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.

 

 

Why become a coach?


If ever you wonder if you should become a coach or if your time would be wasted read this.......

I had been coaching a young girl for about 5 years and some time ago predicted that with her natural talent, if she kept at it could be playing for Kent or even England.

In the summer of 2015 she (along with 3 other young  girls) won the Kent Ladies Fours and got to the finals of the National Fours against senior, much older players. In 2015 she also played for England in the under 18 test against Wales. She also got to the last 8 in the under 25 National Finals in 2017.

To say I am pleased for her is a gross understatement!  Dick Pascoe, Senior Coach.

 

 

Coach Training Days.

Take place each third year,

These training days are open to ALL qualified coaches. There is no charge and a voucher for lunch will also be given. They will usually run from 10am until 4pm on each day.

Watch this space for the next course

 

 

BDS & 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 BDS 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.