Updated   25/10/20                      This years Subscriptions are now due  6 this is to cover your insurance only 

Somerset Bowls Coaching Association now affiliated to the E.B.C.S 

The Somerset Indoor County have voted to support the SBCA


The EBCS Director of Coaching Mr. Vic Waite attended our School of Excellence at Taunton Deane IBC. He helped on the rinks all day and presented the prizes at the end of the day very much appreciated. 


Many years ago the Somerset Outdoor County used to nominate a County Coach, this one person would visit the various County Clubs coaching.    The then County Coach joined the E.B.C.S. and started training other coaches in the various clubs. (Outdoor and indoor)
It was agreed by the Outdoor County board at the time that it was only right that the Somerset coaches should vote for their County Coach. This has now changed the S.B.A have now decided to nominate their own County Coach with no consultation with the indoor County or any other 
bodies in Somerset. This position will not be voted for democratically. 
The Somerset County Coaching Association was formed in the year 2000 and all its officers have been voted for at their AGM. for the last 20 years. We have our own constitution, insurance, identity, badge and training programme. 
All its members are volunteers any monies created goes towards equipment and training booklets. (No officer gets paid)
Our method of teaching has a proven record over the last 20 years it quickly gets members playing well.
Our aim in life is to attract new members in clubs and give them a basic training, we have found over the years 98% of members just like to have a game of bowls a bit of social at the club and go home, only 2% of any club want National competitions so a basic training at the start gives a good grounding for how ever far they wish to go.

The Somerset County Indoor Association are now fully supporting the SBCA

To all members of Somerset Bowls Coaching Association

Copies to Secretaries Indoor and Outdoor Clubs in Somerset  

I was asked at The A.G.M. of our Association on Monday 26th Sept. 2016 to write to you to clarify our status as coaches and our Association as trainers.

Because we are affiliated to E.B.C.S. our qualifications are recognized nationally and our training of coaches up to and including Level 3 (Senior Coach) recognized.   If any of our members leave the County, E.B.C.S. will issue a replacement certificate on request.   This has already been done for one of our members who has gone to live in Devon.

We as Coaches  are qualified to coach both indoors and outdoors.

 Training of new coaches continues to be done through The County Coach with duties delegated on a regional basis to a small team of trainers and assessors.   Please contact Peter if there are any requests for training.

For information:  Our 10 annual subscription includes affiliation fees and insurance.

We continue to be a successful organization with many committed coaches, and are proud of the fact that all our services are free for the benefit of new and existing bowlers.