Coaching Courses


A heartfelt thank you extends to our valued clubs, dedicated volunteers, and our team who play pivotal roles in coaching and nurturing both novice and seasoned players. Bowls, a remarkably accessible sport, is often regarded as “easy to play, hard to master,” presenting us with an incredible chance to connect with a diverse audience while providing enriching developmental opportunities.

Recognising the vital role coaching plays in every bowler’s journey, we are steadfast in our commitment to bolstering clubs and coaches, ensuring an unparalleled experience for all involved.

If you have a passion for development or an interest in coaching, we encourage you to reach out to
Bowls Auckland Coach Developer, Les Eagleton at [email protected]



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Coaching Courses

Bowls New Zealand Coach Development Framework programme is offering the following courses:
All bowls coaches must complete the following courses to begin their coaching journey and earn their Bowls New Zealand Accreditation. 

Bowls New Zealand Foundation Coach
Target Player: Beginners, social, school-aged.
Duration: One Day

Foundation coaches can come from anywhere, it’s not about who they are but whether they understand and care about the development of people and offering them an enjoyable experience that will make them want to come back for more.

Bowls New Zealand Development Coach Course
Target Player: Intermediate to advanced bowlers at club and centre level
Duration: Two days (Foundation Course day one, Development day two

The Development coach will facilitate higher-level skill development, decision-making, and goal-setting in the sports context. This course will take you to the next level, giving you a deeper understanding of the coach approach. The focus is on coaching principles and sport-specific knowledge to equip coaches with challenging and enjoyable training opportunities for developing players.

Bowls New Zealand Development Coach Update/Re-accreditation Course
Target Player: Intermediate to advanced bowlers at club, centre and national levels.
Duration: One Day 

If you have a Development Coach accreditation and still actively coaching after two years, then it’s time to refresh by attending this course and keeping your accreditation active. Other evidence of coaching development courses can be used in place in place of this course.


Coach Development

Bowls Auckland Coach Development and Network Evenings

Bowls Auckland offers short bi-monthly coach development and networking workshops planned for the first Wednesday, between 6pm – 8pm.

Our coach developers drive these sessions with content inspired by our coaches to further enhance and develop their skills as coaches. Plus provide an opportunity to network, and share stories and experiences.
These sessions are held at bowling clubs around Auckland.

Our next session is on:
Wednesday, 5 June at Bowls Auckland office
Level 1, Mt Bowling Club
17 Stokes Road, Mt Eden

Become a Coach

We are happy to, in collaboration with Bowls New Zealand, be running the following courses in 2024:

Foundation Course

  • Saturday 31 August 2024
  • 9am to 4pm
  • Cost – $50
  • Bowls Auckland office

Development Course

  • Saturday 31 August & Sunday 1 September 2024
  • 9am to 4pm (on Saturday) and 9am to 1.30pm (on Sunday)
  • Cost – $100
  • Bowls Auckland office

Update/Reaccreditation Course

  • Sunday 1 September 2024
  • 9am to 1pm
  • Cost – $30
  • Bowls Auckland office

To register for the courses – 

If you are having trouble sending the application form, please drop it off at the Bowls Auckland office.