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Latest News

Congratulations to David Kingdon and Laura Daniels

Fantastic news from the Champion of Champions in Australia - David Kingdon wins Bronze and Laura Daniels wins Gold.

After coming first in his Section, David went straight through to the Semi-Finals where he narrowly lost to eventual gold medal winner Aaron Teys, securing Bronze Medal.

Laura came third in her section, won her Quarter Final against Nici Neal from South Africa, then beat Selina Goddard of New Zealand in the semi-finals to go through to the final against Emma Saroji from Malaysia. The final went down to a tie-break which Laura won 5 shots to 1 securing the Gold for Wales

Many congratulations to David and Laura on their fantastic achievements.

5th November 2017

Free Safeguarding Training - Sept 20th 2017

Safeguarding Training Sept 2017A free training course is being run at Interlink, 6 Melin Corrwg, Upper Boat, PONTYPRIDD. CF37 5BE on Saturday 20th September 2017.

Safeguarding Children & Young People
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Safeguarding Adults
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

This is a level 2 awareness raising session for voluntary and community groups which will increase the participants’ confidence in identifying and referring safeguarding issues.

Download the Poster for more information and contact details.


6th August 2017

Atlantic Rim venues announced

The 2019 Atlantic Rim tournament venues will be Barry Athletic BC, Dinas Powys B C, Penarth Windsor B C, Penylan B C, and Sophia Gardens B C. Congratulations all.

World Bowls have decided that Penylan will act as the headquarters for the tournament.

6th July 2017

Congratulations to Welsh Triples and Fours at BIBC Championships

Congratulations to Chris Ashman, Phil Robins and Paul Taylor on winning the Triples and Brian, Stuart, David and Robert Weale on winning the Fours at the British Isles Championships in Ireland.

And congratulations to all the Welsh BIBC players who collectively won the Nat West Trophy. Fantastic achievement.

2nd July 2017

Commonwealth Games selection for Welsh Umpire

Congratulations to ITO Umpire Paul Watkins who has been selected to Umpire at the Commonwealth Games in Broadbeach, Australia in 2018

27th June 2017

Congratulations to Golden Boy Dan Salmon

We are so proud of Daniel Salmon on becoming Junior World Champion at the Junior World Championships at Broadbeach Bowls Club in Australia. Dan beat Australian Corey Wedlock in the final to claim the gold medal.

Very many congratulations, fantastic achievement!

2nd April 2017

Vacancy: Post of General Manager

A vacancy for the post of General Manager to Bowls Wales has arisen.

21 hours per week (3 days) and located in Wales
Salary and Benefits £35,000 pa pro rata based on 35 hour week
Part Time 21hrs p/w, Fixed Term (2 years) with potential for extension + pension + 20 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays pro rata.

For more information on this role, please download the following PDFs by clicking the links below

General Manager Advert

General Manager Job Description

To apply for this post please send a full current CV and a covering letter outlining how you meet the job description to:
Tel: 07970 823106

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 5 th May 2017 at 5pm
Interview Date: Wednesday 17th May 2017 from 4pm onwards
Interview Venue: Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff

13th March 2017

Wales Deaf Sports Survey

Wales Deaf Sports is working to develop greater opportunities for deaf people to play, coach, volunteer and succeed in sport across Wales.

They want to explore ways in which Wales Deaf Sports and partner organisations can encourage people with any degree of hearing loss to participate and progress through sport and physical activity.

They are undertaking research with the deaf and hard of hearing to identify people's needs and barriers to sport participation, the survey is aimed at those with hearing loss.

To take part in the survey, please click this link:

24th January 2017

Vacancy - WBF Communications Panel Member (CLOSING DATE NOW PASSED)

The Welsh Bowls Federation are looking for enthusiastic and committed people to sit as part of the Communications Group and help shape a Communications Plan for Welsh Bowls.

Do you have ideas on how to take bowls in Wales forward? Are you innovative? Are you able to enthuse others and plan effectively and efficiently with limited resources?

This is an opportunity to shape bowls in Wales, which is voluntary driven but has a real desire and passion to reach its Vision and mission.

This is a voluntary role, and meetings are likely to take place during evenings and/or weekends.

If you are interested please send a short expression of interest detailing your experience to by Wednesday 11th January 2017

31th December 2016

Silver Medal for Jonathan Tomlinson at World Champion of Champions

Very many congratulations to Jon Tomlinson on winning a silver medal at the World Singles Champion of Champions in Queensland, Australia recently.

21st November 2016

Atlantic Rim Games to come to Wales

We are delighted to announce that the Welsh Bowling Association has been successful in its bid to host the Atlantic Rim Games in 2019.

More details will be forthcoming as we get them.

21st November 2016

Bronze Medal for Welsh Pairs at Hong Kong Classic

David Kingdon and Daniel Salmon travelled to Hong Kong to take part in the Hong Kong Classic Pairs earlier this month and came home with a Bronze Medal. Congratulations to you both.

David Kingdon and Daniel Salmon at Hong Kong Classic 2016

Photo courtesy of Hong Kong Classic

21st November 2016

Wales vs England Under 18s Test Series

The Wales vs England Under 18s International Test Series took place on the 17th ad 18th September at Barry Athletic. It was a very close match with Wales losing by only 2 points. Congratulations to all who took part.

Under 18s International Test Series 2016

24th September 2016

Congratulations to the Welsh Junior International Team

The Junior Internationals took place in Elgin in Scotland last weekend, 10th & 11th September and our Junior team came runners up this year receiving the Tom Mcllvenna Trophy.

Many congratulations to all who took part.

Welsh Junior International Team 2016

13th September 2016

Congratulations to the Welsh Senior International Team

The British Isles and Senior Internationals took place over the last few days in Llandrindod Wells where the Welsh Team played some outstanding bowls, making the whole weekend a joy to watch. Although they missed out on winning the Championships by just ONE SHOT, losing to England on Sunday morning, they made us all so very proud of the standard of bowls they played over all three games and their team spirit. Very many congratulations to all involved.

2016 Welsh Senior International Team.

4th July 2016

Congratulations to Monmouthshire on winning the Open Double Rink 2016

The WBA Open Double Rink competition took place yesterday at Llandrindod Wells. Monmouthshire were the successful team, congratulations to them.

Open Double Rink Winners 2016 - Monmouthshire

9th May 2016

World Bowls announces appointment of new Public Relations Consultant

The following press release was provided by World Bowls:

World Bowls LogoPresident John Bell and the Board of Directors are delighted to announce the appointment of award-winning journalist and publisher David Allen to the position of Public Relations Consultant to the World Bowls organisation.

'It’s an extension of our determination to grow the World Bowls brand, to raise the profile of lawn bowls, and to gain maximum possible exposure from our media and marketing potential,’ Mr Bell said at the announcement. ‘David is the top man in his field and we’re thrilled to have his personality, professionalism and positivity on our team.’

David Allen brings a lifetime of experience and a success proven track record in media, marketing and public relations to the role, while his knowledge of everything bowls is second-to-none.

The incumbent editor in chief of Inside Bowls, the official magazine of World Bowls, Mr Allen has enjoyed a long association with the World Bowls team, having worked closely to provide media and information output at many world championship events over the past decade.

Gary Smith
Chief Executive
5 May 2016

9th May 2016

New ITOs for Welsh Bowls

The Welsh Bowls Umpires Association are delighted to have four newly qualified International Technical Officials, part of their bid for support through the World Bowls development strategy.

Having submitted an application in the Autumn of 2015, the WB regional director for Europe, Andy Ewens has been working with the Welsh Umpires Panel to identify methods and processes for the recruitment and development of officials to support the sport throughout Wales.

The four successful candidates are:--

Huw Jones Monmouthshire
Paul Watkins Monmouthshire
Keith Jones Mid Glamorgan
Alun Rees South Glamorgan

4th May 2016


Congratulations to David Kingdon on winning a bronze medal in the Singles competition at the 6 Nations Test Series in New Zealand in March.

Photos of David Kingdon collecting his medal can be seen in the Gallery

23rd April 2016


Congratulations to Jarred Breen and Melanie Thomas on winning a silver medal in the Mixed Pairs in the Junior World Bowls Competition in Australia. And well done to Jarred in the singles play off - only just missing out on a bronze medal.

18th April 2016


Congratulations to David Harding of Penylan BC who has now become the WBA Team manager elect. He will work along side the existing Team Manager Alun Hodges for the remainder of the 2015 season, and will take the post over at the WBA AGM in December 2016.

1st February 2016


All members are reminded of the W.B.A. Code of Conduct as on page 161 of the current WBA Handbook.

This also applies to comments made on Twitter and Facebook.

A copy of the Code of Conduct has also been added to this website. Click here to view it.  

Added: 12th June 2014