Canterbury Youth Bowls Academy - CYBA 

The CYBA programme is proudly created and driven by Tayla Bruce, supported by Bowls Canterbury.  Tayla recognised an opportunity to provide a higher level of coaching for our youth and has been running these sessions at Burnside Bowling Club once a month during the season for anyone aged from 10-20 years old. It is designed to develop players' high-performance skills.

This is an opportunity for youth bowlers in Canterbury to connect and receive coaching, as well as play some fun games against each other. All levels of ability are welcome, so we encourage you to bring along a friend.


  • Friday 4 November 2022
  • Friday 2 December 2022
  • Friday 20 January 2023
  • Friday 17 February 2023


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (the green will be open from 3:30 pm if you'd like to roll up earlier)


Burnside Bowling Club (220 Avonhead Road)

Extra Information:

Sessions are free of cost and there are bowls available to borrow from the club if players don't own a set. Players are encouraged to wear something comfortable to bowl in. In the case of inclement weather, I will send out an email on Friday and update the Facebook group, or I can be contacted via text. If you would like to request to join the private Facebook page for updates, please follow this link:

If you or you know of anyone that would benefit from attending these sessions, please get in contact with Erica Ayres from Bowls Canterbury.


Mobile: 027 530 9215

Wednesday Sport 

Secondary Schools is an interschool competition which is held on Wednesday afternoons in terms 1 & 4. This programme provides activities for both beginner and competitive bowlers.

Beginner bowlers have the chance to learn the basic skills of the game in a fun and active environment while competition bowlers play against each other in a true bowling game format. Both beginners and competition students have access to coaching and support throughout the programme.

  • Secondary Schools Wednesday Sport
  • Wednesdays - Term 1&4
  • Great opportunity for students to get Bowls coaching and play games weekly
  • Entries are made through Schools Sports Coordinators and Enter NOW
  • More details to come