Winter Coaching Programmes

Bowls Canterbury Coaching Programmes

Our coaching programmes are before the start of the 2022/2023 season.

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

Invitation Development Coaching - IDC

Congratulations to the 15 men and 15 women who have been selected for the Invitation Development Coaching programme.

Sunday 24 September – Lincoln Bowling Club

Sunday 1 October – Burnside Bowling Club

Selected Women


Heather MacPherson

Christchurch Bowling Club

Sharee MacKenize

Papanui Bowling Club

Gemma Andrew

Allenton Bowling Club

Christine Bird

Riccarton Racecourse Bowling Club

Shannon Keogh

Dunsandel Bowling Club

Sonja Churton

Burnside Bowling Club

Joyce Speedy

Riccarton Racecourse Bowling Club

Christine Kane

Riccarton Racecourse Bowling Club

Lee Anna Kearns

Allenton Bowling Club

Jane Anderson

Lincoln Bowling Club

Wendy Worters

Rangiora Bowling Club

Jayne MacKay

Lincoln Bowling Club

Emma King

Kaiapoi Riverside Bowling Club

Margaret Knowler

Riccarton Racecourse Bowling Club

Mary Sefton

Burnside Bowling Club


Selected Men


Jack Mackintosh

Bowls Papanui

Greg Hughes

Papanui Bowling Club

Greg Simpson

Beckenham Bowling Club

Simon Moriarty

Lincoln Bowling Club

Steven Bryce

Lincoln Bowling Club

Terry Leveridge Watkins

Rangiora Bowling Club

Stephen Cooke

Elmwood Park Bowling Club

John Quigley

Darfield Bowling Club

Wayne Hamilton

Darfield Bowling Club

Tony Grimwood

Hornby Bowling Club

Kurt Hurrell

Hornby Bowling Club

Mark Buist

Riccarton Racecourse Bowling Club

Nick Hart

Kaiapoi Bowling Club

Bronson Kellett

Hampstead Bowling Club

Neville Clydesdale

Club Redcliffs Bowling Club


Open U5's Coaching

The Open U5’s Coaching programme is designed for any under 5’s player wanting pre-season coaching. This is a great opportunity for players of similar playing 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 2023/24 season. This year, year 1&2 players will be coached together and year 3-5 players will be coached together at a different venue. 

The sessions are on Sunday 27 August and Sunday 10 September. You will be allocated a venue closer to the time. The cost this year is $30 which will cover both sessions and includes a law book. 

To register, please fill out this form: Open U5 Coaching 

Preferred payment is direct debit: ANZ Bank 06-0821-0628081-00
Please put your name and U5 Coaching in the reference.
Entries close on Sunday 13 August

Coach Code of Ethics

Click HERE to read the Coach Code of Ethics.

Ever thought about becoming a Bowls coach?

Bowls Canterbury’s focus is getting more Lawn Bowl coaches in our Canterbury region. We have a very exciting opportunity for everyone with all coaching abilities. You may be starting from scratch or might be wanting to take your coaching skills further. Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June 2023, there will be a foundation, development and an update course run for anyone to participate.

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 2023 Coaching Courses 



Foundation Application

Development Application

Police consent.vetting form Sept 2014

Foundation Coach – Target Player: Beginners, social, school-aged. Duration: 3-5 hours. Cost $50 - Includes the ‘From Go to Pro’ games and skills booklet and workbook.

Foundation coaches can come from anywhere, it’s not about who they are but rather whether they understand and care about the development of people and offering them an enjoyable experience that will make them want to come back for more.

Sunday 11 June

9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Development Coach – Target Player: Intermediate to advanced bowlers at club, centre and national levels.

Duration: 12 hours either over a weekend or four evening sessions. Cost $100 - Includes coaching booklets; ‘The Basics’, ‘The Principles of Coaching’, and ‘Skills & Drills’.

The Development coach will facilitate higher-level skill development, decision-making, and goal-setting in the sport context. This course will take you to the next level, giving you a deeper understanding of the coach approach. The focus is on coaching principles and sport-specific knowledge to equip coaches to offer challenging and enjoyable training opportunities for developing players.

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 June

9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Development Coach Update/Re-accreditation – Target Player: Intermediate to advanced bowlers at club, centre and national levels. Duration: 4 hours either a weekend day or evening session. Cost $30 - Includes coaching materials

If you have a Development Coach accreditation and still actively coaching after two years, then it’s time to refresh by attending this course and keeping your accreditation active.

Sunday 11 June

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Please fill out the forms below and email them to Erica Ayres: