Here’s the short development report I presented at last night’s county committee meeting.
North Midlands Development Officer Update Feb 24th 2014
Prepared by Scott Crowther.
County development meeting: March 3rd.
A development meeting open to all clubs and individual bowlers from the North Midlands has been arranged for Monday 3rd March, 7.30pm at Bedworth Ex-Servicemen’s Club, Rye Piece Ringway, Bedworth, Warwickshire CV12 8JH. The meeting will be run by myself with help from Ian McLean from CSW Sport (www.cswsport.org.uk) and will outline plans for 2014 in coaching, recruitment ideas, Clubmark and more.
Coaching workshop: April 6th.
A BCGBA Level 1 coaches training workshop has been organised for Sunday 6th April (venue and time TBC). It will be delivered by the regional coach, Bob Marsh. Spaces cost £10 and are available for between 4 and 8 people (3 already signed up). Two attendees at previous Level 1 coaching workshops (Scott Crowther and John Hatzer) will be assessed for their Level 1 accreditation on the same date. If successful, these will be the first BCGBA accredited coaches in the county.
National Development Meeting: March 22nd.
I will be attending a meeting of all the BCGBA development officers on March 22nd in Northwich. I am happy to raise questions on behalf of the county, if anyone wants to submit questions to me.
I have now received honorariums from the BCGBA for my work as a development officer. I plan to invest all of this into the county development together with the remainder of the budget provided by the North Midlands county committee last year. It is not yet decided what to spend the budget on, but the plan is to use some for bowls equipment that can be used by any club at public facing Open Days.