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Coaching Call To Boost Club Numbers

posted Feb 13, 2020, 11:55 AM by Malcolm Fletcher   [ updated Feb 15, 2020, 4:55 AM ]
The League's member clubs have been urged to get qualified coaches to play the lead role in attracting new members.

County Development Officer and coaching chief Pauline Wilson made the plea as she unveiled details of a Level 1 Coaching Course in Wem this year.

“We all want to attract new members and the best way to do this is to have a coach within your club - so Shropshire is once again hosting a Level 1 Coaching course,” she said.

“Once you have a coach you can hold open days, invite the local school and help individuals - all done safely, for insurance purposes, for the club and the coach.

“So please put yourself forward to become a coach - you’ll be helping your club and perhaps even learn something yourself, ending up with a nationally recognised qualification.”

The course dates are Sundays April 19 and May 24 at Wem BC (9am to 5pm), which is by the town's Swimming Pool

"The course costs £130 which has to be paid up front but is heavily subsidised at the moment by BCGBA, who are giving 50% back once the course is completed. Additionally, SCGBA are able to put in a further £40, leaving just £25," she added. 

Details of the course content are available on the Coach Bowls website, which is where applications to attend should be made on-line.

“Most of our Shropshire coaches are in Mid Shropshire and Whitchurch so it would be good to see some volunteers from Shrewsbury, Oswestry and Ludlow areas as it’s the only way we’ll grow membership,” added Pauline, who bowls for Bridgnorth and Broseley.
“This is likely to be the only local course this season so do give it some serious thought – and I’d be happy to discuss the course with anyone interested on 07746-224824.”