Welcome to the pages of the
Kent Bowls Coaches.


It is with great sadnes that I have to inform coaches of the passing of our L3 Coach Wendy Preston on Saturday November 14th.

Wendy had been a stalwart of the county coaching team and was also our treasurer for many years . Her skills and presence on the green will be sorely missed.

In the current situation attendees at funerals are limited but you can remotely attend Wendy's funeral on Wednesday 2nd December at 2.30 using the following link:-


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Wendy asked for no flowers but instead asked all to support three charities, Marie Curie, Crossroads (Folkestone) and the Ashford hospice. These charities provided outstanding support services,  despite fighting fires all over Kent.  

Should you wish to give something in memory of Wendy we would very much appreciate it if you gave to one or more of the charities below.  A ‘Just-Giving’ page has been set up in Wendy’s name for each of the charities (just click on them and you will be taken to a donation page).

 Pilgrims Hospice in East Kent,  Crossroads Charity which supports carers,  Marie Curie

Should you prefer to send a cheque the addresses of the 3 charities are given below:

Pilgrim’s Hospices
56 London Road, Canterbury, Kent CT2 8JA

Crossroads Care Kent
16 Reculver Road, Beltinge, Herne bay, Kent CT6 6LE

 Marie Curie
Great Nordic House,  204 Godstone Road, Caterham CR3 6RD


A donation from Bowls Kent Coaches Association has been made.




Regretfully, The AGM booked for November has been cancelled.

The current officers will remain in post until an EGM can be called when conditions permit it.



The Bowls Kent Coaching Association is an association for  the benefit of all Registered Bowls Coaches, at all levels in the County. There are no fees involved in becoming a member, you just have  to be a qualified coach under a recognised organisation. For those interested in becoming a coach and joining us please click on the left panel under 'join the team'.

To get more information about the Association contact
the Chairman; Dick Pascoe.





These refresher days will (hopefully) take place next year.

These days are free for qualified coaches and a voucher towards lunch is also free.

To book your place - click here.



We are currently collecting dates for Coaching Skills Days at Kent Bowls Clubs, both indoor and outdoors.

 If you would like the Kent Bowls Coaches to come to your club contact the Skills Days organiser  Dick Pascoe.

To see what is involved have a look at: 'Skills Days ?? on left.


We are often asked how to become a coach,
why not have a look at our page with all the details there.

Get Trained


Why become a coach?

If ever you wonder if you should become a coach or if your time would be wasted you should read this.......

I had been coaching a young girl for some years and some time ago predicted that with her natural talent, if she kept at it could be playing for Kent or even England.

One summer she, (along with 3 other young  girls) won the Kent Ladies Fours and got to the ¼ finals of the National Fours against senior, much older players. She has also played for England in the under 18 test against Wales. She has also got to the under 25 National Finals.

To say I am pleased for her is a gross understatement!  Dick Pascoe, Senior Coach.



Coach Training Days.

Take place each third year,

These training days are open to ALL qualified coaches. There is no charge and a voucher for lunch will also be given. They will usually run from 10am until 4pm on each day.

Watch this space for the next course



DBS & Safeguarding

(Previously known as a CRB) The requirements for these have changed and it is not a requirement that all Coaches have these. The Safeguarding requirement is for those that REGULARLY come into contact with children or vulnerable adults.

The definition of 'regular' is vague. BKCA recommends that all L3 coaches do have a DBS certificate and also attends a Safeguarding course. This is for your own protection. The definition of safeguarding has also changed. Previously known as 'Children and vulnerable people' it has now been split into two sections, one for children and one for adults. A course for 'working with the disabled' is also recommended.

For more about safeguarding click here.