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Juniors

Juniors

Bowls is a sport which is suitable for all ages and at Biddenden Bowls Club we are keen to involve, engage and develop a dynamic junior section.

Bowls involves skill development, team work, decision making, precision, patience, challenges, exercise, fresh air and lots of fun. It can offer a very different sporting and social experience whether the junior plays other sports (such as squash, football, martial arts or tennis) or just wants to find a sport that is right for them.

Over Summer 2022, we will be offering a combination of coaching and activity sessions, junior competitions, awards and a fun tournament for our junior members. Please see below for more details or visit the junior page on our website.

Please let me know if you would like to take part and become a junior member or if you would like more information. (Remember parents/carers are welcome to join as well!!)  Juniors can of course come along for an initial taster session. 

Kim   

Club level 2 Coach and Junior Co-ordinator

 

Junior Coaching and Activity Sessions 2022

Date/Day Time Activity

24th April Sunday

10 to 11.30am

Coaching & Activities

8th May Sunday

10 to 11.30am

Coaching and Activities

15th May Sunday

10 to 11.30am 

Coaching & Activities

22nd May Sunday

10 to 11.30am

Coaching & Activities 

29th May Sunday

10 to 11.30am

Bowls Big Weekend Activities

12th June Sunday

10 to 11.30am

Coaching &  Activities 

26th June Sunday

10 to 11.30am

Coaching &  Activities 

10th July Sunday

10 to 11.30am

Coaching Activities Competitions

17th July Sunday

All day

Intergenerational Day - fun tournament

14th August Sunday

10 to 11.30am

Coaching &  Activities 

21st August Sunday

10 to 11.30am

Coaching &  Activities 

4th September Sunday

to be confirmed

Finals weekend

18th September Sunday

To be confirmed

End of Season Fun Event

 The sessions will be adapted to take into account those taking part in terms of age, bowls experience and any individual needs.

If you cannot do Sunday Mornings but would like to be a junior member and take part, please do let me know and we will arrange suitable times. Over the school Summer holidays extra sessions during the week will be available for coaching, skills practise, matches or roll ups.

On the 17th July we are holding our first ever Inter-Generational Family Day. This will be an all-day fun pairs tournament open to all members (senior or junior) when they can play with another family member from a different generation e.g. daughter and Dad, son and Nan etc. (the partner does not need to be bowler/member) Everyone will get at least 3 games and the day will finish with presentations and a BBQ.

Junior membership of the club costs just £5 in the first year and then £10 pa after that. All activities will be run by our club coach and a team of volunteers in accordance with our Bowls England approved safeguarding procedures.

The club has a selection of bowls available and all bowlers need to bring along are some flat soled shoes (trainers), hat and a drink.

If you want to know more about junior bowls at Biddenden Bowls Club;

visit our website at http://www.biddendenbowlsclub.org  

email Kim at biddendenbowlsclub@gmail.com.

phone 07795802630.

What happened in 2021?

We ran 5 coaching sessions on Sunday mornings form the end of July to Late August 2021. 7 juniors attended on one or more days aged 6 to 15.  Getting enthusiastic and talented juniors involved in this great game of bowls was a real delight. 

This was a new development for Biddenden Bowls Club but after our sessions with John Mayne Junior School in 2019 and in the "Sports Route Coaching" Summer School in 2020, it was clear that bowls can provide a very different sporting and social experience for children and young people offering skill development, team work and competition.

The coaching sessions which took place on Sunday mornings from 10.00am to 11.30am were free and open to young people aged 5 to 17.

Our aim was to ensure that those who came along would have fun in a safe environment whilst developing bowls skills and an understanding of the sport. 

The sessions were  run in line with the Club's and Bowls England's approved Safeguarding Policy and practices. 

SPORTS ROUTE COACHING SUMMER SCHOOL 2021 

26th to 30th July (5 sessions) and 16th to 20th August (6 sessions)

What a great couple of weeks we had. Welcomed 60 + different children to the green for lots of bowls related activities. 20 different members took part which was brilliant. 

Activities included a spider, targets, skittles, bowls golf, grid and of course bowling to be nearest the jack. Saw some excellent bowling, lots of smiles and some real improvement over the sessions. Bring on 2022!!