Bowlers Arm Coaching 2016-17
Arm Coaching will feature again this coming season commencing in December at Preston/Reservoir BC.
Coordinator of Arm Coaching Phil Gude said, “We are ready to go and have just finalised dates and venues with the clubs.” Keep an eye out on this space for the venues and times.
December will see coaching in the Northern Suburbs again where there is very strong interest for the coaching squad to participate. Phil Gude also said, “We are also taking the coaching group deep into the Western District and the Mallee this season, two areas so far not covered.
This comes on the back of the Victorian coaching group delivering arm device coaching in New Zealand as a part of the invitation Australian arm side made up of players from various states who toured there in May.
Bowls Victoria Chief Executive Graeme Bridge paid special tribute to Adele Ryan from Ocean Grove BC, Lee Wesley of the Romsey BC who along with Phil Gude from Dromana BC collectively between them coached 200 players and coaches whilst in New Zealand.
Phil Gude further stated, “This takes the Arm Squad’s coaching effort numbers to over 1,500 players and coaches since its inception a little over three years ago, a remarkable effort indeed, and I’m extremely proud of the squad who are always willing to help players seeking advice regarding use of an arm device to keep themselves playing our great sport,” he said.
Bowls Victoria Chief Executive Graeme Bridge said, “We are fortunate to have State Arm Squad players prepared to give back to our sport through coaching. The coaching team put together by Phil Gude of AJ Parker, Mike Scotter, Adele Ryan and Lee Wesley perform an extraordinary job and I’m sure this year will be no exception.”
Graeme went on further to state, “Bowls Victoria is proud of the inclusive efforts of this dedicated group and Victoria leads Australia in arm bowling in many ways. With over 6,500 players using arm devices, the Victorian state arm side are current triple National Champions and no other state has a squad of volunteer arm coaches, let alone having a group that has imparted that knowledge to over 1,500 players and coaches and still doing the task, all as volunteers. Our thanks are extended to Phil Gude and each of the coaches and other Bowlers Arm side player members who pitch in when needed, they set a high standard in these areas for all state representative sides,” he said.
The dates and times for the Armed Bowling Coaching Days are:
Sunday 11 December 2016 at Preston/Reservoir BC – 10.00am Registration for 10.30am commencement of activities.
Tuesday 21 February 2017 at Horsham City BC – 12.00noon Registration for 12.30pm commencement of activities.
Wednesday 22 February 2017 Warrnambool City Memorial BC – 10.00am Registration for 10.30am commencement of activities.
For more information about this season’s Bowler’s Arm Tournaments please click here.
For all things Bowlers Arms, visit our Bowlers Arm page here.