Winter Coaching Programmes

Bowls Canterbury Coaching Programmes

Our coaching programmes before the start of the 2022/2023 season will be run very similar to how they have been in the past.

The names of the programmes have changed this year as shown below:

Open U5's Coaching - Click HERE to enter.

The Open U5's Coaching Programme is designed for any under 5's players wanting pre-season coaching. This is a great opportunity for players of similar abilities to come together before the season starts. The programme will increase these players' skills and knowledge of the game while giving them confidence as they head into the 2022/23 season.

  • Use to be called Junior Classic
  • 7th and 14th of August
  • 0-5 year players
  • $30 per player (includes Law Book)
  • Day 1: 9:30 am - 4:00pm
  • Day 2: 9:30 am - 3:00pm


  • Rangiora Bowling Club
  • Riccarton Racecourse
  • Redcliffs Mt Pleasant

Invitation Development Coaching - IDC

The Invitation Development Coaching Programme is for those who show the aptitude to play at a higher level and who have shown they have the skills and desire to take the next step up in their skills, tactics and mental skills.

  • Use to be called Emerging Players Academy
  • 25th of September and the 2nd of October
  • More details to come

Coach Code of Ethics

Click HERE to read the Coach Code of Ethics.

Ever thought about becoming a bowls coach?

Bowls NZ has an expansive coach training programme.

Over the winter months in the "off-season", courses are held in various locations around New Zealand where the basics of bowls and the principles of coaching are taught followed by a mentoring programme to assist with the practicalities.

The 2022 Coaching Courses 

Foundation Course 

Sunday 15th May 2022 - Halswell Bowling Club

9:30am - 4:00pm

Development Course 

Sunday 15th May 2022 - Halswell Bowling Club

9:30am - 4:00pm

The second session will be run pre-season 2022.

Update Course

Sunday 15th May 2022 - Halswell Bowling Club

10:00am - 12:00pm Click

Bowls New Zealand Coaching

Click here for more information.