Coaching is vital to the long-term development of the sport of bowls.

Coach Bowls is the only nationally recognised coaching qualification for the sport of bowls in England – the latest course availability can be found below.

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.

Coach Bowls uses the UK Coaching Framework as a guideline for development, and its stated aim is to provide ‘a world class bowls coaching system for all’.

For more details on Coach Bowls, including information on membership and training opportunities for coaches, go to:

The Coach Bowls membership scheme provides insurance, support and benefits to all levels of coaching, whatever code you coach. By joining the Coach Bowls Membership scheme you are actively supporting all of the work we do, helping invest in the development of Bowls coaching, supporting the future of the sport from grass roots to elite.

To view the upcoming course and to register online, visit:
or call 01926 334910.


In addition to the Coach Bowls scheme which is aimed at bowlers wanting to become Coaches, the County has a number of existing Coaches who are trained under the EBCS (English Bowls Coaching Society). Our NGB (National Governing Body) which is the EIBA, recognises the accreditation of EBCS Coaches gained prior to 2016 as per the BDA statement of 30/11/18, therefore the County adopts the same policy.

We are currently trying to collate a database of ALL trained Coaches within Middlesex (shown below) which will be updated once the information has been recieved from the Clubs within Middlesex.

For any questions or problems with Coaching, in the first instance, please contact:

Andy Docker  m: 07976-815973 or eMail: [email protected]



Coaches in Middlesex by Club (by Name/Qualifcation/Membership Status):



Janet Stokes                              Coach Bowls Level 1                              Coach Bowls: 03890

Nick Winsor-Gaffney                 Coach Bowls Level 1                              Coach Bowls: 03742

Sean Reilly                                 Coach Bowls Level 1                              Coach Bowls: 03735

Lawrence Wilson                       EBCS Level 1                                           Coach Bowls: 03740

Richard Rumsey                        EBCS Level 2                                           Coach Bowls: 03953

Richard Candler                         EBCS Level 1                                          Coach Bowls: 03741