Graham Instone | Greenkeeper of the Year 2022We speak with Graham Instone (Dunnington BC, Yorkshire) after he scoops the Greenkeeper of the Year award at our second annual Awards! In the hotly-contested category – sponsored by Dennis and SISIS – Graham took the honours, largely for his innovative roadshows and sharing his knowledge with local clubs. He has been a member of his beloved Dunnington BC for over 40 years and has been looking after the green for the past 15 years.
Nick Brett will be on board the Bowls England Cruise!Vicky Billing, Head of Partnerships at Riviera Travel, chats to Birmingham 2022 Gold medallist Nick Brett! They discuss Nick's bowls background and his holidays as he looks forward to the Bowls England Esclusive Cruise on the Danube! This spectacular 8-day cruise, sets sail from Budapest on 16th October 2023, taking in the delights of Austria, Hungary and Slovakia before returning to Budapest on 23rd October 2023. To find out more, please call Bowls England’s dedicated booking line quoting ‘BE EXCLUSIVE’ on 01283 245341 and a member of Riviera Travel’s friendly and knowledgeable team will contact you. Full details can be found at www.bowlsengland.com/exclusive-opportunities/
Bowls England Awards 2022Our second annual Awards took place on Saturday 25th February 2023, celebrating the very best of the sport! 300 guests enjoyed a sparkling night at Athena, Leicester to celebrate 15 award winners from across our sport. Here's the highlights!
Bowls England Exclusive River Cruise | The Blue Danube with Riviera TravelBowls England and Riviera Travel are delighted to announce an exclusive opportunity to sail on one of Europe’s finest rivers, whilst meeting your favourite Bowls players. England players including Commonwealth Games Gold medallist Nick Brett will be joining us on board ‘The Blue Danube’ river cruise to talk about all things Bowls! There will be Q&A sessions, legendary stories, along with an amazing programme which will leave you with memories that you will cherish for a lifetime! This spectacular 8-day cruise, sets sail from Budapest on 16th October 2023, taking in the delights of Austria, Hungary and Slovakia before returning to Budapest on 23rd October 2023. There are 200 spaces available on this 8-day cruise. Why not book a place with family, friends or club mates and enjoy an amazing adventure with them? This exciting cruise will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime so make sure you don’t miss out! For more information or to book, call 01283 245341 and quote "BE Exclusive".
Bowls England National Finals | Women's Pairs 2022Semi-Final @ 10am Devon v Isle of Wight Sophie Tolchard & Harriet Stevens v. Sandra Aldridge & Anne Bernard Final at 2.30pm Devon v Suffolk Sophie Tolchard & Harriet Stevens v. Tracey Johnson and Joanne Rowe #BENFinals22
Bowls England National Finals | Men's Pairs 2022Semi-Final @ 10am Dan Box and Andrew Walters (Warwickshire) v. Lewis Baker and Nick Brett (Huntingdonshire) Final at 2.30pm Matthew Hyde and Andrew Briden (Buckinghamshire) v. Lewis Baker and Nick Brett (Huntingdonshire) #BENFinals22
All To Play For | BowlsAll To Play For is a new brand campaign for the sport of bowls, reflecting the qualities of our game irrespective of code. With the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games taking place this summer, this video shows the power of a sport which is open to everybody. Why All To Play For? Bowls is a sport for everybody. You can play anywhere and at any time, no matter your age, gender, ethnicity or ability. It is accessible and doable. Bowls makes us feel better. It puts a spring in our steps, delivering real mental and physical health benefits and an essential social lifeline. It is vitalizing. Bowls is togetherness, family and friends, old and new. It provides a level playing field across ages and genders. Competition amongst friends and family is authentic and clubs feel like a home from home. It is sociable. Bowls gets under your skin. It is a sport that draws you in. From the local park to an England shirt, the thrill of a perfect bowl remains the same. It is mesmerizing. Find A Club Near You - Head to bowlsengland.com
Breaking Barriers | Craig BowlerBreaking barriers ➡️ Birmingham 2022. 📽️ The truly inspirational story of Craig Bowler 👇 Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy. Here to listen: samaritans.org #PartOfThePride #AllToPlayFor #PlayBowls
THAT shot | Nick BrettIt's the shot that shocked the world 😲 Question is, can 𝗡𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝗕𝗿𝗲𝘁𝘁 repeat the trick? What's your greatest bowl? Describe yours in the comments below and the best will be selected by Nick himself to win a signed shirt and two National Finals tickets to a day of your choice! ℹ️ bit.ly/NickBrettPlayerProfile #PartofthePride
Bowls Bash | How to BowlWhen you arrive at the bowls club, a friendly Bowls Bash coordinator will be there to help you get started and provide any guidance you need. The equipment will be ready and you’ll be given a reminder of the rules and a scorecard. If you’re a beginner, you’ll be given a very quick demo, but it might be helpful to take a few seconds to look at our simple guide on how to deliver a bowl. Ready to book your session? Head to play-bowls.com to get started.
Bowls Bash | Getting StartedIt couldn’t be easier to try Bowls Bash. There’s no dress code and equipment will be provided. All you need to remember is to wear flat shoes or trainers to look after the green. When you arrive at the bowls club, a friendly Bowls Bash coordinator will be there to help you get started and provide any guidance you need. The equipment will be ready and you’ll be given a reminder of the rules and a scorecard. Ready to roll? Head to play-bowls.com to book your session today!
Bowls Bash | Playing the GameYou, your team-mate and your two opponents are on the green. You have three bowls each at your feet, the Jack is placed on the Spot at the far End of the green and you have a scorecard in hand. You’re now ready to roll! Ready to get on the green? Head to play-bowls.com to book your Bowls Bash session today!
Bowls Bash | What to Wear 👟👕It couldn’t be easier to try Bowls Bash. There’s no dress code and equipment will be provided. All you need to remember is to wear flat shoes or trainers to look after the green. ℹ️ Find out all you need to know at bowlsengland.com/bowlsbash 💚 Ready to get on the green? Head to play-bowls.com to book your session today!
Bowls Bash | ScoringUse the scorecard provided. Tot up your scores after each End and keep a running total. The team with the most points after 5 Ends wins the Set. Nearest the Jack – 3 pts Second nearest to the Jack – 2 pts Third nearest to the Jack – 1pt A Kiss – 2 pts Power-Play – all points that End count double. Don’t forget to nominate your power play End before the End starts! ℹ️ Want to know more about Bowls Bash? Head to bowlsengland.com/bowlsbash to learn more about the game!
Let's Roll! | Bowls BashBowls Bash is an exciting, new form of lawn bowls that is really easy to play and fun for all ages and abilities. The challenge is simple - roll your bowl at the target, called the Jack. The closer you get, the more points you can earn for your team. Bonus points are awarded if your bowl kisses the Jack – bowls-eye! Head to bowlsengland.com/bowlsbash to find out more!
The Comeback | Amy Pharaoh𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸 🥇 2010: Champion in Delhi 👶 2013: Becomes a new mum 👊 2022: Back with a bang Birmingham 2022? 📽️ The inspirational story of 𝗔𝗺𝘆 𝗣𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗼𝗵 - our Commonwealth Comeback Queen 👑 Learn more about lawn bowls here ➡️ bowlsengland.com #AllToPlayFor #PartOfThePride #PlayBowls
Brilliant Burbage enjoy Bowls' Big Weekend bonanzaBowls' Big Weekend 2022 showcased our sport to thousands of newcomers, and Burbage Crusaders BC took full advantage of the opportunity. Our national initiative provided the chance for friends and family to give bowls a go. Up and down the country, over 750 Bowls England affiliated bowls clubs opened their doors to people who want to try a new sport, have some fun and meet new people. We headed to Burbage to chat to those trying our sport for the first time, with @Team England star Jamie-Lea Winch on hand to offer her advice along with many club volunteers.
Mr & Mr | Sam Tolchard & Louis RidoutWelcome back to Mr & Mr! Filmed last summer, we sat down with Team England lawn bowlers, and best friends, Sam Tolchard & Louis Ridout, to see how well they really know each other. This video is a great way to learn more about two integral members of the Birmingham 2022 lawn bowls squad ahead of this summer's Commonwealth Games. Find out more about all the members of our squad here: bowlsengland.com/team-england-lawn-bowls/
Mr & Mrs | Jamie & Natalie ChestneyWelcome to Mr & Mrs! Filmed last summer, we sat down with Team England lawn bowlers, and husband & wife, Jamie & Natalie Chestney, to see how well they really know each other! This video is a great way to learn more about two integral members of the Birmingham 2022 lawn bowls squad ahead of this summer's Commonwealth Games. Find out more about all the members of our squad here: https://www.bowlsengland.com/team-england-lawn-bowls/
Club Life | Kettering BC, NorthamptonshireWelcome to Club Life, a monthly series from Bowls England, looking at some great stories from affiliated clubs. Bowls is not simply a sport for older people - as these youngsters at Kettering BC have shown! Kieran Rollings is a member of the Team England squad for Birmingham 2022, and he spoke to us, alongside some clubmates, on the future of the sport and the opportunity of Commonwealth Games this summer. Learn more about our plans for the year: www.bowlsengland.com/the-five-big-stones/ To find out more about services we offer affiliated clubs, head to the club services page: www.bowlsengland.com/club-services-overview/
Team England Lawn Bowls & Para Lawn Bowls | Birmingham 2022 Squad RevealBowls England, Disability Bowls England and VIBE are proud to announce the 18-person squad getting ready to take on the world at the Commonwealth Games this summer. Birmingham 2022 will be a showcase for bowls in England, and these players will be going for glory at Royal Leamington Spa. Read more on our website here:
Lee Chamberlain | "Why I love bowls"🗣️ "𝗕𝗼𝘄𝗹𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝘀𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗱 𝗺𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗱𝗲𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗹𝘆" Meet Lee, and watch his inspiring story. By simply giving bowls a go, he fell in love with the sport! He was suffering and missed the competitive buzz of sport. Someone suggested he try lawn bowls, and the rest is history... Many thanks Sport England & The National Lottery. #LoveBowls
Club Life | Goodwood BC, LeicesterWelcome to Club Life, a monthly series from Bowls England, looking at some great stories from affiliated clubs. Ahead of the inaugural Bowls England Awards Night in February, where we will focus on the grassroots of lawn bowls, this third edition visits Goodwood Bowls Club in Leicester. This club won the Club of the Year award in 2005, and is famed for its sociable, friendly approach to the sport. To find out more about services we offer affiliated clubs, head to the club services page: bowlsengland.com/club-services-overview/
Club Life | Branksome Park Bowls ClubWelcome to Club Life, a new series from Bowls England, looking at some great stories from affiliated clubs. This second edition sees us visit Branksome Park Bowls Club, home of National Senior Pairs Champions, James Garner and Stuart Stephens. To find out more about services we offer affiliated clubs, head to the club services page: bowlsengland.com/club-services-overview/
Club Life | Darlington South Park Bowls ClubWelcome to Club Life, the first in a new series from Bowls England, looking at some great stories from our affiliated clubs. This first edition sees us visit Darlington South Park Bowls Club, home of Bowls England Story of the Year winner Scott Morland. They are a club that has risen from the ashes, combining innovative marketing, accessibility and hard work to now be thriving and a real hub for the local community. Club Life is available at first to leaders at our affiliated clubs via our newsletter Club Together. To find out more about the services we offer affiliated clubs, head to the club services page: https://www.bowlsengland.com/club-services-overview/
David Bryant CBE | Bowls England National Finals📺 | One of the highlights of #BENFinals21 was the presence of a wonderful memorial celebrating the life & career of David Bryant CBE. We spoke to David's family, as well as David Rhys Jones, on the impact he had on our sport & his legacy.