Welcome to the pages of the
Kent Bowls Coaches.



Bowls Kent Coaching Association

Annual General Meeting

To be held at Maidstone Bowls Club

on Sunday 5th November commencing @ 10.30am

(NB This is NOT at Mote Park IBC)


The Bowls Kent Coaching Association is an association for the benefit of all Registered Bowls Coaches, at all levels in the County. There are no fees involved in becoming a member, you just have  to be a qualified coach under a recognised organisation. For those interested in becoming a coach and joining us please click on the left panel under 'join the team'.

To get more information about the Association contact
the Chairman; Dick Pascoe.




The 2023 Coaching Skills Days have been completed

Contact Dick to book your day in 2024

To see what is involved have a look at: 'Skills Days ?? on left


We are often asked how to become a coach,
why not have a look at our page with all the details there.

Get Trained





DBS & Safeguarding

(Previously known as a CRB) The requirements for these have changed and it is not a requirement that all Coaches have these. The Safeguarding requirement is for those that REGULARLY come into contact with children or vulnerable adults.

The definition of 'regular' is vague. BKCA recommends that all L3 coaches do have a DBS certificate and also attends a Safeguarding course. This is for your own protection. The definition of safeguarding has also changed. Previously known as 'Children and vulnerable people' it has now been split into two sections, one for children and one for adults. A course for 'working with the disabled' is also recommended.

For more about safeguarding click here.



UK Coaching was formerly known as Sports Coach UK 

The Duty to Care,  Knowledge Check 

The Duty to Care Toolkit is a series of Knowledge Checks and coach learning resources set across the five distinct pillars that represent the Duty to Care ethos: Safeguarding, Inclusion, Diversity, Well-being and Mental Health. Complete the five free Knowledge Checks to earn our Duty to Care Digital Badge. 

Visit UK Coaching to take the free knowledge check and be signposted to additional training and  resources. 


Please note you will need to create a UK Coaching account if you donít already have one. 

There is a range of Safeguarding training available, Active Kent and Medway host face to face workshops in venues across the county but we can also arranged closed courses for clubs and groups if you have enough people to fill a course and a suitable venue.