|Chairman||Secretary & Comps Secretary||Treasurer|
|Mr Ray Brandreth||Mr Gary Spencer||Mrs Helen Brewin|
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|Deputy Chairman||League Fixtures Secretary|
|Mr Mark Winnington||Mr David Jones|
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I attach the Press release from the BDA following BCGBA rejoining to promote the development of the game.
We will be working on the process for clubs to apply for the packages and will be arranging a meeting for the BDA Development officers to meet up in early September followed by a meeting with our Development officers as soon as we are able.
Further information will be issued as soon as we are able.
The Bowls Development Alliance (BDA) is delighted to announce that the British Crown Green
Bowling Association (BCGBA) are re-joining the BDA as a National Governing Body partner.
The news is a great step forward for the sport with three bowls NGB’s now working together with
the BDA , the development arm of the sport.
Joint working is crucial for the development and profile of the sport and means that resources and
expertise can be shared.
Malcolm Douglas , Chair of the BDA commented:
“This is exciting news as it provides the opportunity for BCGBA to be part of the new Play Bowls
Strategy, working alongside Sport England . through to March 2026.It will also make BDA
programmes available to BCGBA Clubs ,helping recruitment of new members and retaining those
who may be unsure about returning to the sport after COVID-19”
Mark Bircumshaw the Chief Executive Officer of BCGBA re-enforced these comments:
“We are delighted to be re-joining the BDA, not only to progress the development of the sport but to
assist in promoting bowls across all codes ensuring that we place the sport in a position of strength.
We look forward to developing the partnership over the coming years”
BCGBA joins Bowls England (BE) and the English Indoor Bowling Association (EIBA) who were part of
the original stakeholders who set up the BDA ten years ago to channel government funding and
support into the development of bowls.