a structured and considered manner.

In the meantime, members are encouraged to enter as many competitions and events as possible to gain valuable playing experience & add achievements to their Bowling CV in readiness for future nomination.

M. Monkton
Performance Manager
July 2022

Outdoor Home Nations Selected Squad

Disability Bowls England are very pleased to announce the Squad to compete in the Para Home Nations Championships at Clarence BC, Weston-Super-Mare, Friday 2nd-Sunday 4th September 2022

Visually Impaired:
B2 Sarah Marshall Hertfordshire
B2 Stephen Hartley Devon
B3 Steve Simmons Kent
B4 Gareth Harwood Yorkshire
Directors for Visually Impaired:
Linda Ralphs Hertfordshire
Isaac Shieh* Middlesex
Doreen Metcalf Yorkshire

Physically Disabled:
B6 Steve Ireland Sussex
B7 Fynn Kyser Leicestershire
B7 Jonathan Stokes Bedfordshire
B7 Colin Milner* Hertfordshire
B7 Jack Pullin* Worcestershire
B8 Anthony Page* Somerset
B8 Jennie Sandford Sussex
B8 Mike Robertson # Huntingdonshire
*New Cap
# Captain


Team Manager: TBC
Support staff: Mo Monkton, Sue Davies, David Stott, Maggy Smith MBE, Bob Love.